How to Clean Window Blinds

Cleaning your window blinds is important if you want to avoid dust build-up.  The UV rays of the sun can cause the dust on your blinds or shades to harden, making them really exhausting to clean.  Say goodbye to dust with these helpful techniques:

Wood Blinds: One thing to always remember with wood blinds is to NOT use water! It can cause your wood blinds to warp or discolor, and that is never fun. Take a clean dust cloth and wipe the dust off the slats for maintenance. If you want a really good clean, vacuum the blinds with soft bristle brush attachment on each side of the slats regularly to suck away dirt.

Pleated Shades: A dry sponge will be your best friend with these.  You can find one at a hardware store’s drywall section. It lifts away dust and dirt without using any chemicals that can stain your shades. Simply rub the dry sponge on the shades! It’s that easy. If the shades are too dirty, then a trip to the dry cleaners will do the trick.

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Aluminum Blinds: Take a lint-free towel and spray some all-purpose cleaner on it.  Make sure the curved side of the blinds are facing towards you and gently wipe downwards so you do not bend them. Reverse and do the same. For maintenance, simply dust the blinds with a lint-free towel.  If you do not have a lint-free towel, a sock will do a great job, too.

 

Cellular Shades: Most cellular shades do not require much cleaning, but a vacuum once in a while prevents dust build-up. If you need a better clean, use the dry sponge like the pleated shades.

These few extra steps will save you time and hassle in the long run.  Try including these techniques into your cleaning routine and let us know how much they have helped you.

Bamboo Blinds Installation and Care Instructions on blindsontime.com

Once the bamboo blinds arrive, you need to know how to install them properly. Then once they are installed, you will have to make some adjustments to get them to operate properly.

Adjusting Your New Blinds

- Yarn is used in the bamboo shades. It is flexible so you will need to adjust it slightly. Do this by pulling down on the short side to eliminate crooked blinds.

- If your blinds are not completely flat when in the lowered position, roll the shade tightly. Then twist the end of the rolls in opposite directions.

- If a strand of yarn comes out from the edge, you can cut it off with scissors without harming the strength of the blinds.

Operating Your Bamboo Blinds

Every bamboo shade has a locking mechanism to keep the shade in the desired position.

- Raise and lower the blinds by pulling the lift cord at an angle. A gentle pull will cause the bamboo shades to release and unroll.
- Locking the shade is done by pulling the lift cord at an angle outward.
- When blinds are in a bind, check the lift cords located under the valance.

Troubleshooting Problems with the Blinds

Sometimes people mistakenly think that slight imperfections and variations in color are flaws. This is not the case. Every bamboo shade is quite unique, adding to the beauty of the blinds. This is due to the natural materials used in making the blinds such as bamboo, rattan, jute, reeds, grasses, and woods.

- Problem – One side moves and the other side doesn’t when pulling on cords.
- Solution – Run the loose draw cord through the shade’s pulley mechanism and through the rings on the back of the blind. Then tie the cord to the bottom ring.

- Problem – The bamboo blinds are a tad shorter than the length you ordered.
- Solution – You can stretch the blinds a little by gently pulling on the bottom of the shade. This will get it back to the proper length and shape.

- Problem – The shades are uneven once you hang them up.
- Solution – Tap the edges with a ruler until they become even.

Cleaning your Bamboo Blinds

Cleaning your bamboo shades is a snap. All you really need to do is dust the blinds. You can do this with a soft cloth or with a vacuum. When vacuuming, you will want to use a brush attachment.

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New Decoration For Windows Bamboo Shades on blindsontime.com

If you’re looking for a new type of window treatment, bamboo shades may be the best option. Unlike traditional blinds, they offer more visual appeal and have a lot of other benefits as well. If you’re looking to spruce up your decor and add more visual interest to a room, bamboo shades may be the perfect choice.

Let’s take a look at why this decoration for windows is becoming so popular.

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Affordable

With bamboo shades, you’re getting blinds that look like they cost a fortune, but in actuality, the price for bamboo is very reasonable. You can find affordable bamboo blinds at nearly every home store and they offer a polished look for less money. Before you waste money on vinyl blinds, it is a good idea to look at a few different styles that are made with bamboo. Chances are you’ll find they are more economical and much more pleasing to the eye.

Durable

Vinyl blinds can easily become cracked and after time, the colors may fade or worse, turn yellow. This makes your room look decrepit, and no one wants that. Bamboo shades retain their color, even in bright sunlight and they are much more resistant to cracking. While you would think that this decoration for windows would be delicate, in actuality, this is a very tough material that can withstand years of use.

Easy to Clean

Bamboo blinds are very easy to keep clean and do not attract as much dust as their vinyl counterparts do. All of you have to do to keep them clean is take a damp cloth and gently brush over each section. You can also use your vacuum cleaner if you prefer. From time to time it is a good idea to put a little furniture polish on your rag to prevent dust from building up on your shades.

With all of these benefits and the overall visual appeal of bamboo shades, it is no wonder that they are quickly becoming one of the most popular window treatments. They come in many different colors and finishes, so no matter what your décor may be, you’ll be able to find the perfect match.

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