The $8 Blind-Cleaning Hack You’re Going to Wish You Knew About Sooner (Bonus: It’s on Major Sale Right Now!)

published May 10, 2022
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When was the last time you cleaned your window blinds? Like really cleaned them? Yeah, I can’t remember either. I haven’t been procrastinating, it’s just a task that I never think about — until AT’s assistant shopping editor, Britt, wrote an article about a game-changing find she discovered on Amazon. Once I read it, I began looking at my blinds in a whole new light. Suddenly, all I saw was the dust covering the top and bottom surfaces of every slat, and I had to do something about it ASAP. I ordered the HIWARE Window Blind Duster Brush and got to work.

Britt regularly combs the internet for the latest and greatest home-related goods (it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it… ), so she was already familiar with HIWARE, a brand known for making must-haves that help you clean smarter, not harder. Think of the Window Blind Duster Brush as durable, squeezable, polyethylene tongs with three prongs instead of two. Because of this added surface, one squeeze-and-swipe of the brush completely rids dirt from two full slats, top and bottom! The tool comes with five (machine-washable!) microfiber sleeves that are easy to change out; when one gets dirty, toss it into the hamper, slip on a new one, and keep going.

Credit: Amy Gordon

When my Amazon package arrived, I closed my living room blinds, sprayed them with all-purpose household cleanser, opened them up again, and ran the tool across the slats from left to right. As often happens when I try out unique cleaning products for the first time, I was at once disgusted and oh-so-satisfied with the results. It only took a few squeezes and swipes for me to see dust and dirt accumulate on the first sleeve. When it was saturated, I threw it into the laundry and replaced it. Two by two, I watched my blinds go from dull greige to creamy beige (had I ever even seen them that color before?). The entire room felt lighter, brighter, and cleaner by the second, and getting rid of so much dust made me feel like I was doing right by my health, too, not just my apartment.

Credit: Amy Gordon

Then I looked down and saw another hard-to-clean spot that this tool could potentially help with. I ran the brush through the radiator vents, and it was just as effective as it was on the blinds. Could it be that this $8 wonder could also save me from having to wrap paper towels around my pinky finger to try to get in there or tediously digging out the grime with cotton swabs? Sign me up — I can never resist a two-fer!

Now that you’re familiar with the HIWARE Window Blind Duster Brush, there’s a good chance that all you’ll see when you look at your windows are dirty blinds. My advice? Pick one up of these cleaning wonders now — it’s on major sale! — and show your space and yourself some love.

Buy: HIWARE Window Blind Duster Brush, $7.99 (normally $12.99)