Easy Way to Clean Mini Blinds

I have 9 windows with mini blinds on them in my house, and the way dust collects around here, they are a pain to keep clean.  Taking them down and cleaning them in the tub with soap and water, or taking them outside and hosing them off, are probably the most thorough ways to get them spic and span, but if they are just dusty and not grimy, I usually prefer to just vacuum them with a brush attachment.

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However, my new favorite way to give them a once over to get the dust bunnies off, is to use a paintbrush to easily get in all the nooks and crannies, and “brush” the dust off.  It’s not as taxing as using the vacuum, although you still need to be sure and wipe up the dust that falls off with a damp cloth or vacuum it up.

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Start at the top and work your way down, so you’re not undoing what you just dusted, and then admire your work!



  1. Debbie
    February 19, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    Great tip! This is something my girls could help with and think it’s fun. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. February 27, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    My RV is ALL BLINDS. Since I don’t dust as often as I should i spray the blinds with window cleaner than put a damp old sock on my hand and wipe each blind.

  3. Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy
    March 13, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I have never seen this tip before!! Seriously, so smart!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. March 27, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    What a great idea! You always have the best ideas. I must get spring cleaning and this will help a lot!

    • Margo
      April 5, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      It’s simple but effective! 🙂

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