There are many ways to clean your blinds. Entire articles and videos have been devoted to this household chore. But what is the easiest way to do it? You want to maximize your time and being able to cross this off your list in short order would be an excellent thing.

Before you look up “blind cleaning services”, read on to see what you can do yourself.

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Get a Duster

There are plenty of dusters on the market for cleaning blinds. These are great for plastic blinds, since you can just close them and then run the duster over them to get all the dirt and dust that accumulated there off. After you have done that, you can vacuum up any dirt or dust that fell to the floor.

The good thing about these dusters is that they tend to be inexpensive and you can buy some of them in bulk. This saves you money and constant trips to the store.

Use A Sock

Instead of “sticking a sock in it”, you can grab one, put it over your hand and then mix some white vinegar and vinegar in a container. Put your sock-covered hand in it. Then you can gently run your hand in between the blinds, grabbing dirt and dust.

Once it is over, sure to wring out the sock to keep it from being wet for too long. This is a great way to incorporate things from your home into your cleaning routine.

Use A Bathtub

This is an easy way to clean really dirty blinds – just fill up your tub with water, put gentle soap in it and then place the blinds in the full tub.

Try to clean your blinds once a week at the very least. Dust the blinds before vacuuming – the vacuum can spread the dust around. You can look into specialty tools, but you can get the job done with the things that you have in your home.

There are things you should avoid doing, like spraying air freshener or hairspray on or near your blinds, since that can cause a residue buildup. Don’t spray water on the dust – that will make a bigger mess.

Doing any of the above will get your blinds clean in no time. Then you will be able to go enjoy the rest of your day or take care of other items on your to-do list.