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How to easily clean blinds without taking them down

You don't have to take your blinds down to clean them with this easy cleaning hack.
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Blinds don't have to be a hassle to clean — just channel your inner puppeteer.Getty Images stock
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With multiple sides and often flimsy construction, blinds can be a hassle to clean — but they don't have to be.

We tested out what is certainly one of the easiest cleaning hacks for wiping those blinds free from dust. It's simple, kid-friendly and maybe even be a little bit fun. Here's the best way to clean blinds without even having to take them off the window.

How to clean blinds

Step 1: Slip a clean sock over your hand and dip it in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water — it's a very effective blind cleaner.

Spring cleaning hacks - dust your blinds with an old sock
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Step 2: Channel your inner puppeteer and swipe the sock over each slat for a quick and easy blind cleaning.

This article was originally published on Sept. 4, 2015.