I don’t think there’s someone who enjoys cleaning, but it’s necessary, and there’s one particular chore I hate the most: cleaning those dusty blinds. It seems such a finicky job and I don’t have enough patience in doing it because it’s a time consuming task.

Anyhow, blinds are dust collecting items, but they gather less dust than curtains and most people prefer them. I had to put into my daughter’s room blinds at the window because she’s allergic to dust, and I said to reduce, somehow, the dust collectors in her room.

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But this doesn’t mean that I don’t have to clean them once a week and I found the perfect trick to dust the blinds easily in a record time.

For Vinyl, Metal or Wood Blinds You Have Two Options:

1. Cleaning the blinds hanging

You need:

– vinegar
– water
– a sock

Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a bowl, slip your hand into the sock, and soak it into the vinegar solution. Slowly, run your sock-hand over each slat from top to bottom. Don’t forget to rinse the sock-hand in the vinegar solution after cleaning each slat.

2. Cleaning the blinds in the tub (wood blinds are not included)

You need:

– warm water
– 1/2 gallon white vinegar

So, fill the bathtub with 2 inches of water and then add the vinegar, and slowly add the blinds into the water without tangling the slats. Let them soak for 10 minutes, rinse them with cold water, and then let the blinds dry before hanging them again.

For Fabric Blinds:


You need:

– vacuum cleaner
– damp fiber cloth

It’s easy! First, you have to vacuum the blinds to remove as much dust as you can, and then use the microfiber cloth to wipe gently the dirt. I don’t recommend washing them because the color may fade away. In case there’s any grease stain on the blinds, you can add some dish soap over the stain and rub it thoroughly.

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