If you want to keep your home looking bright and fresh this autumn, it’s time to turn your attention to the curtains and blinds in your Geelong home.
Are they dusty and dull? Do they have small marks or stains on them courtesy of sticky fingers? And what can you do to clean them up?
At Blinds With An Edge, our experienced staff are happy to offer maintenance tips for people wanting to tackle the task of safely cleaning their window furnishings including curtains in Geelong.
Here are some basic tips:
- Before you roll up your sleeves and get to work, it is vital to know what material your curtains or blinds are made of so you can safely tailor your cleaning approach. For example, if your blinds are fabric, then spot clean and stay away from soap and water. If they are wood, lots of moisture is a bad idea so don’t get them wet.
- Remove any dust, debris or even annoying cobwebs from your curtains or blinds using a vacuum cleaner fitted with a soft brush attachment. Start at the top and then work your way carefully to the bottom. And for a thorough cleaning of curtains Geelong people need to remember to do both sides – front and back.
- Select a soft, clean, dusting cloth to carefully reach in between each shutter or blind for a comprehensive clean.
- If there are stains or imperfections on the material, lightly dampen a soft cloth with water or an appropriate cleaning product and carefully remove the blemish.
- And seek professional advice if you are unsure of what cleaning path to take. Just guessing can lead to a disaster. The last thing you want to do is cause damage to your window furnishings so ask our experienced team for advice.
Your curtains and blinds serve a range of roles in your home. They improve your room’s decor and atmosphere, give you control over temperature and light and help you maintain your privacy from outside eyes. They are an important asset so it pays to look after them.
The best way to do that is with regular care. A weekly dust, a monthly clean or a seasonal maintenance program can keep them in good shape for years to come.