Keeping your home clean can seem like an endless task, especially if you have pets, children, or like to open your windows to allow in fresh air, which also lets in dust and dirt. The build-up of dust and contaminants from the outdoors can land on the surfaces in your home, such as walls, baseboards, ceiling fans, and your window blinds to make them dirty. Here are some tips to help you keep clean your difficult-to-clean areas in your home.
If you keep your wooden and vinyl window blinds clean by dusting them often, they will not collect a build-up of dust that is difficult to remove. However, if you have neglected your window blinds for some time, the dust will collect and compress, sticking onto each of the slats.
You will need a cleaning solution to remove the dirt made of equal parts vinegar and water, or warm water and some squirts of liquid dish soap. For blinds located in your kitchen, it is recommended to use liquid dish soap with water to remove the greasy dust built up from leftover cooking residues in the air. Other rooms you can simply use water and vinegar to clean the blinds.
Remove the blinds from the window and lay them outside on a flat surface. Wet a cleaning cloth with warm water and some liquid dish soap and rub the cloth across each vertical slat to remove the dust. You may need to rub a bit more on areas of greasy build-up. Flip over the slat and continue on the reverse side. Spray off vinyl or plastic blinds with your sprayer hose after cleaning them to remove soapy build-up. If the blinds are wooden, use a damp, clean cloth to remove any soap residue.
Ceiling fans that are continually running inside your home to keep you cool in summer and to circulate warm air during winter can collect a great deal of dust and dirt. And in the kitchen, this build-up contains greases from the air and makes the cleaning difficult, just as grease does on your home's window blinds.
Climb up a step stool and place an old sock on your hand to wipe off any loose dust and layer accumulation. When any residue is left behind, wet the sock in warm water and add a squirt of liquid dish soap to the sock, rubbing to make suds. Use this sudsy sock to rub over greasy dust to remove it and restore the shine to your fan blades. Use your fingers within the sock to clean dust from small cracks and crevices.
To prevent further build-up, spray them with a dust cleaner spray after removing the build-up. Then, remember to dust them regularly, such as weekly, using a dust cloth and a new reapplication of dust cleaner spray. For more information, contact a company like A+ Cleaning Service.