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How to Bleach Blinds

Blinds help to preserve your privacy in your home, but they also tend to collect dust and dirt over time. If you've ever tried cleaning the slats of your blinds one by one, you know that this is quite a chore. An easier alternative to cleaning your blinds is to bleach them all at once.

Blinds come in a variety of sizes.

Things You Will Need

  • Tub
  • Gloves
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Scrub brush

Blinds help to preserve your privacy in your home, but they also tend to collect dust and dirt over time.  If you've ever tried cleaning the slats of your blinds one by one, you know that this is quite a chore.

An easier alternative to cleaning your blinds is to bleach them all at once.  Use a soaking solution with bleach as the active ingredient to clean and disinfect your blinds at the same time.

  1. Remove the blinds from the bracket at the top of the window.
  2. Fill the tub half full of hot water. Add 1 cup of chlorine bleach to the water.
  3. Place the blinds in the tub to soak for about 30 minutes.
  4. Drain the tub.
  5. Wet a cleaning brush and squirt a few drops of liquid dish soap onto the brush.
  6. Brush the slats of the blinds to remove any remaining debris.
  7. Rinse the blinds and hang them to dry.
  8. Tip

    Wear rubber gloves and protective eye wear to protect your hands and eyes from the irritating qualities of bleach.

    Warning

    Never mix bleach and ammonia, as this combination produces odors that are potentially fatal. Always use bleach in a well-ventilated area to prevent against the irritating properties of the bleach's fumes.

Things You Will Need

  • Tub
  • Gloves
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Scrub brush

About the Author

Charlotte Johnson is a musician, teacher and writer with a master's degree in education. She has contributed to a variety of websites, specializing in health, education, the arts, home and garden, animals and parenting.

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