5 Tips & Tricks to Clean Your Dirty Blinds

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Using a blind duster on dirty blinds

If you’ve been avoiding the task of cleaning your blinds, I’m sharing 5 different ways you can clean them. Regardless of the type of blinds you have, there’s a tip that will be sure to suit your needs and get the job done right.

1. Grab a sock and some vinegar.

hand with white sock and spray bottle cleaning blinds

By wearing a sock on your hand, you can easily grip each blind and clean the top and bottom simultaneously while spritzing with a vinegar and water solution.

Hip Tip: Check out these 10 other ways to use vinegar around your home.

2. Wipe your blinds with a dryer sheet to prevent dust.

hand holding bounce dryer sheets box

Wipe down your blinds with a dryer sheet to both clean off dust and to provide a dust barrier.

3. Vacuum those fabric blinds.

person vacuuming white blinds

This works especially well if you have fabric blinds. Just take the brush attachment on your blinds or a small handheld vacuum and vacuum away!

Hip Tip: Come join our vacuum debate where we talk about whether you should buy a bagged or bagless vacuum.

4. Use a blind duster to clean twice as fast.

hand holding blue blind duster cleaning white blinds

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With this handy tool, you’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone. The micro-fiber material will grip and clean the top and bottom of two blinds at the same time, which means you’ll get the job done twice as fast. 😉

5. Give super dirty blinds a bubble bath.

white blinds in bathtub with bubbles

Yes, this technique is more extreme, but if your blinds need very deep cleaning, this is a great solution. Place them into the tub with some warm water, dish soap, swish them around, and wipe clean. For tough stains or grease, let them sit for about an hour. Make sure to let them dry before rehanging in your window.

Hip Tip: Most fabric blinds can also take baths, but will often need to be taken apart and restrung once dry, so check with the manufacturer beforehand.

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About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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  1. Katie

    Best thing to use – a lamb’s wool duster! They are about $10 at Home Depot. The dust sticks right to the lamb’s wool! The easiest and quickest way to clean – nothing wet required!

  2. Alma

    Found the blind duster at Dollar Tree for $1 last year. Will go back to check to see if they still have it in stock.

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