Curtains are a great way to enhance the décor of your home and impart a sense of completeness to your living areas, but nobody wants to live in a room with dirty curtains. Over time, they collect dander, dust and mold spores that can be hazardous to your health. Curtainsplay an important role in defining your home’s interior, so it is essential to keep them clean and vibrant throughout the year. Here are some tips that should help you take proper care of your curtains:
Dust Removal: Stay away from the habit of just throwing the dusty curtains directly into a washing machine. This approach doesn’t guarantee a thorough cleaning, so it is recommended to remove the dust before washing. This will help you get rid of dust and other residual particles from the curtain before washing.
Hand Wash, Machine Wash or Dry Clean: We recommendhand washing curtains that are made up of lighter materials, since they tend to shrink. Soak them in a tub filled with warm water and detergent. Wait for half an hour or so before hand washing to help removestubborn stains. You can machine wash curtains made of heavier fabrics. If your time is more important than the cost, dry cleaning can be a convenient option. However, you should check to be sure dry cleaning is safe for your curtain fabrics since doing so can ruin some fabrics.
Use a Steamer: Ironing your curtains is a thing of the past and steaming is now recommended.A steamer is more effective, since you don’t need to take the curtains down.This saves valuable time and energy, aids in the elimination of any remaining dust mites and helpskeep the curtains’ material in good condition. It is also great for spot cleaning. Most cleaning services offer steam cleaning.
Avoid Direct Sunlight When Drying: Regardless of the techniques you follow for drying your curtains, we recommend drying your curtain outdoors in the shade instead of hanging them in direct sunlight. This helpsmaintain the shine and color vibrancy of the curtains and prevents formation of whites spots due to sun bleaching. In order to get rid of any creases or wrinkles, we recommend usingan iron or a steamer. If you choose to use your machine dryer, use a very low or no heat setting to tumble dry. High heat can cause shrinkage. Remove dry curtains immediately.
Clean and vibrant curtains will make everyone happier.
Include these tips in your routine curtain care, and
your curtains looking great for years to come.
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