Easy Cleaning Tips For Curtains And Blinds


The Spring And Curtain Cleaning

Curtain Cleaning

Curtains and fabric blinds need to be cleaned during or before spring since the dust and pollen make their way through open windows. Whenever someone opens or closes the curtains, the agitation is enough to send these pollutants inside the surrounding air. This may add to the woes of seasonal allergy sufferers, especially during tough times from September to December.

Tips To Clean The Curtain

Tips to Clean The Curtain

Hire professional curtain cleaners or have the help of experts. Here are a few ways you can clean your curtains at home.

  1. Dusting


The best way to stay on top of the dust is to give your curtains a good shake-out whenever you clean the rooms. You don’t need to remove them from the rail, simply give them a good shake to dislodge any dust and then vacuum the room as you usually do.

Once in a quarter or twice in a quarter, take the curtain outside and give them a good shake. You can also run your curtains through your tumble dryer in the cold setting to get rid of rust, dust, pollen, and pet hair. Then, re-hang them afterward to prevent wrinkling.

  1. Vacuuming


Use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to get rid of the majority of the dust on your curtains. It’s a good idea to pay special attention to the top of the curtains, including the rail and hooks, as this is where most of the dust and spider web will accumulate.

Don’t forget to do the backs of the curtains as well. They will be occupied with collecting pollen and dirt blown in through the open windows.

  1. Washing

Washing Curtains

Are your curtains machine-washable? Many fabric curtains can be run through the washing machine; many delicate fabrics should generally be hand washed or professionally dry-cleaned. It’s also advisable to have curtains professionally cleaned if they’re heavy – your washing machine may not be able to handle the bulk, usually when it comes to spinning.

Re-hang curtains after washing to dry to help prevent shrinkage or creases that a washing line might leave.

  1. Dry-Clean Only Curtains

Dry-Clean Only Curtains

If you have curtains made from soft velvet or wool, they are most likely dry-cleaned only. You can dust and vacuum them to take care of the majority of the dirt, but washing them will cause damage sometimes.

Make a habit of checking the manufacturer’s label if there is any, which should tell you whether dry-cleaning is required.

  1. Cleaning Blinds

Plastic, wood, or aluminum blinds are relatively easy to clean. Simply wipe down each of the slats with a damp (not soaking wet) rag or a clean piece of cloth.

Roman blinds are much trickier because they have to be properly dissolved and then re-assembled after washing. However, you can help keep them clean in between washes by dusting, vacuuming, and spot-cleaning with a damp cloth.

When it’s time to have Roman blinds cleaned, we do recommend taking the help of professional blind cleaners.

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Preeti Shah is a person who loves checking out different styles and designs of houses. She took interior designing in college and is practicing in the field of home improvement for five years now. In her spare time, she is usually searching the web for interesting and fascinating home designs.


  1. Thanks for helping me understand these curtain cleaning tips. It is cool to see that you can keep your draperies looking great. We got new curtains and wanted to know how to clean them.

  2. It was really helpful when you mentioned that you should hire a professional to clean roman blinds. Last week I got some installed for my home and I was wanting to know some tips on how to keep them clean. I’ll have to look into hiring a window shade cleaning service!


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