I wrote a post about cleaning blinds a couple/few years ago, and I believe it’s been that long since I’ve done them – how embarrassing! It’s time to clean them!
There are a few chores around the home that I really dislike doing: cleaning my shower, cleaning the oven and cleaning my blinds. If I had it my way, I’d be switching out the blinds once every 6 months just to save me cleaning them. Give me toilets and stairs over these anytime! I find cleaning my shower to be so incredibly labour-intensive and it takes at least an hour to do a decent job. Cleaning the oven just doesn’t seem to get the ultra-sparkling-clean results I want no matter how hard I scrub, and cleaning my blinds is so tedious – every single little slat between every single string – torture!
My cleaning lady won’t even touch them – so I’m going to go out on a branch and say that cleaning blinds is pretty low on a lot of people’s happy-lists.
The sun was out this past weekend, and while I know Spring is still a ways away, the birds chirping and snow melting had me in a Spring cleaning mood.
Okay, so really it was the fact that the sunshine highlighted the filth more glaringly than on cloudy winter days.
I have no idea why a cold ran rampant through my house last month? Couldn’t be the filth that I’ve let my children live in all winter?
I brought out hubby’s trusty-dusty sock and got to work:
Using a sock for cleaning blinds is ideal because you can clean both sides in one swoop. I thought I could get away with just dusting the blinds, but the dirt had built up too much and so I had to dip my sock in warm soapy water and actually wash each slat. That’s why hubby’s socks are in pairs though right? One to wash and another to dry? (I couldn’t use my socks – they are too cute lol)
Ewwwww – so dirty!!
But a half-hour later and they are so clean!
I won’t lie; my motivation to clean blinds ended after my office, so the rest of the blinds on the main floor are still filthy. I’ll tackle them one at a time until they get done, but for now I’ll continue to build my family’s immune systems by exposing them (in small batches) to dust and dirt.
Or we could all just hang out in my super-clean office…
no wait, I don’t want to share “my space” – looks like I’ll be finishing up the rest today.
Go get to work – misery loves company – I mean keep your family healthy!
Have a great one!