Ongoing Maintenance for Clean Vertical Blinds
To reduce the need to clean vertical blinds frequently, incorporating a small amount of regular maintenance into your weekly tidying schedule should be enough to keep your blinds looking cleaner and fresher for longer. It shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes out of your day, but can make a huge difference.
Dust your vertical blinds regularly
Before dusting, you may wish to spray an aerosol onto the blinds to dislodge any caked on dust. For fabric blinds, you can use a small amount of regular air freshener or clothes freshener (test on a small inconspicuous area first just to be sure), but when cleaning vertical blinds with wooden slats, it’s best to stick to using compressed air, which won’t damage them. Using a very full, thick duster, gently wipe up and down the slats to remove any dust and particles. Don’t use a cloth or a very thin feather duster – these will simply move the dust around rather than actually lifting it off the surface.
Clean vertical blinds at home with gentle vacuuming
As you’ll know, cleaning vertical blinds is much less effort if you don’t have to dismantle them, and one way of avoiding this is to vacuum the hanging slats regularly. It’s best to use a brush attachment when vacuuming vertical blinds – the bristles will help remove dust particles, and there is less a powerful suction when using the brush, so you can clean your blinds very gently. One important thing to remember is that you should always vacuum from the top in a downward motion – vacuuming upward could accidentally unhook the slats.