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.
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!
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.
I was absolutely mortified when I saw how much dust came off a couple of sets of blinds:
Check out my blinds after I cleaned them. They look brand new!
Endust (where to buy) can be found at any grocery store, jet.com, Amazon, and Walmart.
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:
I decided recently I needed something calmer in my office, so I hung these neutral gray curtains:
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.
Here are six great sources for affordable window treatments:
1) West Elm – Cotton Canvas Scroll Medallion Curtain in Feather Gray
2) World Market – Coral & Pink Eva Concealed Tab Top Curtains
4) Target – Nate Berkus Linen Weave Curtain Panel
5) Pier 1 – Flocked Geometric Curtain – Black
6) IKEA – WERNA Block-Out Curtains
I would love to hear your favorite spring cleaning tip and/or favorite source for window treatments!
Go create something!