Cleaning GuidesHow to Clean Net Curtains
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Cleaning curtains is one of those chores people always postpone until last and then postpone some more. Is there really any doubt? Who wants to take all the curtains down, wash them, wait for them to dry and hand them all over again? The washing machine is not an option for all curtains either, as some materials are prone to shrinking. If only there was some way to clean the curtains without washing them… wait, maybe there is.
Then read along and learn how to clean your curtains without washing!
You should vacuum your curtains at least every week, and wash them a few times a year. 3 to 6 is a good number, depending on how dirty they get.
It’s easy to forget them as all they do is just hang beside the windows. Nevertheless, curtains and drapes do attract dust, pet hair and absorb odours over time. Even mould spores can appear on your curtains if the humidity levels are too high. Over time all the impurities from the curtains or drapes can make your windows look gloomy.
You should clean your curtains even more frequently if have:
Mind you, not all curtains are equally easy to clean. That’s why the first thing you should always do is:
Silk, organza and velvet curtains must be dry cleaned only, whereas cotton, polyester and linen can easily go in the washing machine. Never ignore the label. Otherwise, you might ruin your curtains. After you check the label…
You can always carry out this phase regardless of the curtain material, as it doesn’t involve water usage. In fact, all you need is you vacuum cleaner and a special attachment. Here is how you do it:
A lint roller is also a good alternative, especially if you have pets. It’s an easy and noiseless way to freshen up the curtains by removing any hairs, lint and other small fibres without even turning on the vacuum cleaner.
You can treat stains as long as the material of your curtains allows it. With that said, here is how you do it.
Here is how:
Afterwards, you can hang them back.
If your curtains can be cleaned in the washing machine, then you should set up a cool wash with a slow spin. Some washing machines have a delicate cycle; if yours does too, use it. As far as detergents go, you can use any regular one. Wash the curtains, leave them to dry and hand them back.
Steam cleaning machines manage to remove all kinds of dirt and stains and can be used even while the curtains are still hung on. Of course, you must ensure the material won’t get damaged. After you’ve checked, this is how to clean curtains with steam cleaner:
Dry cleaning is how you clean curtains without washing as it’s meant for sensitive fabrics such as linen or silk. Ironically the online tutorials will tell you to use a dry fabric cleaner solvent which is liquid. You need to soak a microfibre cloth in the product, squeeze it until it’s only moist and not dripping and gently rub it into the curtains. Some delicate materials can withstand low moisture levels, but it’s still risky to clean them on your own. If they shrink or fade because of the water, there’s no turning back, and the investment you’ve made would be for nothing. If you’re not sure what kind of fabric you actually have, you can test by wetting a tiny spot. If the colour changes, then you certainly need to take your curtains to the dry-cleaners or hire professional help.
When the curtains are cleaned properly, there is no reason for bad smells to continue lingering on. Still, it’s possible some might remain. If that happens, you will need to use an upholstery deodoriser or a mixture between baking soda powder and essential oil. Place the solution into a small bowl and place it near the windowsill. It will absorb the smells.
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Curtains will absorb the impurities, no matter what, but there are some small actions you can take to reduce the effect.
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Which method are you going to use for your curtains? Tell us in the comments below!
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