With aluminium blinds, you can just use water and mild soap in cleaning it. Simply mix hand soap with water, put the mixture in a spray bottle, and apply it on the slats of the blinds. After spraying, wipe the slats with a lint-free cloth or any soft cloth to remove the dirt.
When you are looking for home improvement inspiration, look at the local home hardware store, Interior Design tool magazines and online images. Even if a DIY project is not in your immediate future, keeping in mind any ideas you come across is very helpful when the time arrives to undertake a project and makes the process less stressful. Also, it may make sense to buy materials gradually in order to distribute the cost more evenly.