Window blinds from window furnishing providers like Arjays Window Fashions are useful for blocking out external light and protecting your home’s interior from unwanted observers. Like all window treatment types, your home window blinds will eventually need to be cleaned at some point. However, the manner in which they are constructed—slatted, with numerous lengthy horizontal strips attached in rows—makes them a challenge to make tidy.

No matter what type of blinds you install in your home, be it vertical, wood, or faux, you’ll need to clean them regularly to prevent them from becoming an eyesore and to ensure that they’ll last long. When doing this task, here are some key points to remember:

Outside cleaning

The best way to thoroughly clean your blinds is to take them outside and clean them there. For this, you’ll need to use a large blanket or tarp, soft-bristled brush, towels, water hose, and a bucket of water mixed with some liquid cleaner. Once you’ve detached the blinds, place them over the blanket or tarp carefully. Then, pour the bucket of soapy liquid over the blinds, making sure to cover all the slats. Afterward, scrub each slat carefully with the soft-bristled brush. Finally, hose off the soapy water, then wipe the slats dry using the towels.

Inside cleaning

You can clean your blinds inside the house. To do this, you need a bathtub, cleaning liquid, soft-bristled brush, and some towels. To start, fill the bathtub with water and pour a sufficient amount of cleaning liquid in it. Immerse the blinds into the tub, then let them soak for 15 minutes. Later, scrub the slats using the brush, then drain the dirty water and turn the shower on to rinse the blinds. Towel off the blinds then reinstall them on your windows.

Maintenance tips

To reduce the frequency of heavy cleanings, make sure to perform maintenance cleanings on a regular basis. This includes dusting the slats lightly with a duster or wiping them with dry cloth. You may also use a vacuum cleaner as long as you use a suction level that’s not too powerful.

Cleaning ensures that any accumulation of dirt and grime are removed from your home windows blinds. This way, you ensure that you keep them looking good for many years to come.

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