Maintenance & Cleaning

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A woman cleaning blinds with gloves and a sponge.
Cleaning blinds can seem a chore, but as Mary Poppins said, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” Okay, so maybe it’s never as fun as taking a cruise or binge-watching your favorite show, but mastering the right cleaning methods for different materials can...
Roman blinds in a window with a tree in the background.

Roman shades are a gorgeous choice for your home. You can select from a wide range of patterns, choose complete blackout or slightly transparent fabrics, and select from various customizable sizes.

What’s not to like? The only possible challenge associated with these shades is cleaning them.

A man is putting up a roller blind in a room.
Broken slats need replacement. If you’re lucky, you’ll have spares lying about, or a local supply store will carry slats in the exact dimensions you need. As for bent slats — they can often be straightened using household items. Gentle heat from a hair dryer and a pair of pliers...
A person is washing a window with soap and water.
There’s nothing quite like dirty, water-stained windows ruining a beautiful view. Regular window cleaning is essential to achieving a crystal-clear picture of the outdoors from your home. In this beginner’s guide, we will walk you through the process of window cleaning, including the tools you will need and a step-by-step...
A person cleaning wooden blinds with a brush.

Wood blinds lend warmth and elegance to a room but can lose their luster over time. Unlike their vinyl and metal brethren, simple wipe-downs won’t do to keep them clean.

They need loving care, like your prized furniture. Plus, they’re exposed to sunlight, dust, grease, and kitchen grime daily.

A man cleaning blinds with a vacuum cleaner.
Your window blinds take care of you. They filter harsh sunlight, insulate against the heat and cold, and block prying eyes. But do you take care of them in return? Like everything else in the house, horizontal blinds need maintenance and cleaning — not as much as your finicky dishwasher,...