This Simple Hack Will Change The Way You Clean Window Blinds

Blinds are a popular window cover choice for many homeowners. As No Bull Blinds explains, they allow you to adjust the levels of privacy and light with great flexibility. Furthermore, window blinds pair well with almost any design aesthetic and are an affordable choice for many homes.

However, due to their design, window blinds can be a little tough to clean sometimes. According to Bungalow, you should, however, be cleaning your blinds at least once a month. They explain that blinds are especially notorious for accumulating dust, grime, oil, and pet hair. Not only will this accumulation of dirt be unattractive, but it also has the potential to exacerbate breathing allergy symptoms. We've found the perfect hack you can use to make sure this doesn't happen. All you will need are a few household items and you'll soon be cleaning your blinds like a pro.

Tongs to the rescue

As One Crazy House mentions, all you need for this blind cleaning hack are a pair of kitchen tongs and some dust cloths. They recommend using microfiber cloths for best results. You'll also need a few rubber bands to hold your apparatus together. Carefully wrap each arm of your tongs with a dust cloth, using a rubber band to keep it in place. Note that the side of your dust cloth meant for cleaning must face outwards. Next, go ahead and grip a single flap of your window blind and run the tongs, now wrapped in cloth, along the length of the blind flap. Both the top and bottom faces of your blind will be cleaned in one go with this method. 

If you want to take it one step further, Starts at 60 suggests also using a suitable cleaning spray as well. This will remove any stuck-on dirt and make sure your window blinds get a deep clean.

Why microfiber cloth?

Your choice of cloth in this hack is really what determines how well your blinds are cleaned. Grove explains that it is a textile composed of millions of tiny threads that are up to 100 times finer than human hair. A microfiber cloth can hold up to seven times its weight in water because its large surface area makes it extremely absorbent. The majority of these fabrics are constructed of a polyester and nylon combination. These two polymers are squeezed into a minuscule conduit, and the threads that emerge are braided together and torn apart into microfibers 20 times smaller.

Mission Linen notes that microfiber towels come with lots of advantages. They are a superior choice to cotton and are ideal for dusting due to the microscopic nature of their fibers. They also don't require detergent to be cleaned and will dry in one-third of the time it takes regular fabric to dry.