April 5, 2017

How to Clean Window Blinds

If you have blinds you know that they do a great job of keeping the sun out of a room and adding privacy but they are also great at trapping dust and debris. Dust and dirt left on blinds shows, but worse than that, it can add allergens to your home that you don’t need. A little attention during seasonal cleaning is a great way to keep your blinds clean year ‘round. Today I’m sharing my three favorite methods for effective blind cleaning. Try one or all of them – each one works perfectly to clean your blinds with ease.

Use a blind duster

These little blind duster tools are great for quickly cleaning window blinds. The microfiber can be removed and laundered in between uses and it works great to trap dust from both sides of the blinds simultaneously. Bonus: you can clean two blind slats at once.

Microfiber + water

If you prefer a more ‘hands-on’ technique, use a microfiber cloth and barely dampen it. If your blinds are extra dusty or dirty, add a drop of rubbing alcohol and a drop of castile or dish soap to help cut through the dust and grime.

Vacuum Cleaner

If you have a vacuum cleaner (this one is my favorite) with a soft brush attachment and an extending hose, try using it to vacuum your blinds. This is my favorite technique because it’s quick and it does a great job of capturing any dust in a hurry.


This month is all about spring cleaning and decluttering. If you haven’t grabbed the free checklist, go to this post to grab it and get started.

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Go to this post for my favorite methods and recipes for washing windows.

And this post for how to clean window tracks.