Keeping your Shutters and Blinds Clean

Most people routinely clean their floors and soft furnishings, yet your window coverings can often be a forgotten part of your cleaning regime, However, they are prone to collect dust and grime that is in the room and cleaning them regularly is important, especially if you or others in the home suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma.

Curtains are fairly easy to wash, as they are fabric and can just be placed in the washing machine as most other things can (of course make sure that you check the washing instructions and the right temperature for the wash before you put them on).

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Blinds are a different story, however. There are many different types of blinds, and the type that you have will affect how you clean them.  One of the ways that you can clean a roller blind is by using fabric wipes or baby wipes. Baby wipes have gentle ingredients that you can use on fabric to remove dirt and grime. Upholstery wipes are also a good choice, but make sure that you choose the right type for the material that your blinds are made from.

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If you have blinds that really need a good clean, then you can take them down and give them a bath! Putting something on the bottom of the bath like a mat or towel will stop them from scratching the bath. You can soak them for a while to let the dirt soak off and then you can gently clean them with a mix of water and washing up liquid, before rinsing and leaving them to dry.

If you have chosen to go for shutters like this from this shutters Cheltenham based company, you won’t be able to take them down and give them a bath! However, a vacuum cleaner is a brilliant way to clean wooden shutters. This will pick up not only dust but also other unsavoury debris that can be found in blinds, such as dead insects.

Once you have hoovered your shutters you can then give them a wipe over with a damp cloth to get rid of any harder to shift grime that might still be lurking on them.

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