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Tips for Cleaning Window Blinds and Shutters

Posted by admin on September 26, 2019


Fall is quickly approaching, which means you are going to start having family over to enjoy bonfires, scary movies, and family time. We have come up with a few tips to help you clean those neglected blinds.  

  • Use a microfiber duster on your blinds. Dusting regularly will prevent you from backbreaking work later. 

  • Wrap a sock or cloth around a ruler to clean thin, narrow blinds easily. This is especially good for metal blinds that are fragile and easy to bend. 

  • To keep dust at a minimum, rub a fabric dryer sheet onto both sides of the slats. This will not prevent dust, but it will cut down on the amount that clings to your blinds or shutters 

  • For a quick dusting (when family or friends are about to pop in), slip a sock onto each hand and rub between each slat which will clean both sides of the blinds quickly simultaneously 

  • When your blinds or plantation shutters have been neglected for some time and are extremely dirty, lay an old sheet or newspaper under them before beginning your cleaning efforts. This will prevent double cleaning duty by catching the dirt before it lands on the floor. 

  • When you are vacuuming your floors, if you have one, use the brush attachment to clean blinds and shutters. This is great for removing dust from hard-to-reach window treatments on tall windows.  

  • Use a paintbrush to clean extremely dirty blinds and plantation shutters. Dip the paintbrush into hot soapy water, oil soap, or plain water for extra cleaning power. Be sure to use a dry cloth to remove excess cleaner and clean the brush often to prevent transferring dirt. 

  • You can clean the slats with a towel if you do it on a regular basis. Spray the towel lightly with dust remover, close the blinds or shutters, place the towel over the slats and rub side to side. Reverse the slats and do the other side to complete the job. 

Adding your blinds to your weekly cleaning list will help keep the dust down and prevent you from having to deep clean blinds regularly.  

For all your cleaning needs, call Two Ladies and a Mop to set up a free in-home consultation. Our ladies provide excellent cleaning services from a bi-weekly clean, move in or out clean, deep cleans, and Spring cleanings.