Tip For Dusting & Cleaning Lamp Shades & Fabric Covered Vertical Blinds Easily

by Bree

Bree shared this tip for dusting and cleaning lamp shades and fabric vertical blinds easily.

It's one of those duh moments, where you ask, why didn't I think of that?

Bree says:

Libman lint roller
I have a useful tip for lint rollers...I use them to dust my lamp shades and fabric vertical blinds/valance.

It works great.

Thank you for all your wonderful cleaning and organizing tips.

Taylor says:

Thank you Bree for this awesome tip. I love things like this that are so simple, but obviously effective.

Fabric blinds and lampshades can be difficult to dust, since it seems like the dust just seems to stick tight to the fibers.

The sticky part of the lint roller will grab all that dust and remove it without you having to shake or brush hard these sometimes delicate items!

Does anyone else have any tips for cleaning blinds or lamp shades? If so, you can share your tips and tricks here.

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Finally, you can get more tips for reducing and removing dust in your home here.

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Lamp shade photo courtesy of Amazon.com

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Comments for Tip For Dusting & Cleaning Lamp Shades & Fabric Covered Vertical Blinds Easily

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Paint brushes
by: Tara

Best thing I have found for lamp shades is a dry paint brush. It really gets in the crevices and you can use various sizes for various jobs.

Paint Brush
by: Valahree

For pleated lamp shades use a paint brush, it gets the dust out inside of pleats and doesn't damage the shade.

For a lampshade with folds like a fan
by: Marilynn Layden

Talk about a dust catcher. My lampshade resists most vacuums but is always dusty because it has groves like a fan all around the shade.

My best solution to this problem is -
1. Remove lampshade from the lamp.
2. Take the lampshade outside
3. Use canned air (found in the office supply section of Sams, etc.) and hit all of the grooves.
4. And my lampshade looks just like new

I noticed that the price of the canned air has come down lately, but you will not use very much of the can. And, my lampshade is fairly large.

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