It is amazing how much dust gathers on blinds. One minute they’re freshly installed and scattering sunlight across the room, the next, when you look closer, you see that each rung is layered in particles of dirt.
Cleaning them can be a tedious and lengthy process and as a result is never a high priority.
However one woman has come up with a fantastic and easy way to clean blinds, involving a product traditionally used on our faces, and she shared it on the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips page.
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On the Facebook group, which shares tips in a forum of people who are fans of social media cleaning star Mrs Hinch, the woman posted a picture of some very dirty blinds as well as a wipe which was covered in muck.
Alongside this she wrote: “These blinds are over 15 years old.
“Cleaning them has always been a bit of a faff and so it’s one of those jobs I conveniently place at the bottom of my list to get around to.
“Full disclosure, I think the last time these had a good dust was around Christmas but it could have been longer. I’m happy to announce, I’ve found my new go-to method – the trusty make up wipe.”
The woman then went on to explain why she preferred face wipes to traditional cleaning wipes, adding: “Now I’m sure most cleaning wipes would do as good of a job but they dry out so quickly.
“Make up wipes have lots of moisture and doing the whole blind didn’t take 15 minutes.
“For an extra shine, I sprayed some Stardrops white vinegar spray and gave them another go over. They are now very, very shiny and I can tick the blinds off my to-do list!”
Many group members were quick to comment on the method, with one writing: “I have this blind! This post has made me want to go give mine a proper good clean so thank you for a bit of motivation today.”
While another added: “Ooh, I have these hideous blinds in every window and only done the kitchen one recently as that’s was the worst. Will try this on the others, when I’m really bored.”
Maybe we have the motivation to give our own blinds a clean… maybe…