We all have curtains in our houses and we don’t pay much attention to them. But when beginning a new year or for spring cleaning, we tend to organise our houses from all the clutter. The right curtain can brighten up a room and add a bit of cheer to the space. They are an excellent decorative device not to mention highly useful for purposes of controlling light and maintaining privacy. But to keep your rooms beautiful and clean, you have to focus some attention on to the curtains and make sure that you maintain them well. This way you will be able to use them for a longer time and they will retain their original beauty.
Periodical cleaning isn’t sufficient to maintain curtains properly. You can use the brush attachment on your vacuum to clean the curtains during your weekly house cleaning routine. You can also inspect the curtains for stains or other discolouration to see if they need to be given a thorough clean. The upper part of the curtains along the rod tends to attract a lot of dust. Give some attention to this as well. You can use a brush with a long handle or vacuum cleaner wand. For heavy duty curtain cleaning you can obtain help from curtain cleaning services.
When you’re machine washing curtains, you will have to remove all the hooks and other attachments from the curtains first. You also need to check the label. If you can’t find a label, try spot testing a small corner of the curtain with a mixture of water and laundry detergent. Some curtains are very easy to wash and you can simply use cold water and some laundry detergent to do the job. But if the curtains are of a delicate material or they are sheer, it is better to hand wash them to maintain the quality. You can also try putting them in a mesh bag before you put them in the machine. Some curtains will carry labels that instruct the user to dry clean them only. If you’re washing them at home, you will need to be extra careful. Otherwise, you can simply hand them over to a laundry service.
You might be tempted to put the wet curtains in the dryer. But this may result in creating creases that will be hard to remove. You can simply hang them outside in a breezy place. Don’t keep them under direct sunlight as that might cause bleaching. After they have naturally dried, you can simply iron them to make them look neat again. You can also use steam cleaners for curtains as well. However, you will be able to get best results when you use machine washable curtains.