There are some household cleaning tasks that seem to fall off of my to-do list, and cleaning my blinds definitely counts among them. It's easy to ignore the fine layer of dust and grime that slowly accumulates on horizontal blinds, especially since cleaning every individual blind is often a daunting prospect. However, keeping the level of dirt and dust low in your home will help it to stay pretty and allergen-free, which is especially important if you have children, or are sensitive to dust yourself.
If, like me, you need to buckle down and get your blinds cleaned this weekend, I have some quick tips to help make the job a little easier. See them when you
- If you're working around furniture, especially upholstered furniture, move it away from the blinds so it doesn't get full of dust.
- A pair of cotton gloves will make your job easier and quicker. Don't have a pair? An old sock will work, too.
- Use a cleaner and rag to smooth over the blinds.
- Make sure to clean the blinds in both an open and closed position to get rid of all of the dust.
- Move slowly and carefully to avoid leaving dents in metal or plastic blinds.