How to quickly clean blinds and roller blinds: ways to get rid of sticky dirt

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Cleaning in the window area can be quick and hassle-free

It's hard to miss cleaning your windows because the dirt on them is conspicuous. But it's easy to overlook blinds and roller blinds during this cleaning process. Meanwhile, without proper care, they can become covered with dust, grease, or dirt, especially in places like the kitchen. So, it's a good idea to have a way to quickly clean the blinds in your arsenal.

Regardless of whether your blinds are fabric or wooden, roller or Venetian style, cleaning blinds is easy if you know how to do it. OBOZREVATEL tells you about the methods that will take just a few minutes.

How to clean horizontal blinds

The material from which horizontal blinds are made can be any - wood, vinyl, aluminum, or fabric. Start by closing them and checking where the dust has accumulated. Next, take a dry microfiber cloth or an old terry sock and start wiping each slat lengthwise, moving from top to bottom.

Then open the blinds and run the cloth/sock over them again. Don't forget to wipe all vertical parts, such as the control handle, fasteners, etc.

After dusting, vacuum under the window to collect all the dirt that was wiped off the blinds. Or wash the floor.

How to clean fabric roller blinds or vertical fabric blinds

To remove dirt from vertical and fabric blinds, use a dusting roller. It is better not to clean them with a vacuum cleaner, as it can deform and damage the fabric even at low power.

If there are any stains on the textile, use a soapy solution of detergent. Dissolve a little powder or gel in warm water and treat the stains with a soft brush. Then take a microfiber cloth and gently blot the cleaned areas dry.

How to clean blinds with mold on them

Mold on blinds can occur due to condensation that collects on the windows. In conditions of high humidity, fungi begin to grow and spots appear on the surface. At the first sign of mold, wipe the stains with undiluted white vinegar.

How to clean greasy blinds

The problem of grease is especially relevant in the kitchen. If you have grease on your vinyl or aluminum blinds, put them in a bathtub and fill it with warm water until it covers them completely. Add some dishwashing liquid and white vinegar to the water. Leave the blinds in this solution overnight. In the morning, the grease should be easily removed from the slats.

It is better to dry the blinds on a horizontal surface after washing them. This can be done outdoors by placing an old sheet or towel under the cleaned object, or on a wire rack in a well-ventilated area.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to quickly clean the kitchen from greasy stains.

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