The best way to dust blinds
Dust is unsightly and makes your home appear dirty and unkempt. But it also is one of the leading triggers of indoor asthma and allergic reactions, according to the American Lung Association.
However, it is difficult to easily eliminate because dust forms everywhere in your home. While it is very easy to locate and remove dust from countertops and furniture, dust on window blinds is not as easily wiped away. Blinds are rife with crevices, nooks and crannies where dust can accumulate.
Follow these tips when cleaning different types of blinds in your home.
1. Vertical blinds: These blinds are best to clean while they are still hanging. First, go over the blinds with the dust attachment on your vacuum. Then use a duster. Any kind of all-purpose cleaner can be used to clean tough spots.
2. Wood blinds: Clean wooden blinds in the same manner. When you are done, use a rag dampened with wood polish to keep the wood healthy and shiny.
3. Venetian blinds: These blinds must be removed from the window to be cleaned correctly. Use vinyl cleaner or a similar cleaning solution to get rid of the dirt, dust and grease that collects on both sides of the blinds. If cloth blinds, make sure you know the correct cleaning method to use, whether it’s chemical or dry.
4. Mini blinds: This type of blind is similar to Venetian blinds, but with a smaller slat width. They are cleaned much in the same manner. Another tip is to place them in the bathtub to soak the blinds while simultaneously cleaning them.
Cleaning your blinds regularly is an important part of having a great looking home with dust-free indoor air. A professional house cleaner is another option for those who don't want to undertake the process of cleaning blinds by themselves. These cleaners are very experienced and will be able to do the job more quickly and efficiently.
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