I absolutely hate cleaning blinds. While we are still renting places it seems to be what they have to cover the windows. There is a set of blinds in our bathroom, I have no idea how old they are (I think they are old they look yellowish) but the blinds are maybe a 1/2inch thick! I have come to really dislike cleaning these because there are so many of them!! Here is a trick that I have found that helps cleaning them. As I clean each blind I raise the whole blinds to make them come closer together. Then I can kind of push down on the blind and not worry bending or breaking the blinds.