Temperatures across Australia are climbing ever so slowly into the 60s and 70s, leaving the chilly days of winter in the rear view mirror. If you are like most homeowners, the warmer weather has probably inspired you to do a bit of spring cleaning to get your home ready for the days ahead. You don’t want to overlook a single item in your home, including your window treatments and a few other decor items that we’ve included in today’s post. Thinking it is time to replace your old, shabby treatments with custom curtains and blinds? Quickfit Blinds and Curtains is here for you — shop our amazing inventory in our online curtain store today!
Important Items to Include in Spring Cleaning
Cleaning curtains is one spring cleaning task that most homeowners dread, partially because many drapes can only be dry cleaned. Who wants to take down every curtain in their home, haul them to the cleaners, and wait for days for them to be cleaned? Even once they are clean, there is the daunting task of hanging them all back up. Cleaning curtains can be a multi-day event in some homes, but easy-to-clean panels can help make the process quicker and easier. The majority of the curtains we sell at Quickfit are made from beautiful and durable fabric blends that can easily be washed in the washing machine or by hand.
The blinds in your home could also use some TLC come springtime. Traditional slatted blinds are easy to clean, especially if they are made from a PVC or composite material that is not damaged by moisture. A quick dip in the tub should be all it takes to remove dirt, dust, and pet dander. Wood slatted blinds require a little more care as they should not be submerged in water for danger of warping. Roller blinds are the easiest window treatment to clean, and they can often be cleaned while they are hanging. Simply take a soft, damp cloth and some mild detergent to clean the shade, starting from the bottom.
Curtain Rods and Accessories
If you are going to go through the trouble of cleaning your window treatments, you don’t want to forget about the accessories that go along with them. After all, it would be a little silly to hang fresh, clean curtains on a dirty rod or hang them behind an old, dusty pelmet. Most curtain rods, brackets, finials, and hold backs can be cleaned quickly by wiping them down with a damp rag. Pelmets are easy to clean as well; using a soft-bristled vacuum attachment is often all it takes to remove the layer of dust and dirt that has collected over the winter to restore the fabric’s beauty. Hooks and rings should be cleaned as well to ensure your curtains glide effortlessly on the rod or track.
Your shower curtain may be pulled open and closed multiple times a day depending on how many family members use your bathroom, and they are exposed to incredible amounts of humidity. All of this use and exposure can leave them looking a little worse for the wear, and spring is a great time to clean them up. Cleaning the curtain rod and hooks is incredibly easy once the curtain is removed for washing — simply give them a dunk in some warm, soapy water and let them air dry. Tired of your old ratty curtain or want to give your bathroom a quick and easy makeover? Why not buy a new shower curtain online?
Last but not least, you don’t want to forget to give the cushions around your home a good wipe down as well. You want them to look their best, and spring is an opportune time to change out your cushions to complement the brighter decor in your home. However, buying multiple sets of cushions to decorate for each season is expensive, and all those cushions are a pain to store. Quickfit has you covered! We sell a variety of modern-looking cushion covers that are machine-washable, making it easy to clean and change out your cushions for the changing season.
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