Mini blinds can get yucky in a hurry if you don't tend them.
The key to mini-blinds is dusting them or wiping them often. Something I loathe to clean them myself so I put it off until they become unsightly. Then I am forced to resort to drastic measures…actually cleaning them.
So learn from my mistakes, adn put cleaning your blinds on your calendars.
Here is how to take care of your mini blinds to keep the heavy duty cleaning to a minimum.
First of all these cleaning tips are for metal blinds. If you have wood or fabric you will need to check with your manufacturer’s directions although I’m sure that basic dry dusting would be alright.
- Add blind cleaning to your regular dusting routine which should take place about weekly.
- If you’re using one of those disposable dusters to clean your blinds spray it with a little Endust or other dusting spray. This method picks up A LOT of dust so be prepared to toss the little thingy when done (although I have experimented with washing and air drying for reuse).
- Microfiber dusting gloves make quick work of blinds dusting.
- For a littler heavier cleaning on dirtier blinds don cotton gloves that have been dipped into and wrung out from a mild dishsoap solution. Use your fingers to wipe on each side of your blind slats.
- If you’ve been neglecting your blinds, like me, and have waited until they are absolutely caked with gunk it’s time to take your blinds down and give them a good washing. If it’s a sunny day you can take them out to your driveway and laying them down on some old towels or some other such cloth scrub away (gently) gook and grime then hose them off or tada!
- Buy some MiniMaids® and hang them in your shower to give your blinds a good scrubbing. I own these Again use a mild dishsoap solution for this.