Dusting and cleaning blinds ranks as one of the more frustrating tasks around the home, but if you avoid it, you'll just make the job bigger and even more frustrating. The clatter of the material and the sudden slipperiness of the slats as you try to grasp them and dust them may make you want to give up. But there are ways to clean the blinds and shades with much less frustration. They might not turn the job into one you love, but you'll find that it doesn't take as long to get those blinds clean.
Do It Often
One of the reasons cleaning the blinds can seem so tedious is that there's usually so much dust on them -- because you waited so long to clean them -- that it's harder to sweep all the dust off in one swoop. Dust the blinds fairly often at first until you get a better sense of how much dust they collect over time. Start with weekly, for example, and then try every two weeks. Don't wait more than a month between dustings, though.
When You Find Specialized Dusters
You can find commercial dusters that were made specifically for blinds. They have a few levels of cloth that you insert between slats, so you can clean a few at once. These can make the job go a lot faster, but be aware that if you have a really thick layer of dust on the blinds, you may have to use a cloth and go slat by slat.
When You're Stuck With a Cloth
If you can't find those special dusters, get an electrostatic dust cloth. Those will hang onto the dust they pick up and make the job more efficient.
Your Carpet as Culprit
One of the reasons your blinds get so dusty is that you're constantly kicking up dust as you walk across carpet. Your furniture, too, can release lint as can your clothes. So, even if you have hardwood floors, you can end up with a lot of dust in the room. If you have carpet or rugs, vacuum them often to pick up loose dust and lint. Vacuum upholstery at least once a month, too.
When you have the dust on blinds under control, cleaning them becomes a lot easier. And when the dust is gone, the blinds look a lot better, too. If you're in the market for new blinds, look at the materials and see which might be easier for you to dust on a regular basis. You'll find the frustration you used to feel isn't much of an issue anymore.Share
22 February 2018
Every year, I make a list of spring cleaning tasks. Unfortunately, I’m a procrastinator. Therefore, I rarely complete every item on my extensive list. This year, I plan to start my spring cleaning early. One of the tasks I’m passionate about is cleaning windows. When I get finished with my windows, I want them to appear invisible due to their level of cleanness. To accomplish this task, I use both over-the-counter window cleaners and natural cleaning agents. To reduce the incidence of smudges, you can wipe your windows down with a newspaper. On this blog, you will learn how to clean your windows before spring arrives.