5 Steps to Cleaning Roller Blinds in a Safe and Effective Way

When it comes to cleaning your home, you might be inclined to think the dirtier, the better. After all, how bad can dusting be? How about scrubbing the bathroom tiles until they sparkle? Or how about mopping the kitchen floor so that it gleams?

Well, the truth is, every surface has its own set of cleaning priorities. Some should only be cleaned when necessary, and others should be cleaned as often as possible to ensure they are always looking their best. If you have children, you already know that toys tend to take on a life of their own, frequently ending up in places they shouldn’t be.

With roller blinds being so versatile, your home is sure to have some that are in need of a little TLC. Whether you have a set that is looking a little tired or you would simply like to make sure they are clean, you can follow these 5 simple steps to get them looking their best again in no time at all.

Check to see if your roller blinds are removable

If your roller blinds are removable, you can take them down and wash them. However, if they are not removable, you will need to decide whether or not the hassle is worth it. If your roller blinds don’t have any dirty areas in the middle of them, then they might be a good idea to leave alone.

Checking to see if your roller blinds are removable will save you time and energy on the cleaning process as well as make sure that they look their best at all times.

Once you know whether or not your roller blinds are removable, follow these steps:

1) Gather the necessary supplies – a bucket, sponge mop, dust cloth, water and mild detergent

2) Check for dirt or grime on the surface of the roller blind

3) Clean with a sponge mop by dipping it into a bucket filled with warm water and mild detergent

4) Wipe dry with a clean dry cloth

5) Make sure to replace any missing coverings and reassemble

 Vacuum your roller blinds

The first step to clean roller blinds is to vacuum them. This removes dirt and dust that has collected on the blinds over time, ensuring they will always look their best.

Start with a dusting

The first thing you should do is give your blinds a light dusting. This will remove most of the dirt and grime that has accumulated, but it won’t get deep into the fibers to really clean them. To dust your blinds, use a feather duster or brush to remove any loose particles from the surface. You can also use a vacuum cleaner attachment with soft bristles to clean up any stubborn spots.

Wash your roller blinds with soap and water

If you have a set of roller blinds that are looking a little tired, it’s best to start with the basics. Wash them with soap and water. This will remove any dirt or grime that might be on the blinds and ensure they look their best again.

Don’t use harsh chemicals

The first step in cleaning your blinds is to avoid using harsh chemicals. You should opt for a mild cleaner such as lemon juice or vinegar, which work well on most surfaces and are safe around children and pets.

If you want to use a little more power behind your spray bottle, try adding a quarter of a cup of white distilled vinegar. This will ensure the blinds get scrubbed clean and leave no streaks behied!

Don’t wrinkle your roller blinds

When your roller blinds are freshly cleaned, they will look like new. But if you leave them in their dirty state, they could become undone and the wrinkles won’t look so good when they come down.

It’s easy to avoid this problem by cleaning your roller blinds right after installation. It may take some time (or a little elbow grease), but it will be worth it in the end. You can also lay your roller blinds out on a flat surface and spray them with a hose to remove any dirt that might be on the fabric. If you don’t have a hose around, you can use cold water and an old toothbrush or sponge to get the job done. Rinse off the roller blinds with fresh water when you are done, then let them dry overnight before installing them in the morning.

Use a dry cloth to finish

After you’ve removed the roller blinds from their brackets, use a dry cloth to gently remove any remaining dust. You should start with the top of the blind where it is most exposed to potential dirt and dust particles. If you have children in your home or pets, you might want to start with their areas as well. Be sure to do this on both sides of the window before starting on any other area.


1. Check to see if your roller blinds are removable

2. Vacuum your roller blinds

3. Start with a dusting

4. Wash your roller blinds with soap and water

5. Don’t use harsh chemicals

6. Don’t wrinkle your roller blinds

7. Use a dry cloth to finish

1. Check to see if your roller blinds are removable

2. Vacuum your roller blinds

3. Start with a dusting

4. Wash your roller blinds with soap and water

5. Don’t use harsh chemicals

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