Unless you're a full-fledged neat freak, chances are you've never given thought to how to clean curtains in your home until now.
Cleaning them feels like a low-priority duty to you because of their rigidity, size, and the fact that you don't have to wear them.
And, while you're probably not alone in your thought process and conclusion on this, it turns out that you should reevaluate your position because curtains can acquire a lot more dirt than meets the eye.
In this blog, we will reveal to you our 3 favorite ways to clean our curtains! Read on to find out…
Option 1: Dust/Vacuum
If you are someone who hates taking down their curtains, or simply do not have the time to wash their curtains, simply dust/vacuum your curtains.
Method 1: The Lazy Way
Give your curtains a good shake to give them a fast clean without having to pull them down. This will assist in the removal of dust and dirt.
If you’re feeling slightly more hardworking, you can simply wipe the curtains with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
Method 2: Vacuum
Vacuuming draperies keeps pet hair and dust from gathering and truly embedding into the fabric.
Begin from the top and work your way down, using small strokes with a handheld vacuum or the upholstery nozzle on your standard vacuum.
If the material is very delicate, use the lowest amount of suction to avoid tearing or straining the cloth.
This should be done on a regular basis to help protect the material over time.
Option 2: The Good-ol Washing Machine
If your curtains are extremely filthy and stained, the best way to remove them is by washing your curtains.
But before you remove your curtains and dump them into your washing machine and possibly damage them, read this 5 step guide first.
Step 1: Examine the tag
Before you do anything, check the label to see whether your curtains have any special care recommendations.
Of course, if the label specifies "dry-clean only," "hand-wash only," "lay flat to dry," or any other specific cleaning method, it's preferable to follow those instructions.
Step 2: Get your curtains ready for the washer
Assuming that any cleaning instructions on the curtain's label don't prevent you from using the washing machine, make sure the curtains are “washer ready”.
This implies that before washing, you should vacuum or shake off as much dust as possible to ensure that nothing sticks to the curtain's fibers on their journey to perfect cleanliness. Also, at this point in the curtain-cleaning process, make sure all removable hardware is removed. During the spin cycle, you don't want any hooks grabbing your curtains.
Step 3: Use cold or cool water
Put your washing machine to the "delicate" setting, using the lowest heat setting feasible, and light detergent unless specific instructions from the label you learned in the first step state otherwise.
Additionally, keep the laundry load modest by washing only the curtains and nothing else in the mix.
Step 4: Dry your curtains
Run your curtains through the dryer on low heat for a few minutes after they've been washed, provided the label didn't specify otherwise.
After that, give them a good shake and hang them to dry. The curtains will shrink less if they are allowed to air dry.
Step 5: Iron the curtains to keep them looking new
Iron the fabric on a low heat setting before restoring your curtains back to their original location.
Option 3: Getting Professional Help
Dry cleaning is frequently the greatest option for getting your curtains cleaned properly and with the utmost care.
This not only removes dirt, allergies, and pollutants, but also provides a gloss to your curtains and restores their natural shape.
Your curtains can appear as good as new while remaining intact, saving you time and money - or you’re simply somebody who doesn’t want to take the risk of washing it wrongly.
Professional cleaners can help you maintain your curtain investment by thoroughly inspecting the materials to determine which cleaning procedures are most suited.
If this sounds like you, it’s time to look for a curtain professional! Simply fill out this form and we will get back to you ASAP!