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Jazz up any room in your home with a little window dressing.
You Will Need
- A dust cloth or a vacuum with a brush-head attachment
- Towels or a drop cloth
- A sponge or cleaning brush
- All-purpose cleaner or ammonia
- Fabric-softener sheets
Get the dust off
Begin by removing loose dirt and dust with either a soft cloth or a vacuum with a brush-head attachment. Clean with the slats tilted upward first, then downward.
Remove from the window
If your blinds are plastic, vinyl, or aluminum -- not wood -- remove them from the window for washing.
Take it outside
If you have a yard, take the blinds outside. If you don’t, put them in the bathtub.
Wash each slat with a sponge or brush. Don’t forget to wash the cords!
Rinse the blinds thoroughly, then hang them on a clothesline or shower rod.
Wipe them down
When they’re completely dry, wipe the blinds with a fabric-softener sheet. It will help prevent dust from clinging to them, so they’ll stay cleaner longer.