Remove the blinds from the window. Directions for removing the blinds will vary depending on how they are hung. You may need a screwdriver to take down the blinds.
Line the bottom of your bathtub with an old towel. Extend the blinds to their full length with the slats open and lay them in the tub.
Fill the bathtub with enough water to completely cover the blinds. Add 1 cup chlorine bleach and 8 oz. of baking soda if the blinds are white. For colored blinds, use 2 cups white vinegar and 8 oz. of baking soda.
Let the blinds soak in the tub for about 20 minutes. Scrub the mildewed blinds with a rag dipped in the bathtub water.
Rinse off the blinds with water from the shower. If possible, hang the blinds outside to dry. If you cannot take them outside, lay them on a towel on the bathroom floor to dry.
Things You Will Need
- Old towels
- 1 cup chlorine bleach or 2 cups white vinegar
- 8 oz. baking soda
- Do not use this method for fabric blinds. Take the blinds to a dry cleaner for mildew removal.