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How To Clean Your Curtains The Right Way | 247 Blog


Posted 24/03/2023

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Made to measure curtains are a great investment for any home. They are custom-made to fit your windows perfectly and are often made from high-quality fabrics. However, just like any other curtains, they need to be cleaned regularly to keep them looking their best. In this blog, we'll discuss how to clean your made to measure curtains from 247 Curtains in the correct way.


Dusting & Vacuuming

Before washing or spot cleaning your made to measure curtains, it's a good idea to give them a thorough dusting and vacuuming. This helps to remove any loose dirt, dust, or pet hair that may have accumulated on the curtains. Use a soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to gently remove any dirt and dust. Be careful not to pull too much on the fabric as this can cause damage.


Spot Cleaning

If you have marks on your curtains, spot cleaning is the best way to remove it. Use plain warm water (not too hot) and use a soft cloth to gently dab the stain. Be sure to test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure it doesn't cause any damage. Let it air dry.


Dry Cleaning

Check your care labels and If your made to measure curtains are dry clean only, which means you should not attempt to wash them yourself. Take them to a professional dry cleaner for the best results. Be sure to let the dry cleaner know about any stains or spots that need special attention.

Machine Washing

We do not advise machine washing any curtains from 247 Curtains, however, some curtains can be machine washed. If your made to measure curtains are machine washable, it's important to follow the care label instructions carefully. Use a mild detergent and wash the curtains on a gentle cycle. Be sure to remove the curtains from the machine as soon as the cycle is finished to avoid wrinkles. Hang the curtains to air dry, or use a low heat setting on your dryer.

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Prevent Mould 

An important part of keeping your windows and curtains clean is to ensure you keep mould at bay, you can do this by making sure there isn't any condensation around your windows. To keep mould out of your home use the following steps;

Prevent moisture in your window areas by regularly opening your windows to promote air flow

If your windows are very damp, you can use a window vacuum to remove access moisture

Try and keep your windowsills uncluttered and wipe underneath any ornaments

Place a dehumidifier on or around your windowsill 



If you have a hand held steamer you can remove any creases and hand your curtains to your desired placement using a steamer, always follow the instructions. 



Lightly sprits febreeze as part of your cleaning routine to keep your home and fabrics smelling fresh, be sure not to spray the solution too close to your curtains and always follow the instructions on the bottle. 

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