OK, seriously - HOW do you clean wood (or faux wood) blinds?
I'll be the first to admit it -- my blinds are gross. We did a major spring cleaning on our home office yesterday, but by the time we got to the blinds I was worn out, and just thoroughly disgusted at how dirty they were -- so I kinda skimmed over them and left that part of the job to tackle (properly) later. The illogical side of me apparently figures that if I procrastinate long enough, the dirt will somehow magically vanish ... yeah, right.
Anyway, I'm just wondering how others clean their blinds. Do you take them down, or clean them while they're hanging? What do you use to clean them? Yesterday I used a spray cleaner and sprayed the whole thing down while they were in the closed position, and then attempted to wipe each slat individually -- but just got disgusted at how the wet cleaner mixed with dust/dirt practically turned to mud. Blech. Are there any tried-and-true tools I should look into that might make this job more tolerable?