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Shades and drapes are a lot like modern plumbing—you may not think much of it while it’s working as it should, but you’ll definitely miss it when it’s gone!
There are quite a few reasons why people install window shades and drapes on their windows, with aesthetic beauty, privacy, and lighting topping the list. Regardless of why you chose to have them installed in the first place, chances are that you’ll forget all about them soon enough.
As forgettable as shades and drapes maybe, they ought to be cleaned and maintained every so often to be working at their best. Window treatments can accumulate quite a bit of dust and dirt rather quickly. Leaving them uncleaned and taking them for granted can lead to excessive dirt build-up, causing allergies and even serious health issues.
Fortunately, cleaning and maintaining your window treatments don’t require too much of your time and effort. It’s just a matter of determining what type of window treatment you own and learning how to clean them. Not sure where to start? Take a look at this cleaning and maintenance guide below:
Window shades are the most basic kind of window treatment. Here are the three most common types and how you can clean them:
There are many different kinds of blinds that use a variety of control systems to cover your windows. Below are a few types and how you can clean them:
Finally, drapes, sometimes called draperies, are long enough to reach from the top of the window to the floor.
Maintaining your drapes is simple. Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum to suck up and remove dust and debris. If you don’t have the attachment, use a broom with soft, synthetic fibres and brush it all off. You can also wash the fabric; however, you need to identify what kind of material it is. Once identified, wash your drapes according to the material type recommendations.
Part of a healthy, happy home is knowing how to maintain it. Not only are neglected shades and drapes unsightly, but they can affect your health in the long run. By regularly cleaning your window treatments, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery from your window without being disgusted by the dust on the inside.
Grover Essentials has a wonderful selection of curtains and draperies to beautify your space. If you’re looking for a wholesale bedding supplier, get in touch with us today to see how we can help!