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Old 01-26-2014, 08:23 AM
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I know this is gonna sound crazy, but it works great. We recently bought a house where the previous owners were smokers. The house had been painted and we had all of the carpet replaced with tile. We have 3 patio doors leading to the lanai that have vertical blinds that were all stained. We took down one side at a time, the individual blind only unsnaps at the top. We curled them into our top load clothes washer, they hug the outside so the agitator doesn't touch them. We washed them just as we would wash clothes but let them soak for about an hour. after washing, we just hung them back up and let them dry with a towel under to catch any drips. They look like new. We had nothing to lose, because we were going to replace them with new ones if washing didn't help. Give it a try.

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Old 01-26-2014, 08:26 AM
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That sounds easy! Were they overlapping in the washing machine, or did you stage them up the side of the tub?
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:48 AM
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We just let them overlap.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:54 PM
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Great idea! Never would have thought of that. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:53 PM
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Brilliant...thanks for sharing
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