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Cleaning the Curtains

In our busy everyday life we sometimes find it hard to manage with all the chores around the house including cleaning. We tend to forget some things like curtains for example or we just aren't sure how often it is appropriate to clean them and what is the best way to do so. Those questions don't always have correct answers and since we don't want to ruin them we hire professional cleaning service. Although I think this is the best way you can clean them on your own – just follow these steps.

Like every fabric curtains have to be treated weekly, although they are vertically aligned they also attract dust and dirt so you have to vacuum them weekly. For this you'll need the upholstery attachment, just put it on and remove the dust. If the curtains are delicate lace for example shaking them will be more appropriate. If you can set the vacuum cleaner to lower suction level you can also use it, but be careful if you don't want to replace them.

Deep Cleaning

Every once in a while it is time to thoroughly clean the curtains – once a month is enough, at least I think so. Before you take them off I recommend you look for the label and see what is the appropriate cleaning method. If there is no label and you're not sure what type if fabric you're dealing with just do a spot test. Apply some liquid laundry detergent mixed with water on a small inconspicuous pat of the curtain and see what happens.

If everything is okay and there is no discolouration on the fabric it is safe to proceed, delicate curtains need to be hand washed but you can take advantage of a trick I use. Get an old pillowcase and place the curtains inside. Sew the opening and set the washing machine to low temperature with no centrifuge cycle. Use small amount of laundry detergent and repeat the rinse cycle several times, the curtains should be cleaned well.

As for the drying thins are really simple when you place the curtains in the dryer make sure they're not completely dry. That way it will be easier for you to iron the wrinkles. If you're dealing with heavy thick drapery dry them up to eighty percent and hand them on the rods. The weight will pull them and the wrinkles will disappear. If you have moisture sensitive curtains I recommend you hire professional help.


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