Just in time for spring cleaning, One Good Thing By Jillee shares what is possibly the easiest way to clean dirty cords of venetian blinds—or well, any similar cord.
The method borrows from the old trick of cleaning a shower head by tying a bag of vinegar to it overnight. Except here, Jill is using bleach instead. As redditor Ariar points out, you can get the same effect with laundry-whitening liquid detergent. It’s the same method, just swap bleach with the liquid detergent.
Take a small plastic bag and fill it with a 50/50 mixture of bleach and hot water.
Carefully put your lift cord in the bag (you might want to get someone to help you with this, however, I managed to do it alone because I was worried if I asked anyone to help me they would question my sanity!)
Carefully twist the top of the bag and secure it closed with whatever means you have available. (I used a clothespin, but a rubber band or twist tie would work as well.) Just make sure it’s very secure! You don’t want bleach water to come crashing down all over the place.
You’ll need to leave it like that overnight. In the morning, carefully remove the bag and wipe down your cord with a tissue. The difference in the photos is remarkable. It’s probably best to go with Ariar’s trick of using a liquid detergent like Tide Vivid White, which does not contain any chlorine bleach. As a precaution, it also makes sense to put a towel under it just in case the bag falls, but both Jill and Ariar have done this multiple times without any spills.
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