Curtains come in many shapes and sizes. And there would come a day when you would look at them and wonder where did all the grime and dust come from? This happens to everyone, although cleaning the curtains, shades, or blinds is not that tricky. Here is how you should go about it.
Cleaning The Curtains
Set the vacuum at a low suction, and clean your curtains at least twice a month. Move from top to bottom using short strokes. Don’t forget to clean the nozzle first, so they don’t transfer dirt to your curtains.
You should be careful while handing over your curtains for dry cleaning. Be reminded that the chemical most services use for dry cleaning can cause cancer and host other diseases. On the contrary, if the curtains were washed at home, in a washing machine, no harm would be done to them. Just wash them with cool water and on the gentle cycle.
Cleaning Mini Blinds
To clean mini blinds, the slats should be turned downwards facing you. Take an all-purpose cleaner and spray it on a cloth. Wipe it over the surface starting from the top. By walking behind the slats, reverse them and put the blinds out. Clean the blind from the back as well.
If your mini blinds are too dirty, get a hammer and two big sized nails. By turning the slats downward, hang the blinds from the nails. Again, by taking hold of an all-purpose cleaner spray on the blinds from bottom to top. Wipe them with a wet sponge. If possible, flip the slats and repeat the same procedure. Afterward, leave them to dry.
Cleaning Fabric Shades
Unless you are fond of unsightly stains or a damaged fabric, never use water or cleaners on the shades. Clean the bristles frequently if you are using a vacuum brush. The easiest way to clean the fabrics is with a chemically treated sponge. However, remember that while wiping over the shades, they should be dry.