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Cleaning Blinds: Tips And Tricks To Get Them Looking Great!

Maintaining the cleanliness of your window blinds is a meticulous and necessary household task. At least annually, it is essential to remove the blinds for thorough cleaning to prevent the accumulation of dust and mould on their surfaces, which could potentially impact your family’s well-being.

Ensuring a meticulous and proper cleaning of your blinds will yield an instant enhancement in the overall cleanliness and hygiene of your home.

To assist you in managing this task effectively, we have compiled a selection of top-tier cleaning tips for your blinds, enabling you to maintain an immaculate and healthy living environment.


Using a feather duster on your Venetian Blinds and Plantation Shutters is a good way to keep it pristine. Gently part the slats and glide the feather duster across each surface, adeptly collecting dust from both sides.

For the more intricate corners, utilize a soft sock or glove, affording you greater access with your nimble fingers. A subtle mist of Windex on the fabric will aid in effortlessly gathering dust as your fingers gracefully trace the blind’s surface.

By diligently embracing these methods in your routine, you can achieve a perpetual state of cleanliness, mitigating the need for more extensive cleaning endeavours.

Lady in gloves feather dusting/cleaning window blinds.


Utilizing a vacuum cleaner is an effective preliminary step to eliminate excess dust from your blinds and is conducive to their maintenance following thorough cleaning. Ensure the blinds are closed, detach all vacuum accessories, and employ the hose’s end to systematically run along each slat. Flip the blinds, then replicate the process for comprehensive cleaning.

Cleaning Blinds While Hanging

To clean your blinds while they’re hanging, ensure proper ventilation by opening a window. Close the blinds, then use a damp sponge to wipe each slat multiple times until dirt is removed. When cleaning, you can safely use soapy water, which aids in breaking down layers of dirt.

Using shower hose to clean window blinds.

Heavy Duty Cleaning – The “S” Hook

Hang two “S” hooks on the inside of your shower curtain and use your shower as a drain when cleaning your blinds.

Take the blinds from the window and hang them from the “S” hooks. Use the shower’s hose to run warm water on the blinds while you clean them using the sponge method.

Flip the blinds on the ā€œSā€ hook a couple of times to ensure both sides are thoroughly cleaned.

Cleaning Blinds Outside

Cleaning blinds outside requires a little more work but it is usually the most thorough way to get them clean and allow them to dry properly.

Take your blinds outside and lay them on a mat or rug. Fill a bucket with soapy water. Use a scrub brush or sponge to scrub the blinds on both sides. Rinse them using a hose, towel try and then allow them to hang in the sun until dry.

Using the Correct Method

Always test any cleaning method on a small, inconspicuous area of your blinds first to ensure it won’t damage them. Take special care with fabric blinds, which can tear with harsh cleaning, and avoid excessive water on wooden blinds to prevent buckling.

For further advice on how to properly clean your blinds, get in contact with our team on 02 8824 7975.

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