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The best way to clean curtains

27th March, 2017

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Curtains can often end up smelling bad and losing their colour due to the fact that they absorb different odours in our homes, such as cigarette smoke and cooking aromas. Stains can be easily noticed on unpatterned curtains but fortunately, the cleaning of curtains can be done relatively easily and there a few options available to you.

The first option for cleaning your curtains is cleaning them in the washing machine. It all depends on the fabrics they are made of, but most curtains can be easily washed in the washing machine. Using your normal detergent is fine, and you can use the delicate cycle of your washing machine for cleaning them. If your machine does not have that option, then choose the cool, slow spin wash method. Washing curtains in a washing machine is usually the best option for lightweight curtains.

The second option for cleaning curtains is hand-washing them. This can sometimes be a safer option if you are worried that your curtains may shrink if you put them in a washing machine. You can use your normal laundry detergent or some mild soap for delicate materials. Remember that hand-washing your curtains is a more demanding task than putting them in a washing machine, but it is a better option if you want to wash curtains that are made of hundred percent cotton.

The third option for cleaning curtains is steam cleaning. One of the best and most convenient ways for cleaning curtains is by using a quality steam cleaner that has an upholstery attachment. Make sure you start from the top of the curtain and continue to the bottom of it. If you see that the curtain material is getting wet, hold the cleaning appliance slightly away from the curtain. In any case, be careful when working with a steam cleaner and read the instructions before you start this method. Steam cleaning can burn you, so make sure your clothes and hands are well protected. Steam cleaning option is ideal for those curtains that are made from heavier materials and for curtains that cannot be removed easily from their rail.

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