The Holidays are here which often times means we find ourselves cleaning every inch of our homes for the arrival of guests. One thing we must not forget to tidy up is our blinds. Regular cleaning of your window blinds is one of the easiest ways to maintain a long lifespan for all of the blinds in your home. In addition to making sure your blinds last you for years, they also look much better (and make the rest of your house look better for those house guests!) when they are properly cleaned. In this post, we will introduce four window blind care and cleaning tips that you can use to keep your window blinds in great shape.
Don’t Forget The Window Tracks: When cleaning your window coverings, blinds, and treatments, it is easy to forget one of the most commonly overlooked parts of your windows: your window tracks, the things at the top of your windows that hold your blinds in place. When these go uncleaned for long periods of time, they could become susceptible to mold growth or dirt. This can easily be prevented by remembering to clean the tracks when cleaning the rest of your window. To thoroughly clean this area, mix one part baking soda with one part water. Scrub the window tracks thoroughly with a dampened sponge and let dry.
Have The Right Tools For Wooden Blinds: If you have wooden blinds in your home, you will want to make sure that you have the right cleaning equipment to keep them in top shape. Anything such as a vacuum cleaner, soft duster, or microfiber cloth will work well.
Remain Hands-Off When it Comes to Fabric Blinds: Unlike other blinds made of wood, metal, or some other material, fabric blinds are quite a bit more high maintenance. That’s why, when it comes time to clean them, you might want to consider taking them to the dry cleaners or allowing a professional window cleaning expert to do the dirty work for you. This will ensure that your blinds are thoroughly cleaned and they won’t get messed up in the cleaning process.
Look For Alternative Options if You Have Allergies: Lots of people have dealt with aggravating allergies and they could never pinpoint why. In far too many cases, some people are sensitive to harsh cleaning chemicals. If you suspect you have a high sensitivity to certain ingredients used in cleaning solutions, you can still give all of the blinds in your home a good cleaning without compromising your health. All you will need is a large bucket filled with one part vinegar (apple cider vinegar works well) and one part warm water. Use a sock or microfiber cloth to gently scrub down the slates. Go over one more time with just water and your blinds will look as good as new!
Need more cleaning tips to keep your window blinds in excellent condition? Don’t hesitate to contact us today! We are more than happy to help you get the perfect blinds in your home!