Can you believe it’s already November? With winter quickly approaching I want to share with you a great trick for keeping your vents clean. Our vents get so dirty because we use them all summer long, to run the air conditioner, and then all winter long, to run the heater. But how often do you take time to really clean them? If you’re like me the answer to that question is, “not often!” The good news is that I’m going to teach you how to make them super easy to clean. What the secret?
Yep, wax. Just like you use on your car. I know it seems crazy but it works great and makes the vents easy to clean because the dust just wipes right off! This is one of those handy dandy tricks I learned from my mom years ago. Here’s what you do:
Remove the vents and wash them.
There are two ways to do this, either one is fine.
1. Place the vents in the sink and fill it with soapy water. Then wash them just like you would the dishes.
2. Wash them each individually. This is how I do it.
Let the vents dry. Make sure they are completely dry before before applying the wax. I let mine dry overnight and then wax them in the morning.
Wax the vents. Apply wax liberally, just like you would when waxing the car.
Don’t forget the underside!
After the vent has been completely covered, buff off the wax.
This task can be a little tedious but it is so worth it! Spending a little time to wax all of your vents will keep them clean longer and it will make maintaining cleanliness quicker and easier!
Have fun waxing!