I need to clean 13 mini blinds today. My thought was take them down, lay them down flat and vacuum with the hand held one first, then dip in a bleach bath and clean. Some of them are pretty dirty because I live on a dirt road and like the kitchen window open when washing dishes. So that one is more muddy than dusty. anyway, you guys never cease to amaze me at coming up with better ways of doing things. Can anyone think of a better way? Will bleach water hurt the strings?