Clean Your Curtains with These Simple Tips

small curtainIf you haven’t cleaned your curtains in the last six months, now might be the best time. With our busy lives, it is easy to overlook this task. However, it is important to clean your curtains, shades, and drapes often to keep you home smelling its best. Sometimes a simple dusting is enough with a vacuum hose. Even with the regular vacuuming, you will still want to wash your draperies is still needed to keep them looking their best.

When it comes to cleaning your drapes, hand washing is the preferable method. If you decide to wash them in the machine, put them inside a pillowcase to protect them and run them through the delicate cycle.

If your curtains are made out of a synthetic fabric a good soaking in cold water will help dissolve the dust. Woolite is my preferred choice of soap when washing my curtains, but hand soap is another great alternative. If your curtains have any yellowing, soak them overnight with salt before washing. Also, if you want to give your curtains a wonderful (and not overbearing) smell, put a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the water.

Remember, never put your drapes in the dryer. Air drying is ideal for allowing them time to drip dry.