Clean your window blinds in minutes with two simple household items

Cleaning blinds can be made that much easier with a clever hack that only needs a pair of tongs, some microfibre dust cloths and rubber bands. Source: Getty

Cleaning window blinds is possibly one of the most time consuming and infuriating jobs to undertake when doing a big clean of the house. It can take hours upon hours to remove the layers of dust, leaving little time to finish the remaining tasks on your list.

While some people use dust cloths, others opt for a damp towel. Either way, cleaning each individual blind one by one is certainly not a job any one looks forward to.

But fear not, there is a much easier way to leave blinds looking sparkling clean and all you need is a pair of tongs, a couple of microfibre dust cloths, and around four rubber bands.

The first step is to wrap the cloths around each side of the tongs and secure them in place with the rubber bands. Next, place the tongs around an individual blind. With a smooth swipe of the blind, the dust is gone, just like magic.

One by one, you can clean the blinds with ease, leaving them looking as if no spec of dust ever existed. Of course, if you haven’t cleaned the blinds for a while the dust build up can be quite extreme, so in this case it might be worthwhile to have some extra microfibre cloths on hand to change over.

Read more: Incredible ‘miracle spray’ cleaning hack sends internet into a frenzy

If the cloths alone aren’t efficient enough, you can always use a cleaning spray as well – and if you want to be even more inventive, the so called “miracle spray” would be an excellent choice.

Members of the ‘Mums Who Clean’ Facebook group – an online group for Aussie mothers to offer support and advise to each other – are currently being sent wild after a member posted a recipe for an all-natural miracle spray made of five harmless and very affordable ingredients. According to Nine Honey, the user promised the spray could clean soap scum, stove top stains, grout and even dirty couches.

The recipe was reportedly found on the back of a packet of Lectric Washing Soda. A quick glance at the company’s website revealed the miracle spray recipe really is available and at a fraction of the cost of most cleaning products on the market.

“The miracle spray recipe is the perfect all natural household cleaner,” a message on the website read. “The all round super cleaner costs only around 35 cents a litre to make and replaces multiple products saving you time, space and money.”

Have you ever tried this clever cleaning hack? What have you found to be the best way to clean blinds?

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