Spring Cleaning & Window Treatments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Endust for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Cleaning Blinds

Now that the weather is finally warming up here in the midwest, I feel the urge to spring clean.

In Indiana, the giant uni-cloud settles over us during the winter months, and the blue skies and sunshine that can accompany spring is such a treat!  That beautiful bright sun is wonderful until I realize that it is highlighting all the dust that has settled all over my house – including EVERY SINGLE SLAT on my blinds.  Here is an easy cleaning tip for you: Endust works great on blinds (as well as cabinets, vinyl, stainless steel, car interiors, paneling, and window sills).  I love how universal  this dusting spray is, and it is a great addition to my spring cleaning lineup.

Cleaning with Endust

Spray down a rag – or even better – a sock.  Start saving all those socks that lost their mates because they work perfectly for cleaning blinds!

Using Endust on Blinds

Spray Endust Lemon on the sock, wipe down the blinds, and the spray will quickly and easily pick up dust and remove allergens.  It will leave them clean, and I love its wonderful lemon scent.  And it is a fantastic chore for children if they can reach the blinds.

Cleaning Blinds

I was absolutely mortified when I saw how much dust came off a couple sets of blinds:

Cleaning with Endust

Endust has created the #DustOff challenge to promote spring-cleaning.  Enter by tweeting or posting a before and after photo on Facebook of a surface you have dusted using the #DustOff hashtag. There will be 5 winners who will receive a spring-cleaning package filled with Endust Products along with a $100 Visa gift card. The winners will be announced on May 4th on Endust’s social channels.

Check out my blinds after I cleaned them.  They look brand new!

Cleaning blinds with Endust

Endust (where to buy) can be found at any grocery store, jet.com, Amazon, and Walmart and don’t forget this coupon!

Now that your blinds are clean and dust-free, it is time to give the windows the attention they deserve.  I am a huge window treatment fan.  I love curtains and how they instantly transform a space through texture and color.

Here is an example of how window treatments transformed the space in my office.  When we first moved in, I hung bold, floral patterned curtains:

Office 9

I decided recently I needed something calmer in my office, so I hung these neutral gray curtains:

Office Makeover

I love curtains but refuse to pay a fortune for them.  Obviously I am not great at committing to anything with decor too long, so I want something that looks nice without breaking the bank.  

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Here are six great sources for affordable window treatments:

1) West Elm – Cotton Canvas Scroll Medallion Curtain in Feather Gray

West Elm Curtain Panels

2) World Market – Coral & Pink Eva Concealed Tab Top Curtains

World Market Curtains

3) Walmart – Better Homes and Gardens Textured Faux Silk Grommet Curtain Panel

Walmart Curtain Panels

4) Target – Nate Berkus Linen Weave Curtain Panel

Target Curtain Panels

Threshold Bold Stripe Curtain Panel

Target Curtains

5) Pier 1 – Flocked Geometric Curtain – Black

Pier 1 Curtain Panels

6) IKEA – WERNA Block-Out Curtains

IKEA curtain panels

I would love to hear your favorite spring cleaning tip and/or favorite source for window treatments! 

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