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Tips for Cleaning your Window Treatments

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Starting your summer deep clean? Don’t forget about your window treatments! Find out how to safely give your window treatments some much-needed TLC with our tips below.

Preparing to Clean

We recommend gathering a few supplies before you begin. You’ll need the following basic household cleaning products:

  1. A vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment
  2. Feather duster
  3. Microfiber cloth 
  4. Dishwashing liquid
  5. Warm water
  6. Baking soda

Steps for Cleaning Your Window Treatments

Now that you’ve gathered your supplies, it’s time to get cleaning! For a budget-friendly deep clean of your shades, blinds and curtains, follow the steps below.

  1. Start by gently vacuuming your window treatments using your soft brush attachment to remove the top layer of dust. For more delicate blinds or shades, use a feather duster instead.
  2. Next, spot-treat any fabric stains with dishwashing liquid and a damp cloth. For heavier, more ingrained stains, add a small amount of baking soda to your dishwashing liquid.
  3. Rinse your stain treatments with cool water and blot them with a dry towel to remove the excess water. Trapped water could lead to mold growth, so take extra care with this step.
  4. Vacuum the remaining dust on the floor and windowsill to prevent recurring build-up.

Window treatments come in all types of material, so there’s no universal cleaning method. Depending on what kind of window treatments you have, you may want to explore professional cleaning options—especially for larger window treatments or specialty materials, like wooden shutters. While you can dust or vacuum them each time you clean your house, we recommend a monthly deep clean to keep your window treatments at their best! 

Use These Methods to Keep Your Home Looking Great

Cleaning your window treatments regularly ensures their longevity and prevents any damage due to long-term build-up. However, you may notice during your cleaning that some of your windows are a little worse for wear. Find the replacement windows you need with Window World of Central Alabama—contact us today for a free in-home consultation!