We all want a clean and tidy home. Once we return and retreat from the daily hustle, it’s nice to come to a clean apartment and get greeted by pleasant smells and sights, to achieve this is no easy task and many tips&tricks need to be mastered. As with all things in life, practice makes perfect, and the road to your clean and ideal home requires some elbow grease. Every part of your meticulously clean contributes to the overall picture you are trying to achieve. Your roller blinds may seem like a trivial thing, at first, but they are essential for your window cleanness and occupy the same space, if not more. With further ado, let us get started on how to keep them in tip-top shape.
1. Clean and sweep
Clean and sweep are two essential moves that you will be doing a lot when you opt for a simple dry cloth accompanied by a vacuum cleaner. Such a potent combo can produce significant results, and you can achieve so by starting to dust from top to bottom. Clean your roller blinds from the base, and the base itself with a simple microfiber dry clot.
That way you get rid of all the dirt at the beginning. Dirt falls, and then you can sweep it up with a vacuum cleaner. For all those tight spots or dirt that seem to persist, use a vacuum cleaner at full power, and it will such them off instantly. If you’ve done any remodeling, or upgrading to your living space post-building cleanup becomes that much more important, as you need to clean up all the pieces that may have lodged in forgotten corners.
The more meticulous you are, the better the overall results will be. Try to imagine a single window as your sole task, and then you will easily dedicate yourself to perfectly cleaning it. Each item you clean to shine is your victory, and then, and only then, should you move on. Remember to vacuum around the object and below once you are done just to be sure.
2. Soak, rinse, dry
When simple dusting won’t do, it’s time to bring out the big guns. Removing your roller blinds from their seat and soaking it in a bubble bath sounds refreshing as it will be. Start with preparing the bathtub, or a large enough container, with mild water. Add cleaning solvents to it and stir, to get the party going. Then, once you have removed your roller blinds from their seats, can you gently soak them. Once they are inside, gently unravelling them as you are aiming for the water and cleaning agents to cover most of the surface. Try to, if possible, spread them entirely.
If not, then you will need to repeat this phase in steps. It’s recommended to leave your roller blinds to soak in this cleaning environment for about an hour. You can use this time to reward yourself with a nice cup of coffee and relax until your cleaning solutions do their work. When the time is up, you can dispose of the cleaning water or continue to soak the other half if necessary. Once the entire roller blind is soaked, then it’s time to rinse off. Use your shower head to wash away any remaining solvent, and focus on washing away all the soap.
Any persistent and troublesome stains are easily spotted in this stage, and you can wash them all clean off. After you are done and satisfied with the results, hang your roller blinds to dry out in the Sun. The natural way is always the best, as it will take care of any bacteria that are left, and it will let the water dry off slowly and gradually. After all, is said and done, return them to their base and bask in their new glow and smell. This method may seem like too much of a hustle at first, but once you tried it once, there is no going back.
3. Ask the pros
There is no need to re-invent the wheel as you can always reach out to helping hands. Professional cleaning services in the field are here to help you out in any way they can. Let’s say you’ve done some painting and, naturally, some paint got on your roller blinds. Painting mistakes are not the end of the world as experienced, and well-equipped professionals are on the case and can solve that conundrum in the blink of an eye.
Some people like to say that they are too expensive, but when you put it all on paper, the reality tells another tale. When you factor in your time, effort and your supplies against outsourcing this to professionals that can do it in a fraction of the time and guarantee better results, the solution seems obvious. All this time you will gain can then be used for whatever other reason you wish, and that freedom is priceless.
4. The simplest solution
These types of solutions are always the best. A damp microfiber cloth, a bucket with a cleaning solvent and one dry microfiber cloth are all you need. Soak one microfiber cloth and start cleaning, gently from top to bottom. Make sure you are doing a detailed job because once you are done, any stains or mistakes will be easy to notice against your clean surface. Once you are done with your damp cloth, use a dry one to soak up anything that remains. After all that work, make yourself a nice beverage and let your rolling blinds dry out at the natural temperature. This solution may require lots of work and prep when compared to others, but it’s a tried&tested classic.
The best change you can make is to take that first step. Nothing will get done without your proactive involvement, and any change you make is still better than none. You can take a systematic approach and clean one room per day. Or one sector or object in a room. At any rate, you will be making infinite more progress than letting things get dirty. And when you are done, you can stand back and admire your work. We wish you all the best.