Spring Cleaning Your Blinds

We can get so caught up in spring cleaning craziness that we often forget to clean that which is right in front of us: our blinds and window treatments. They are often overlooked or put off until later when doing annual spring cleaning, which is a shame because clean and dust free blinds look so great! So, here is your annual public service announcement: don’t forget to clean your blinds and window coverings this year while spring cleaning! Now that that is on your to-do list, let’s go over some great ways in which you can maximize your cleaning potential when it comes to blinds. 


Blinds Cleaning Method #1: Sock It To Me! 

Don’t have a blind cleaning attachment on your vacuum? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Take an old (clean) sock and place it over your hand and then spray it with one or two spritzes of warm water and start cleaning! Wipe from side to side with the blinds fully closed at first, and then reverse the direction of the blinds and wipe the other side. Finish by going over them with a completely dry sock or microfiber cloth to get the last little bits of dust and debris. Don’t forget to sweep or vacuum afterwards because cleaning several sets of dusty blinds can put a lot of dust particles in the air and they will settle on the ground and make a mess on the floor after a while. 


Method # 2: How To Clean Cellular & Honeycomb Shades

To clean your cellular and honeycomb shades, you will need a few different items that you may have lying around the house or they can be picked up at your local big box store. You will need a microfiber cloth, a can of compressed air (like for cleaning computer keyboards etc.), a bowl of lukewarm water with about 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and a vacuum with a brush attachment. Once you have those things, then follow these cleaning steps. 


Step 1. Dusting your cellular shades.

  • Take your microfiber cloth and gently wipe the front and back of your shades from top to bottom. You may have to take the cloth outside a few times to shake the dust out. 
  • Use the can of compressed air to blow out any dust or debris within the honeycomb pockets. You will probably want to vacuum or sweep the floor afterwards as it will kick up a lot of dust.

Step 2. Spot cleaning 

  • Now take your microfiber cloth and get it wet in the soapy water dish. Use the cloth to spot clean any apparent dirt patches or stains on the shades. You may have to scrub each area a few times to get stuck on grime out. Don’t be too harsh though, as that can ruin or misshape the fabric. 

Step 3. Vacuuming

  • Once you have finished spot cleaning, take your vacuum with the brush attachment to the shades again starting from top to bottom. Use the lowest suction setting if possible. Once you have vacuumed both sides, then you should be done! Enjoy your new clean shades!



This is a great time of year to break out the cleaning supplies and give your window coverings, especially blinds, a good spring cleaning to keep them looking fresh and beautiful for months to come. You will appreciate just how fresh and clean your home will look afterwards! Of course, now that your home is all clean, it’s time to plan a party to show it off.


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Posted by littleegg at 3/31/2022 5:16:00 PM
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