We all know that cleaning window treatments can be a royal pain! But today Steven and Chris shared some tips on how to make this tough job a little easier to handle. Let us know how these tips work for you...SCHEDULE
As a general rule, window treatments should be dusted every two weeks and washed each season.ROLLER SHADESVacuum regularly
- Shades should be dusted frequently with the upholstery tool on the vacuum. Spot treat
- For pesky fingerprints or small marks on a sturdy shade, go over them gently with a pencil eraser.Last resort
- Mix a little dish soap in water and use just the bubbles to dab out the stain. Then use a clean, damp cloth to rinse it. Works like a charm!VENETIAN BLINDS Sock duster
- An easy way to dust venetian blinds is to put a sock over your hand and to rub each slat individually.OROur Facebook friend Barbara says
- For light dusting, a large paint brush is nice. Hold it perpendicular to the wall and insert between a few blinds and run the length. Repel
- A great technique is to wipe down each slat with a dryer sheet. This will repel dust and allow for longer periods between cleanings.Scrub down
- For washing, put your blinds in the tub, spray them down with the shower head, apply some baking soda and use a clean toilet brush to give them a good scrub. Then rinse and replace them. SHEERSDust be gone
- Every few weeks, use the upholstery tool to vacuum your sheers and drapes. To stop the material from getting sucked in by the vacuum, cover the nozzle with a stocking.Wash
- Once every three months, wash delicate sheers in the washing machine but throw them in a pillowcase first so they can't get snagged on anything. Hang them while they are still damp.Bonus tip
- A quick spritz of anti-static spray repels dust from sheers.DRAPES
ALWAYS FOLLOW THE CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR DRAPES! For a quick refresh, try this tip from our Facebook friend Kelly Linton
- To freshen drapes, put them in the dryer on low, add a dryer sheet and a wet washcloth. Tumble dry for 20 minutes on the permanent press cycle. Only do one panel at a time. Remove promptly from the dryer and hang so they don't wrinkle.
Hope these tips help! If you have any tips or tricks for cleaning curtain, please share them below.