Curtains are vital to a home. Not only do they enhance elegance to your home, but they also block dirt and specks of dust coming from the outside, prevent the wind from blowing so hard, and allows the suitable intensity of sunlight to come in. However, as curtains often require less attention, it is effortless to overlook their care completely. So, how often should you clean the curtains or blinds?


Curtains naturally attract dust particles and absorb odors with the passage of time. It is suggested to clean the curtains every 3 to 6 months. Having your curtains cleaned regularly is an excellent way to keep your house clean and fresh. If your curtains are totally machine washable (check the label care instructions), you can carefully do the cleaning yourself. Pick a beautiful warm sunny day to dry them in the open, fresh air after they have been through a proper machine wash cycle. Ensure to iron the curtains while they are still quite damp, then hang them immediately to avoid wrinkling. Be mindful that curtains contain a lot of fabric, which often makes them unmanageable in a small/constrained home environment.
Curtains that are manufactured of linen, silk, or any other sensitive stuff will require to be dry cleaned professionally. The reason is that the detergent, hot water, and constant rubbing in the washing machine can cause wrecking, such as shrinking or fading. Curtains are a relatively expensive investment for your home, so it is essential to look after them.
While cleaning your curtains every 3-6 months must be appropriate for majority household needs; experts suggest more regular cleaning due to the following factors:
  • Allergies
Curtains can trap a large type of common allergens, including dust, pollen, mold spores, pet hair, and dander. If any member in your family suffers from allergies, regular curtain, and carpet cleaning should be a crucial part of your household routine.
  • Smoking
Smoke particles from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes are easily trapped in curtains fabric. If you don’t want to make your curtains yellow or have a strong smell of smoke in your house, make sure you let plenty of fresh air in and clean your curtains every month if possible.  
  • You live near the sea
If you live near the sea and especially if you have sea views, salt is not your best friend. Salty sea air can affect curtains as well as the window panes. Hard-wearing curtain fabrics are your best choice under these circumstances, and frequent cleaning is a must.


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