Tips For Cleaning Blinds and Shutters


Window Coverings are an essential part of home décor, offering functional benefits like privacy and light control, along with beautifying a space. But to keep the beauty of blinds and shutters for long term one need to keep them clean and tidy.

Let see first, are you one of them who loves to have a clean space but hate cleaning or just don’t get time to do so?

If you are then, hey, we all are same. Cleaning windows and window coverings can be very time-consuming and frustrating, especially blinds and shutters with all those slats that collect dust. So, let’s see what all methods can we use to keep our window coverings same as new.

First, Do Not Let the Dust Accumulate for Too Long

During your weekly regular cleaning, lightly dust all blinds and shutters. Adjust blinds to the closed position and use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe them down completely. If the blinds are getting dusted every week, the microfiber cloth will do the trick to keeping them clean without using any cleaning products.

So, what is the best and easiest way to clean window blinds?

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Best & easiest way to clean window blinds

Take the blinds off the window and place them in a bathtub with warm water, a few generous squirts of dish soap, and a cup of baking soda (a natural stain fighter). Let the blinds soak for about an hour and then rinse with warm water. Finish them off by wiping away any excess dirt or dust.

Similarly, the best way to clean plantation shutters

Close shutters as flat as possible and dust with a shutter cleaner such as a feather duster or soft dust cloth. Start at the top and work your way across each slat. Work all the way to the bottom, then rotate slats and repeat the process, remembering to dust the windowsill, too. It’s a fact, shutters are the easiest of all window dressings to keep clean.

When just dusting won’t cut it, mix a solution of 1 teaspoon dish soap and 1 gallon of hot water. Use a clean, soft cloth dipped in the solution and wrung out nearly dry to wipe down the shutters while in the closed position, first on one side and then the other. Rinse the cloth each time it gets grimy.  

Did it come to your mind what is the best way to clean blinds without taking them down? Because it did for me ?

So, let’s see what can be done for someone lazy like us!

Step 1: Slip a clean sock over your hand and dip it in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water — it’s a very effective blind cleaner. Step 2: Channel your inner puppeteer and swipe the sock over each slat for a quick and easy blind cleaning.

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Easy way to clean window coverings

Now for people who are just not able to take out free time from their schedule, this is specially for you all.

How do you keep blinds dust free?

Dust your blinds with a feather duster, microfiber cloth or the brush attachment on your vacuum. Close the blinds and dust this side. Then, reverse the blinds and dust the other side. Run a dryer sheet over each slat to help repel dust.

Do you have wooden blinds, then below tip is for you!

Here are some material-specific tips: Wooden Blinds – Excess moisture is wood’s worst enemy, so avoid getting wooden blinds wet. To dust them, use a clean, soft cloth, a feather duster, or a vacuum brush. To put more life into the wood, use a cleaner made specifically for wood, such as lemon oil.

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