Housework is a necessary evil; if somebody wishes to keep their home clean and neat, this task simply must be performed. Some people chose to do it during a certain day of the month, month of the year, or season. Anything from washing the floor to polishing the silver can be performed; however, what is frequently forgotten is the chore of dusting and cleaning the window blinds.
1. First, take a thick article of cloth or a feather duster and run it along the front of the blinds. Take care not to cause any damage by pressing too hard, or a trip to the store may be in the future. If those are not available, the upholstery brush from a vacuum is also suitable. Once the front has been thoroughly dusted, move on to the other side. At this point, do not pull the blinds back up or move on to something else; there is still more to do.
2. With the dust gone, it is time to attack any dirt that may be on the blinds. Take a towel and run it under the sink; do not overdo it with the water. Do not soak it, just cause it to become moist, or water could potentially get everywhere. This step is meant to remove any light traces of dirt that might be present on the blinds. If preferred, an anti-bacterial wipe would work just as well. As with in step one, be sure to wipe both the front and back of the blinds for maximum cleaning.
3. To prevent any dust from gathering up in the near future, rub a few laundry dryer sheets on the blinds. The dust will not be gone for good, nor is the method fool proof, but doing this will at least hold it back for a time.
When the time comes to give the home or apartment a good scrubbing and tidying, include the blinds. Not only will it keep the blinds looking fresh and clean, but one will feel more at ease, as well. To save time, have somebody help deal with the other windows, and the whole process will go by a lot faster.