Cleaning and maintaining the blinds in your home is super important not only to keep them looking pristine but to ensure they keep functioning properly. Dust and dirt accumulated daily around the home no matter how much you clean, this also happens to your blinds. Cleaning them regularly helps to avoid discolouration, they won’t stick and will continue to open and close properly. Regular cleaning ensures you’re getting the most from your blinds, extends their lifespan and can improve indoor air quality.
Frequency Of Cleaning Venetian Blinds
How frequently you clean your blinds all depends on certain things for example.
- How frequently are they used?
- How dusty is your home?
- Do you have pets?
- Do you smoke indoors?
A typical time frame for cleaning your Venetian blinds is around once every six months, keep an eye out though should you experience a significant build up you may want to clean them more regularly.
How To Clean Venetian Blinds
You’re going to need…
- A Bucket
- Mild Soap
- A Sponge/Cloth
- Clean Water
You may want to use your hoover with a small brush attachment to remove the dust build up if it’s excessive. You may want to make sure the space underneath your blind is protected by laying newspaper or an old towel to catch any unwanted drips or spills.
Step by Step Guide of Cleaning Venetian Blinds
Close The Slats
To avoid unnecessary damage such as bending or breakage close the slats on your Venetian blinds this also makes cleaning the individual slats easier.
Dust Your Blinds
You’re going to want to remove and lose dust from your blinds. This can be achieved with a microfibre cloth or using your vacuum cleaner with a small brush attachment. Make sure you remove dust from both sides of your slats, the cord and the top rail.
Clean Your Blinds
You’re going to want to fill your bucket with warm soapy water, make sure you cover the blinds in water and wipe each slat thoroughly on both sides as well as the cords and top rail. It’s important you rinse the blinds thoroughly with clean water to remove any unwanted residue, it may be handy to clean them off in the shower.
Dry Your Blinds
You’re going to want to grab a new clean dry cloth. Make sure you dry both sides of your slats along with the cords and top rail. A handy tip is to dry them off with your hairdryer on the lowest heat setting. Once they are dry, open them to full capacity and let them air dry fully, this is to ensure they are completely dry avoiding unwanted mold and mildew growth.
There are a few things you can do regularly to ensure your blinds are maintained properly between cleans.
- Dust regularly with a microfibre cloth
- Dust regularly with a static duster
- Keep your windows shut during bad weather