Tips on blind clean-up

blind clean-upBlinds are common in most of the homes today and many home owners prefer this particular window treatment than curtains. Surely blinds are more stylish, trendy and matches well with contemporary décor. Have you too got blinds for your windows? Well, that’s good but remember blinds have got their respective cleaning needs. The article here is a brief on how to clean up your window blinds effectively.

First of all, your blinds need a routine cleanup. You have to go for a regular dusting here since dust deposition for long will make your cleaning all the more rigorous. Always remember to use feather duster on blinds to ensure a scratch free dusting. Vacuum cleaners can be used for fabric blinds while faux wood or wood options can be catered with dusting spray.

Once in a while you have to take out the blinds for thorough clean up. It could be once in every month.
The cleaning ingredients needed here are a cotton glove or your old sock and white vinegar. Place the glove or sock on the hand & dip its tip into the vinegar pot. Squeeze out the excess vinegar. Then, run the vinegar soaked area along each side of your blind slats to remove the dust layer completely. Stop periodically in between to rinse off dust from the soaked glove or sock & to apply more white vinegar. Vinegar is great to clean up dirt & dust sans any kind of harsh effects on your blinds. Moreover, it’s inexpensive and would be safe for almost all blind surfaces like plastic, metal and wood. You can even use soapy water for cleaning the blinds. Many people prefer to clean their blinds in bathtubs but this a strict no for the wooden ones as too much of water is always damaging for timber.

Tips to clean glass tiles

clean glass tilesHaving glass tiles in your house is a great benefit because they are non porous which in turn does not let any kind of dirt or stain to stay in them. They are available in so many designs and colors and they look good in any room. There are times when they also need cleaning and many people think that it is a tedious job to clean glass tiles but in reality it is not difficult at all. Some of the tips that might help you to clean glass tiles are as follows:

• The first thing that you will need to clean the tiles is water and vinegar. You will have to mix them in equal proportions in a spray bottle. Wait for some time to get the water and vinegar mix well.

• After that you can spray the solution over the tiles that are dirty and you have to let the solution settle down for a while.

• Once the solution settles on the surface it removes the stains. You will just need a brush to clean the surface now. You can use any old toothbrush and slowly rub the stains away from the surface. The only thing that you need to make sure is the brush should not be too hard; otherwise there might be stains on the glass.

• When this is done you can clean the tiles with fresh water again and after that you need to wipe it with a dry cloth. While wiping the water away you should see that there should not be any drops of water left because in that case there would be water streaks and that would not look good on the glass tiles. So you just need to be a bit careful while cleaning and the rest will automatically fall into place.