1 Easy Cleaning Step to Brand New Looking Blinds

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Cleaning the blinds is often a task that gets overlooked until the weather starts getting warmer and the sun is shining through to reveal the dusty slats. The good news is that there is an easy way to clean the blinds that use natural cleaners that won't cost you a fortune. If you are into homemade natural cleaner methods than this is a house cleaning tip for you. You'll want to learn these easy methods. You can get your blinds clean by using Castile Soap and a bit more agitation of the water. Depending on what your blinds are made of there are different house cleaning tips to use. For Faux wood blinds, you can use bleach and water. It is important to remember when using bleach and water to be safe, as all chemicals should always be kept strictly out of the reach and access to all pets and for children of all ages. For the full list of house cleaning tips for cleaning blinds, you'll want to take a look at the Creatively Souther site.

To clean blinds, you'll want to have a huge bathtub to help clean the blinds, but any size of bathtub that fits your blinds will work. You'll want to mix some bleach with hot water in the bathtub and let the blinds soak in this for about five minutes. Drain and rinse the blinds extremely well. If you wanted to try a safer route, you can use white vinegar instead of using bleach. Also if you’re blinds are not white, then it is not recommended to bleach them as it may discolor them. You could also substitute the bleach in this house cleaning tip for Dawn liquid dish soap. If it is a warm day when you clean your blinds, you can leave them out in the sun to dry them. You can also use a towel to get the excess water off the blinds and the mechanical components and then let the sunshine do the rest.

If you have real wood blinds, you can use the same method to clean them, with a few changes to the house cleaning tip. Instead of using bleach or Dawn liquid dish soap, try using Murphy’s Oil Wood Soap in your hot water. It doesn’t take much of the Murphy's Oil Wood soap, just a cap full. Gently lower your wooden blinds into the water. You just want to dip the window blinds in the water maybe two or three times gently. You want to be sure to dip the wooden blinds, and to not soak them. You do not want to completely saturate the wooden blinds. Remove the wooden blinds from the water and then gently wipe with a towel immediately to prevent spotting, warping and any discoloration. If you are worried about this DIY idea using water with the wood, then it is recommendd to use a very dry/damp sponge and clean them by hand. You might also consider using Linkyo Spin Mop for wood floors, as it can also be used to clean your wood blinds. Just lay the wooden blinds flat and use the microfiber mop head to help clean your blinds. And then there is Venetian Fabric Blinds. Fabric blinds can be trickier to clean. For regular dust and dirt, you can also use a vacuum cleaner to help clean these blinds.

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