You don’t need to spend a ton of money to clean your curtains. There is an easier, more inexpensive way which makes the task a breeze. Having your curtains cleaned professional can cost a pretty penny, but you can do it yourself and not only save money, but save time as well. Just use these simple techniques to get your curtains looking brand new just like when you first brought them home.
Dusting the curtains
Dusting the curtains regularly prevents dirt from building up and will lessen the chances that your curtains will need major cleaning later. To dust your curtains, you don’t necessarily need to take them down. Just get the vacuum cleaner and attach the upholstery or dusting brush attachment, running it over the curtains from top to bottom.
You will want to focus on the tops and the hems of the curtains where more dust tends to buildup. You can avoid sucking the fabric into the nozzle by reducing the pressure of the vacuum cleaner or by holding the bottom of the curtains taught.
Washing the curtains
When your curtains need cleaning and they are washable, you can start by searching for the cleaning recommendations from the manufacturer, which is usually on the tag that is sewn inside of the hem of the curtains.
If there is no tag to be found, just identify the fabric and use that information to search for the best cleaning solution. Make sure when you are identifying the fabric that you include the trimming and the linings.
You will need to either hand-wash, machine-wash, or dry clean the curtains. When using the machine-wash technique, make sure to use the delicate cycle. Keep in mind that the sun may have weakened the fibers of the curtains and they will most likely be prone to damage.
Same goes for when you are drying the curtains, the easiest way to prevent damage and wrinkling is to hang the curtains when they are damp just out of the dryer so they can air dry.
Dry cleaning the curtains
A lot of times you will need to get your curtains dry cleaned to get them cleaned properly. Try to search around for an experienced dry cleaner. Many dry cleaners will not advertise that they know how to properly clean curtains. A good dry cleaner will measure the length of the curtains before dry cleaning and will guarantee that they will arrive back to you the same length.
Now that you know the simple techniques to cleaning your curtains easily and inexpensively, you can rest assure that you curtains will look fresh and clean just the way they did when they were brand new.
Sources: Amazing Insider Secrets, 1,703 Money-Saving Tips book