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How to Clean Wood or Faux Wood Blinds the Easy Way

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I hate cleaning blinds. Like I really hate cleaning blinds. I have been searching for an easier way for like forever, including when I posted about it here. I’ve got both wood blinds and faux wood blinds in my house, and really the cleaning steps I’ll share here work for both. Whether you’ve got faux wood blinds or real wood blinds, I’ve got a super easy way to clean them. And, you’ve most likely got everything you need on hand. You don’t even need expensive cleaners, or any cleaner at all, really. This is one of the things I love about this cleaning hack most.

I played around with it am forever trying new things, and can I just say, that I have found the solution I have been looking for all these years?

Before you go any further, be sure to grab our pretty cheat sheet of 30 different things you can clean in 30 minutes or less. Tackle one each day or even grab more than one in a day & fall in love with your clean home! Just tell us where to send it!

Can I just tell you how much better I feel with clean blinds?

Oh my goodness.

This cleaning hack for cleaning blinds meets all my criteria for several reasons.

It’s super quick

easy enough that others in the family can help out

Doesn’t require taking the blinds down because although that method works, mine are IMPOSSIBLE to get down without a two person effort and perhaps just a wee bit of fighting between my husband and I. So, that way is just no good.

I have tried this cleaning both my wood blinds and my faux wood blinds this way twice now to be sure that it really is as awesome as I thought it was the first time.

Actually, I think it is even awesomer (yes, I made up this word) after the second try.

If you want to clean your blinds in no time flat and without hassle and fighting with your spouse, you will LOVE this method.

Here’s how to clean your wood blinds & your faux wood blinds the easy way!

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Wanna know the secret weapon for cleaning your wood blinds?

Here it is:

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Yes, it’s a sock!

And other than water, this is really all you need for this project!

To clean your blinds, first, get your sock wet

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Now, you’re ready to actually start to clean your wood blinds!

Next, start attacking your blinds. The beauty is that you can wash BOTH side of each blind slat at the SAME TIME!

This will save you so much time! In my mind, this is what makes this one of the best cleaning hacks ever! As a busy mom of 9, I am all about saving time.

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Third, admire all the dust and grime you are cleaning off your blinds
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Ok, so this is kind of gross. I swear, they get this dirty in just a couple of weeks. At the same time, nothing makes me feel like I have a clean home more than when I have clean wood blinds.

If your blinds are really dirty…

You may have little bits left behind as shown below if they were really dusty as mine were. Then, quickly swipe over them a second time, which goes super quick!

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I think aside from being able to do both sides at once, it’s really cool that you don’t even have to take the sock off your hand to rinse and wring it out.

You can do all of that with the sock still on your hand!

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It is a sock puppet or an amazing secret weapon???

I guess it’s both!

If you dread cleaning either your wood blinds or your faux wood blinds as much as I do, this is EXACTLY what you’ve been looking for!

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Check out the before and after!

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Need clean blinds? Here’s how to do it and one amazing secret weapon!

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  1. We have the metal mini blinds in our motor home. Cannot take them down to clean. Will try the sick trick. Any other suggestions for cleaning as they bend pretty easily?

    1. I would think this might be the best method if they bend easily since you are controlling the pressure on each slat since you are using your hand.

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