How to clean blinds and shutters

Learn how to clean blinds effectively and maintain a clean, fresh home. Discover tips to prevent mould growth and avoid damaging your blinds.

Dusting is not my favourite thing. And I admit I don’t do it as often as I should. Although, cleaning blinds is essential for maintaining a clean and healthy home. Dust and dirt from the outside can easily settle on blinds and shutters when windows are left open, especially during the wet season. If not properly cleaned, these particles can accumulate and even lead to the growth of mould spores on the blinds.

When it comes to cleaning blinds, it’s important to be mindful of the materials they are made of. Using excessive amounts of water can cause wooden blinds or shutters to swell and stain, compromising their appearance and durability.

To effectively clean blinds without causing damage, please use methods such as dry dusting or using a cleaning spray lightly spritzed onto a cleaning cloth. Regular cleaning will help prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, and potential mould growth as well as creating a fresh and clean home.

Kat’s Tip:
I like using this blind duster as it cleans the top and the bottom of the slats in one swipe. Saves so much time. And it’s machine washable too. 

CLEANING KIT

My Book The Clean Home is available at

steps to clean blinds

All these step and DIY recipes can be found in my book, The Clean Home.

How to clean venetian blinds or shutters

  • Remember my Cleaning Cha Cha. Start at the top and work your way across each slat until you get to the bottom.
  • Use a duster or blind duster to remove dust on the top and bottom of each slat.
  • To remove dirt spots or mould spores, lightly spray a dry cleaning cloth  or paper towel with cleaner or use wipes to carefully remove the dirt  build-up.
  • Use a mini brush to get into cracks, crevices and hinges.
  • Clean the windowsill to remove any dropped dust and dirt.

How to clean roller blinds

  • Remove dust from your blinds by wiping with a dry cleaning cloth or duster
  • Dip a cleaning cloth in warm soapy water and wring out, then wipe over blinds to remove any lingering dust and dirt.
  • Spot clean any stains with my cleaning spray
  • Leave blinds down to dry before rolling back up. 

How often?

Monthly.

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