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How to Properly Care for Your Curtains

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How to Properly Care for Your Curtains

 

For years curtains have been the window treatment of choice for large windows in the bedroom and living room area. Curtains decorate your windows beautifully and are one of the most significant investments you will make in your lifetime so ensuring you follow a care guide to ensure dust doesn't collect on your curtains is a must.
 
To keep your window treatments looking great, it’s important that you clean them properly ‘as needed’. This will ensure that your chosen fabric maintains its feel, comfort and appearance of the fabric throughout its lifetime.
 
With our quick and easy cleaning tips below, you will be able to maintain the appearance of your beautiful curtains.

The Steps 

Before you even begin to clean your curtains, make sure you check the ‘Care Instruction Label’ that is located on the back of your curtains. Depending on the label, you can either follow through with the next steps (adding or excluding specific steps) or have your curtains professionally cleaned.

  1. Check the ‘Care Instruction Label’
  2. Gently remove any dust from your curtains by vacuuming the with brush attachment – this should be done regularly to keep them dust-free.
  3. Then clean your hands to prevent staining the curtains with more dust or dirt.
  4. Once your hands are dry, remove the hooks, rings and trims
  5. Wash them by hand in cold or warm water with a wool approved detergent. Make sure that you do not soak, bleach, wring or rub your curtains; doing so will leave them damaged.
  6. Take the wet curtains and allow them to drip dry in the shade, fabric side down. Do not attach any pegs or fold over clothes line.
  7. Once they’re dry, re-hang them to dry again all while making sure the wet coated sides is not touching. This will give you the best results.
  8. If the care instructions allow it, use a warm iron only on the fabric side

Additional Care Tips 

You can also keep your curtains looking excellent by following these tips.

  1. Always use a good lining to protect your curtains from direct sunlight.
  2. Occasionally switch your curtains from one side of the track to the other side. By doing this you’ll avoid having only one edge exposed to the sunlight.
  3. Make sure that the curtains are always full so you’ll be able to do re-edging if the fabric/textile begins to fade.
  4. Reduce sunlight from damaging your curtains by adding sheer curtains and keeping them closed during the day. This will also provide some privacy while still bringing in light.

Now that you know the proper cleaning steps, you can easily keep your curtains dirt free and beautiful all year round. Just make sure that you’re always gentle with your curtains to keep them in great shape!

 


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