Arrrr, I hate them!!
I have 'plastic' or whatever material they are, venetian blinds above my kitchen sink and they are so hard to clean because I need to lean over the sink. Over time they have built up with dirt, oil, food etc.
I am sure there must be an easy way to clean them
Otherwise I will pull them down and install something much more practical! (Any suggestions?)
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23-01-2012 20:02 #1
Cleaning Venetian blinds (above kitchen sink)
23-01-2012 20:11 #2Senior Member
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I saw an awesome trick on a show ages ago (I also have blinds above the sink and they get feral). You grab a pair of tongs, 2 sponges and 2 elastics. You attach a sponge to either end of the tong bit and then away you go. It clamps around either side of the blind so it halves your cleaning time. I just use hot soapy water and it comes up nicely.
23-01-2012 21:00 #3
Subscribing. Hate them!
23-01-2012 21:06 #4-
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Get rid of them and replace!!! Stupid things.
23-01-2012 21:08 #5
24-01-2012 09:25 #6
Thanks, yeah I think we will replace them soon. I am not sure what to put above the kitchen sink though?
Spunkles, thanks for the idea, however I dont think a sponge will do the trick, they need a good SCRUBING!!!
24-01-2012 09:56 #7
Mum always used to take ours down, fill a bucket with hot soapy water and used do them outside on the lawn with the broom. Then hang them over the line to rinse with the hose.
But I would be replacing them too. What about a roller blind you can pull down and up? Might help it stay clean?
24-01-2012 10:06 #8
I accidentally set my mums on fire when I was 14. They all melted into the sink and she ended up not replacing them because it opened the kitchen up so more and it looked onto our back garden.
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24-01-2012 11:07 #9
You can buy a duster for cleaning them. I also remmber my mother sending them off for cleaning once every couple of years then dusted weekly wirh cleaning. When i took over cleaning i took them down and replaced then with lace/sheer curtains.
XOOMing in to the hub from the couch
24-01-2012 11:13 #10
Get cotton gloves from the supermarket and then use warm soapy water. Then use a fresh pair and rub some dryer anti static sheets on your gloved hands and wipe over, the anti static oils prevent it getting so dirty again.
Or you could ditch them!
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