The best cleaning method for your shades depends mostly on the type of material that they are made of. First of all, carefully read the product cleaning instructions and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on how to clean them.

To keep your shades tidy, it’s a good idea to vacuum them every few months using minimal suction power and a special attachment (usually one designed for cleaning soft furniture and upholstery).

Depending on the type of material, many fabric shades can be washed in a washing machine on a delicate mode. You can clean shades made from natural materials by using a sponge and cleaning products specifically designed for wood. If you have plastic shades, just wipe each slat with a wet cloth or sponge soaked in warm water with few drops of washing up liquid or white vinegar.

Remember to always check the label to see the manufacturer’s recommendation – if possible, do a spot test with any cleaning product or method.