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Washing Drapes and Curtains

posted by lwhite

curtain cleaning tips, cleaning drapes, how to clean drapes, heloise hintsDrapes and curtain can be dust and debris magnets. They need to be cleaned on a routine basis. Here’s how:

1. Draperies or curtains that can be washed first should be taken down. Get them outdoors for a good shake to remove the dust. But if they are really soiled, soak them in warm water and fabric safe bleach, if okay on the care label. Then wash on a HIGH water level, so that they can move around in the washing machine. Add regular detergent to warm water or cold for some fabrics. When done, take out and hang to dry.
2. Sheers should be washed, as indicated on the care label. Then dissolve a cup of Epsom salt in hot water in a sink. Dip the sheers into the mixture and hang on a shower rod to dry (you will not have to iron them).



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