How to Clean Silhouette Blinds

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Blinds can be difficult enough to clean as it is, but silhouette blinds can be even trickier. Silhouette blinds are made of material which can make them harder to clean and they still attract dust like other blinds do. There are some cleaning tips from Anna of Ask Anna that will help you clean these blinds if you have them in your home. She ended up learning these simple life hacks for cleaning silhouette blinds when she had to clean her own. Even though she knew she would never buy silhouette blinds herself, the home she and her husband bought had these blinds throughout. They didn't have room in their budget to replace them right away, so she decided to clean them instead. These cleaning tips are actually quite simple too. You use your bathtub to clean your silhouette blinds which makes it a lot easier. You can also use similar simple life hacks like using your bathtub to clean other types of blinds too. So to get started, take your blinds right off of the window. This will let you get them as clean as possible.

When they're not in the window, they will completely unroll so that all of the dust will come out. If there are any bugs in your blinds, they will fall out too. So open the blinds up and allow any bugs to fall out. You can do this over the bathtub and then vacuum them up, or you can do it outside. Once you have all of the bugs and some of the loose dust out of the blinds, you can then wash them. Start running the water and put the plug in and add some gentle soap to the water. Just a small amount will do, and you can use a bit of laundry soap or dish soap. Let the water level reach a level just above the blinds. Use your hands to agitate the water and to work it into the fibres of the material. When the water gets dirty, you can drain the water out of the tub and then fill it back up again with a little bit of soap and repeat the cleaning routine until the water is clearer. When the water is clearer, you can then rinse them a final time.

If you find that your blinds are still a little dingy looking you can also add a bit of bleach to the water. Soak them in water with bleach for about 10 minutes or so to let it work its magic. Rinse them out a final time, and another simple life hack would be to use a detachable shower head to rinse them off really well. Or you could use a small bucket and fill it up with water to pour over top of the blinds to rinse them off. Once you have rinsed them off completely, it's time to dry them. Anna says that since the fabric is so thin, they don't take a lot of time to dry out. You can just hang them back up in the window again, and they should be dry within a day or so. That's all you have to do to get your silhouette blinds nice and clean again. You'll see and feel the difference when you finish this cleaning tip. Anna posts her cleaning tips on Hometalk which is the worlds largest diy community. Anna has always loved cleaning, organizing and home decor, so that's why she started her website Ask Anna. You can find more of her simple life hacks, and cleaning tips on Hometalk or on her website Ask Anna.***

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