Whiten Yellowed Window Blinds
One of the most dreaded of all household chores is cleaning your blinds. Household blinds can accumulate a buildup of dirt, smoke residue and debris that will yellow the light surface of the blind and is impervious to normal cleaning methods. Here are ways to whiten your yellowed window blinds. Dust both sides of all the slats of your blinds thoroughly with a dry rag. Remove all of the individual slats of the blind carefully from the clips. If it is difficult or impossible to detach the slats, remove the entire blind from your window using a screwdriver. Keep the screws in a safe place until you are ready to reinstall the blind. Transfer the slats or entire blind to your bath tub. Plug the drain and fill the tub with cold water until it covers the blind or slats. Add 2 or 3 cups of liquid bleach to the cold water as you fill the tub. Let the slats or blind soak in the bleach solution for about 10 minutes. Wear rubber gloves and use a sponge or rag to wipe the front and back surface of every slat with the bleach and water solution.
Do this carefully without bending the slats or tangling any strings. Drain the water from the tub. Remove the slats and dry them with an old towel, one at a time. If you removed the whole blinds, you may need to find someone to hold the blinds above the tub while you dry it with a towel. Alternatively, sit the wet blinds on top of the towel or multiple towels and leave it to air dry. Replace the slats or reinstall the blinds with a screwdriver, replacing the screws in their original positions.
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