Cleaning Schedules and Tips on How To Wash Your Curtains

Daily, weekly, and seasonal cleaning schedules for all rooms, windows, walls, and curtains. Glancing around my home, I suddenly asked myself: How often should you wash curtains?

I discovered that curtains are neglected in our homes, not being cleaned as often as they should.

I have had some of my readers ask: “How often should you wash curtains and drapes?” So I thought I would provide simple guidelines for how often to wash your curtains.

Vacuuming and Dusting

Light, easily removable curtains can be shaken and hung in the fresh air. Use your vacuum cleaner to clean heavier drapes with the upholstery brush attachment.

Spot Cleaning

If you notice a stain or spot on your curtains, it doesn’t mean you have the wash the entire panel. Clean spots as you would on a tablecloth, rug, or blouse.

Check the Cleaning Instructions

Before cleaning any curtains or drapes, read the care label to ensure you’re doing the right thing.

Washing Curtains in a Washing Mashing

Washable curtains generally require a cold wash, using a gentle to moderate cycle and mild detergent.

Steam Cleaning

If your curtains are washable, steam cleaning is an excellent option, particularly if they are too large to fit in the washer and too bulky to hand-wash.

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