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How to Clean Window Blinds: Tips and Tricks?

Doors, curtains, and window blinds accumulate the most amount of dirt and dust. Even though window blinds are prone to collecting dust and other pollutants, they are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning because people find it time-consuming. However, the fact is that they are easy to clean. 

Now that window blinds are common in most households and offices due to their several advantages, it becomes important to understand their cleaning and maintenance tips. The most common way to keep them clean is dusting them weekly, though some amount of dust is always left behind. To keep them dust-free and looking new always, here are some tips and tricks for you.

Dust Regularly

One of the best ways to keep your window blinds clean is to dust them regularly. You can use a soft cloth, feather duster, or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to remove dust from your blinds.

Spot Clean

For more stubborn stains or dirt build-up, you can spot-clean your window blinds using a mixture of warm water and mild detergent. Dip a soft cloth into the solution and gently wipe the area. Rinse the cloth in clean water and squeeze the extra water to avoid getting excess moisture on the blinds.

Deep Clean

For a more thorough cleaning, first vacuum all the slats thoroughly to remove the dust, then use a microfiber towel or a soft cloth to wipe them with warm water and mild detergent. You can do this without removing them from the track. To keep your blinds looking cleaner for longer, you can rub a dryer sheet over them after cleaning.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Avoid using harsh chemicals on your window blinds, as they can cause damage or discolouration. Also, consider using an air purifier and keeping windows closed on high-dust days. 

DIY Tips for Easy Cleaning

Materials Needed:

  • Microfiber cloth or an old sock
  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray bottle


  1. Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle.
  2. Close the blinds and dust them with a soft cloth. Wipe each slat from left to right, starting at the top and cleaning down ways.
  3. Now spray the solution on the slats. Make sure to cover both sides of the slats evenly.
  4. Let the solution sit for a few minutes. Then, wipe the slats with a clean, damp microfiber cloth.
  5. Rinse the cloth after every swipe to avoid spreading dirt from one section to another.
  6. Once you have finished cleaning all the slats, allow the blinds to air-dry before opening them again.

These simple DIY steps can remove dust from your window blinds without spending a lot of time or money.

With these tips, we are sure you can now keep your windows dust-free. Wherever you are living, keeping your space clean is the first thing you need to do for your health. Irrespective of whether they are Roman blinds or Venetian blinds, include these tips as part of your weekly or monthly cleaning routine, not just to keep the blinds dust-free but to also extend their lifespan. So, you will just have to follow the above tips to keep your windows looking new. 

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