Do you have window treatments on your spring cleaning to-do list but not sure where to start ? Check out our expert tips and tricks below!

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Honeycombs (Cellular Shades)
These insulating window treatments are a hot pick for their energy efficiency, but they have a secret cleaning advantage, too. “Honeycombs are so easy to clean. Just use the dusting tool on your vacuum,” says Carolyn Forte, the director of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute Home Appliance and Cleaning Products department. “Give them a once-over on low suction, and you’re done.” After dusting, most stains can be lightly blotted with a sponge, lukewarm water, and mild dish detergent. Source: GoodHousekeeping

Curtains and Drapes
Washable Curtains: Some fabric window treatments, like cotton curtain panels, are machine washable. Many fabric shades or custom-made drapes are not. First, check the tag for care instructions. If they’re washable, follow the instructions on the tag, wash and re-hang them.
Non-washable Drapes: For styles or fabric types that can’t easily be laundered, start by removing dust and hair with a vacuum tool or lint roller. If the curtains aren’t difficult to detach, you can even take them outside and shake them like a rug.  Source: PGEveryday

Faux-Wood Blinds
Faux-wood blinds are one of the most popular types of window coverings. If your faux-wood blinds are just dusty, using a vacuum with a dust brush attachment can make cleaning them a breeze. Simply close the blinds all the way, hold the bottom rail, vacuum one side, then turn the blinds the other way and vacuum the other side. When using the vacuum, make sure that the suction is on its lightest setting to avoid twisting or warping the slats. Handheld dusters like a Swiffer can also be effective here.
If your faux-wood blinds are in the kitchen however, they may have collected some grease and grime in addition to dust. This calls for a bit more thorough cleaning, but nothing that can’t be handled with some good ol’ white vinegar. Simply fill a small bowl with a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water, and then use a clean sock or microfiber cloth to dip in the bowl. Turn the blinds one way and wipe them while holding the bottom rail, then turn them the other way and clean the other side. The vinegar will take care of the grease and grime, and your blinds will be looking as clean as the day they were put up! Source: OneGoodThing

Knowing how to clean your drapes is important. Since cleaning your drapes is not something you do every day, don’t hesitate to contact us here for more ideas and suggestions!

Contact:
Universal Blinds
601 – 1550 W. 10th Ave
Vancouver, V6J 1Z9
Canada
Phone: (604 ) 559-1988