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Thinking about throwing away some old socks? Not so fast! They can be a great tool for when cleaning blinds. You can put the sock on like a glove and wipe the slats with the socks.

This is a quick and easy way to get the dust off. If you have slightly dirtier blinds, you can add some vinegar for a deeper clean.

1. Dip sock in vinegar and squeeze any excess

2. Run you finger along the slats

3. Repeat with each slat and remove dust buildup on sock periodically

It’s a great way to clean without the use of harsh chemicals plus it’s safe for most surfaces. Just make sure not to dowse the blinds. A little vinegar goes a long way.

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    • Crystal

      I recently had to clean 15 of these blinds that was in a rental property we own. We had had the same tenants for over 5 years.
      Apparently they smoked alot more then we knew. They were terrible.
      I thought I was going to have to throw them away. The 2″ slat blinds are pretty pricey. 15 blinds would have cost around $500 to replace.
      I figured that I had nothing to lose.
      I place each blind one at a time in the bathtub, spray them with greased lightning and watched all the buildup run right off. I then rinsed. Filled the tub up with a little water and added some bleach.
      The bleach returned all the cords to their original white color.
      They ended up looking brand new. This may shorten the life of the blinds. I really don’t know.
      Our new tenants don’t smoke in the house because they have a new baby so hopefully I won’t have to do it again.
      I’ve used the glove techique before and it works great.
      I try to clean a different room or two every month so they don’t all need cleaning at the same time.

      • Lauren

        What kind of blinds are these? I have some that I would love to clean in this way. I have too many windows to go about. I just want to dump them in the tub, like you did. Mine are hard to get off the track though but I could figure it out.

      • Meme007

        I did the bathtub method ten yrs ago when we bought our house. We have expensive Levalor blinds so didn’t want to trash them. Put towels in tub if concerned about scratching the tub. I carefully vacuum the blinds to dust them. Once the metal is crimped its hard to fix. Ease the blinds to the reverse side and vacuum that side. I had trouble using the sock method because I crimped the blinds if not very careful. Works great on vinyl though.

    • CindyE

      Thanks for the tip. I have been wanting to clean my blinds. They get so much dust built-up, maybe I need to clean more often! LOL!

    • Sogno

      that’s awesome! thanks!