Monday, November 10, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday *Cleaning the wooden blinds*

Sorry for the lack of words earlier.
I just got back from Bible Study...
I have many wood blinds in my home, and have thought many hours about an easier technique to clean them.

This is what I have come up with...

Having Asthma and allergies I find this a must!

The best investment you can make as far as general usefulness is a few dozen good cloth baby diapers. Yes, hear me out. They are good to use during he infant years for the butt or as I did for general butt drying. I used disposable diapers.
Having these cloth ones you have the BEST soft cotton for years of service.
They are now used in my home for general cleaning. Of course they were sanitized years ago.
Wet the cloth with ONLY water! Yep nothing else.
If you use cleaners they will leave a residue and you will shoot (all your efforts) yourself in the foot!
So with only a wet cloth I begin.

Turn the blinds downward
Wipe in a downward stroke form top to bottom a section at a time to keep your place.
rinse out the cloth...

Now turn the blind upward
wipe upward,a section at a time, to keep your place.
rinse the cloth again.

Now open the blind at a 45* downward angle and you will see a little line of dust on each stat.
Now is the one by one, but it will go a lot faster.
This method is much more efficient for me.
I can do a single window blind in 15 minute...

The light through the blind will reveal any missed slates, just step back.

11 singles and 1 double window down I have a total of 16 single and 2 double windows .
With all the window I have, I find the blinds much easier than the fabric treatments we once had.
Dash and I both have breathing issues and this keeps us healthier. Avoiding medication is better that taking it to have to deal with all the extra dust.

Days End
8:30 p.m.
I was able to get three more done in the living room.
It is really making my back hurt to do it.

The children s laundry is also finished and they got it all put away.
That was a task in it self.
Well as tired as I am I have just realized that with Dove's orthodontist appointment at 8:30 and my service work at the school with her peers. My morning is used up tomorrow. I better pull myself up and keep going.
I hope you all had a great day.

8 comments:

Denise said...

They look great.

Frugal Finds said...

Oh ia hate doing this tackle!!You did a great job though!!

Susie said...

Great tackle:-)

Karen said...

That's a tackle I need to do too...

Shan said...

Great tackle! I hate cleaning blinds.

e-Mom said...

I used cloth diapers on my kids, and they did make GREAT rags when they were potty trained. Thanks for the cleaning tips! Vacuuming works well too.

Nancy Face said...

Good idea! Thanks for the tips! :)

sand shutters said...

Wood blinds slats are the lightest of all blinds and are generally the best bet for large windows. They are known to give a cozy feel to the room and provide the desired privacy, even while allowing enough sunlight to filter through the slats.

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