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How can I clean filthy and discoloured vertical blinds?

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ChristinaRosetti Mon 15-Feb-16 22:14:23

Hi

I've inherited some vertical blinds from the previous owner of my house and I don't know if its becuase they were smokers but they have gone a bit yellow and are just generally mucky too.

Does anyone know an easy and effective way of cleaning them without individually wiping each one!

TIA

whatawhoppa Mon 15-Feb-16 22:16:09

I used to put mine in the bath with water and bleach and let them soak. they came up like new

FatimaShitbread Mon 15-Feb-16 22:17:58

I take mine off the window once in a while and put them in a bath of washing powder. Brings them up lovely but am interested to hear what others do with them.

ChristinaRosetti Mon 15-Feb-16 22:24:48

Ohh! That's genius! what and Fatima

I hadn't even thought of actually taking them off. Duh!

I'm off to do it now. Sad I know! but it has been bothering me for months!

Just hope the discolouring goes too.
Will report back! Thx again! smile

TyrionLannistersShadow Mon 15-Feb-16 22:29:10

Are they the fabric ones? If so I put mine in the washing machine on a gentle 30 degree wash once or twice a year and they come up beautifully. Just remember to lay them flat in the machine together ie not all tangled together, that way they won't crease. Take them out immediately and hang them to dry on the window. I have been doing it for years .

Alwaysthebadguy Mon 15-Feb-16 22:31:14

Yep do the bath and washing powder they gone up great. I hang them in strips over the door to dry off

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Mon 15-Feb-16 22:31:48

Yes, washing machine for mine too.

ChristinaRosetti Mon 15-Feb-16 22:32:04

No they are those plasticy ones. Fabric ones sound much nicer!

TyrionLannistersShadow Mon 15-Feb-16 22:36:17

Sorry by fabric I just meant not wooden or hard plastic ones grin. Roller blind fabric I guess would be a better description? Anyway I wash them in the machine!

ChristinaRosetti Tue 16-Feb-16 19:55:41

Well they came up so much cleaner which I was really pleased with but I think I need to do another soak in bleach again. The eater had turned a mucky yellow. It was truly disgusting!

However, this evening I hunf the blinds up again and I have a bit of a kink where I hung them up over the door. But that's not even my main problem, the damn blinds won't turn with string thing. They open bit don't turn around if that makes sense! I have no idea what I have done!

ChristinaRosetti Tue 16-Feb-16 19:57:44

This is a picture of the yuckyness! Gross!

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