How To Clean Your Shutters?

We all do tend to clean our homes quite often – most people do some general cleaning every week (and some every few days). Of course, the more serious cleaning is limited to specific times of the year – such as the typical spring break cleaning or New Year’s cleaning. However, even during those more serious cleaning events, there are certain locations of the home that we tend to ignore – or more correctly, forget. The shutters of your windows are one such location. In fact, after buying cheapest blinds online, there is a good chance that you never took time to clean them. It is a common enough mistake, but the truth is that blinds deserve a regular cleaning every week – along with the rest of your house.

The more serious, in depth cleaning can be once or twice per year. If you tend to ignore your blinds, dust can settle as thick enough layers that can cause quite an irritation for your lungs and sinuses – and more serious complications in case you have asthma or allergies to dust. Cleaning them – whether they are custom blinds online-bought, or the regular blinds from the store – is quite easy. Below are the common steps you can follow to clean them:

  • Weekly cleaning:
  • Vacuum those – the weekly cleaning of the blinds can be done with a vacuum cleaner. Just fix the brush attachment to the vacuum cleaner and clean the blinds from side to side.
  • Use a wet rag – with the exception of wooden blinds (for which you better use wipes, as moisture is a big no-no for them), use a wet rag or sponge to dust the blinds. If you clean the blinds regularly enough, you can also use fabric softener directly as a cleaning agent.
  • Yearly cleaning:
  • Vinyl, aluminium and faux wooden blinds – the best way to thoroughly clean these types of blinds is to simply take them off from the window and clean them with water, soap and vinegar. The bathtub is the ideal location for this – you can run a soapy bath for them – but the garden or garage hose and a basin works too. Make sure to have them completely dried before installing them again however.
  • Fabric blinds – fabric blinds are harder to clean by yourself. The best course of action in this case is to simply take the blinds to a dry cleaner. As a professional, they will be capable of cleaning your blinds without harming them. Furthermore, since it is once or twice a year, you do not really have to worry about expenses. Check this link  if you are looking for modern blinds.