Blinds remain popular for windows because they are practical, and because the wide variety of blinds means there is usually a stylish option available.
Blinds are easy to adjust, providing the right amount of light or the right amount or privacy with a simple adjustment.
About the only downside to blinds is that they are a little tricky to clean. The large surface area of venetian blinds holds a lot of dust, as do the small joints. But the right approach can clean blinds in minimal time.
- Get any curtains or drapes out of the way, remove then or tie them back.
- Inspect the blinds. Spot clean any obvious stains with window cleaner and a soft cloth (microfibre is good).
- Some blinds can be vacuumed with a soft attachment. But be careful not to get anything tangled.
- Close the blinds and wipe them with a damp cloth (microfibre).
- Some people find that a soft cotton glove or an old sock is good for cleaning blinds. Lightly grip each slat of the blind with the glove/sock and simultaneously wipe along the top and bottom surface.
- You can a light detergent mixture when cleaning metal or plastic blinds. But avoid this on timber slatted blinds.
- Let the blinds dry naturally where they are.
Some blinds are easy to remove, so they can be taken outside and hosed down.
Blinds, used in combination with UV proof windows, are a good option for office windows.
Have them cleaned as part of the regular cleaning service.
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