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Window treatments are one of the ways for homeowners to add a unique touch to their space, but after a while, it’s easy for dust to build up, grime to cling on and other forms of particles to make these window treatments that you’ve invested in, less beautiful. What makes window treatments great, though, is that they’re pretty easy to maintain and just a little bit of time set aside to clean them up can provide you with blinds that look brand new. At Arjay’s Window Fashions, we have worked with plenty of people to find the blinds that suit their needs best, and in doing so we also do our best to make sure that they are easy to maintain and take care of so that they last the lifetime of their value. In our blog post today we are going to cover a few of the techniques that you can use to make sure that your blinds continue to look incredible.

Vertical Blinds

This particular style of blinds is wonderful for sliding doors that lead to your back porch or bigger windows that you’d like to have entirely open, with the window treatments located on the side. With these blinds, dust does accumulate quite a bit, and luckily there are a few ways to work with maintain the cleanliness of these blinds. One of the things to remember with vertical blinds is to always work down. Whether you’re working with a dry sponge or a vacuum nozzle, you’re going to want to start at the top and work your way down to the bottom of your blinds. This is the best way to make sure that you get all of the dust off of the blinds, without making the job too difficult.

Use a Brush

Most vacuums will come with an attachment that makes it easy to clean all types of blinds, and that’s the brush attachment. This brush is easy on the material while being thorough with cleaning the dust that is built up on your blinds. This also makes sure to catch any larger particles of dust or dust bunnies that have built up and get them right in the nozzle of your vacuum, leaving your blinds incredibly clean and making the job nearly hassle free.

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These particular blinds are one of the more common designs that are found in homes, and because of that, there are plenty of techniques that people suggest using when cleaning them. Something that almost everyone will try at one point or another will include some sort of spray, and you’ll quickly find that it does not make cleaning your blinds any easier. One of the materials that we suggest using is wool. Dust clings to this material easily and holds on to the dust that you’re looking to get rid of. As with vertical blinds, you are going to want to start from the top and work your way down. This allows for each swipe that you make to push dust down so that the process isn’t difficult, and so that you keep the process nice and easy. It also helps to work from the same side each swipe, that way if there is any dust that collects at the end, it’s all on one side and you can quickly remove it.

Something that you do need to consider, regardless of what type of window treatments you have in your home, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re gentle. While certain materials will be more durable than others, this is still something that you’re going to want to be cautious of. Window treatments are an investment and you’re going to want to make sure that you are caring for them in a way that allows for the investment to provide their worth.

Arjay’s Window Fashions can provide you with the high-quality window treatments that you need in your home. The variety of stylings that we offer makes it easy for you to find a perfect fit for your home and create the look that you’re hoping to achieve in your home. We can also help by providing you with information on how to care for your window treatments so that you get the most use out of them as possible.