How to Clean Double Roller Blinds

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Double roller blinds are perfect for your home because they are able to blend into the architectural style of the home rather than appearing like a piece of decoration. But just like any other part of the house, double roller blinds are able to accumulate dust and small bugs as well as splashed foods. Fortunately, cleaning them is an easy task that only requires a short amount of time.

Check the Care Label

This is necessary in order to avoid cleaning the blinds in a way that will damage them. Depending on what the care label states, you can either wash the double roller blinds in a bathtub or spot clean them, which means cleaning only the spots that are dirty.Take out the blinds from the window and from the roller as well in order to be able to spread them on the floor. For those that have a disk to the side, rotate it until the blinds come free. If the care label says to spot clean them, lay out some newspapers on the floor to cover your workspace.

Vacuum the Blinds

If the amount of dirt on the blinds is more than average, you might want to consider vacuuming them first in order to make cleaning easier. Vacuuming will get rid of cobwebs and those large clumps of dust and grime. You should vacuum both sides in order to remove as much dirt as possible. Where you're spot cleaning, you can wipe the entire surface of the blinds using an old sock or a microfiber cloth.

Wash the Blinds

Soak the blinds, one at a time, in the bathtub in lukewarm water for about 20 – 30 minutes in order to get the dirt and grime off the surface. Use a sponge or toothbrush to get rid of the tough stains. After washing it, drain the tub of the soapy water and rinse the blinds. You can also hold them up under the shower and use it to rinse them. Ensure that you rinse them properly because soapy patches attract dirt.

Spot Clean the Blinds

Having laid the blinds on the floor on top of the newspaper, make a cleaning solution using water and detergent. Ensure you wring out the cloth properly before start spot cleaning. You can use a toothbrush for the spots that are tough to clean, However, be careful not to saturate the blind to avoid lasting damage.

Dry the Blinds

You can place the blinds on drying lines outside or on a drying rack and leave them to dry. Once they are dry, reinstall the rollers and hand them back on your windows.  


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Hello! Welcome to my blog! My name is Julie and I live in a large house in the suburbs of Perth, Australia. My husband and I moved into our current home a couple of years ago and since then we have been working to transform it into our dream place. The house itself is lovely, but the interior looked like something from the 1970s. When we started our renovation project we didn't have a clue what we were doing. However, with each job we completed and each mistake we made, we learnt a new skill. I decided I would like to share what we have learnt here.