Today, I was cleaning up after breakfast when I realized I probably should clean some of the wooden blinds in our house. This is probably one of my least favorite tasks when it comes to cleaning. As I used my lovely hand held swiffer duster, I mentioned to Kerry that I wished there was an easier way to clean the blinds. I thought about the vacuum, but the attachment for cleaning drapes and blinds is missing (which means I put it away somewhere after Josiah detached it for the 100th time). We started brainstorming ideas when Kerry suggested that we could use his air compressor for the job. On a whim, brought the air compressor into the house and started cleaning the blinds. I was amazed! They look and feel so much better. He only completed the downstairs but hopefully we can to the upstairs sometime next week. I thought our house was pretty clean until we decided to clean the blinds. I guess it's not as clean as I thought. If you decide to try this method of cleaning your blinds, here are a few suggestions:
*Be prepared for lots of dust flying around.
*Use a mask so you will not inhale the dust.
*Make sure you use the blow tip (I have no idea what this is except Kerry told me that was the attachment he used)
*Allow time for massive clean up after the job is completed -- vacuuming and mopping floors, wiping down counters
*Be creative -- Kerry ended up cleaning the fan, couch, chair and inside the piano (probably 100 years worth of dust) with the air compressor.