Cleaning blinds and sliding doors

When hosting a party, having clean windows alone is not enough; everything around them should be spotless too. A sliding door filled with dirt is simply unacceptable during a garden party. And for a movie night, you'd want to close the blinds without a shower of dust coming down. Thankfully, with this step-by-step plan, you'll be done in no time!

Tip from Wendy:

Wrap Multi Wipes around the tips of a kitchen tong and use it to quickly dust the blinds.

Let's get started

Step 1: Fold the blinds to dust them

Luckily, you don't have to dust the blinds one by one. Fold them and use the Dust Magnet to wipe off the dust, without it flying around! You can also use my kitchen tong tip for a thorough dusting.

Step 2: Slide your door all the way open and start vacuuming

A lot of dirt, sand, and even dead insects can accumulate in the tracks of your sliding door. Yuck! Grab the narrow attachment of your vacuum cleaner and first suck up all the coarse dirt.

Step 3: Wipe the tracks with a damp microfibre cloth

After vacuuming, use a damp microfibre cloth to clean the tracks thoroughly. Use an (old) toothbrush to remove stubborn dirt.

Step 4: Dry the tracks thoroughly with a dry cloth

After wiping the tracks with a damp cloth, now use a dry microfibre cloth to dry your sliding door neatly.

Step 5: Use specialized cleaners for a thorough cleaning

Once in a while, your sliding door deserves a thorough cleaning. Each material requires a different cleaning product, so check with the supplier which ones are suitable for your sliding door to avoid any mishaps.

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