The curtains have become very dirty after a few months of use. At this time, we need to remove the curtains for deep cleaning. Many friends think that washing the curtains in the washing machine is cleaner, so they machine wash the curtains. Is this method really correct? The old aunt next door persuaded me that this is the right way to wash the curtains!
One: Can the washing machine wash the curtains?
1. Cotton and linen curtains can be washed in a washing machine. But to clean cotton and linen curtains, use soap powder and add some softener to clean. Because washing powder is not easy to bleach, the reason for adding softener is also to make the curtains more soft and smooth after washing. In addition, linen curtains are more likely to wrinkle, so you cannot use a washing machine to dehydrate them after washing, which will easily deform the curtains.
2. Curtains such as roller blinds and blinds, the blinds cannot be washed in a washing machine, but you can spray an appropriate amount directly on them Water, and then wipe it with a clean rag, try not to expose the blinds to the sun after wiping, because it is easy to change color. The same is true for roller blinds, which cannot be washed with a washing machine. The above methods can also be used to clean roller blinds. I think.
3. Flannel curtains can also be washed in a washing machine. Flannel fabrics are more likely to be stained with dust. You can first soak the flannel curtains in the well-conciled washing powder water for about fifteen or so before cleaning. And after washing, you can’t use the washing machine to dehydrate, or wring it out vigorously. You can squeeze the excess water slightly, then hang it in the air and wait for it to dry naturally.
4. Washing machine curtains cannot be used for some curtains whose materials are not firm and easy to be damaged. Curtains such as lace and lace are not suitable for washing in the washing machine. After the lace lace is cleaned, there may be a lot of big holes and small holes in the curtains!
Second: How wide is the curtain suitable for?
Because the curtains need to be wrinkled, straightening the curtains is much larger than the size of the window , so how wide should the curtain be?
①The width of the curtain
After the curtain is opened flat, the curtain is about twice the width of the curtain rod;
②Leave spaces on both sides of the window
Usually, the curtains should be on both sides of the window after being put away, and an extra 20-30cm should be added on both sides, so when you buy curtains, please refer to the length of the curtain rod, not the width of the window;
It is recommended to leave a gap of about 5-10cm from the top track to the ground. Exposing the baseboard will make it more harmonious.
Three: How to choose the material of the curtain?
Curtains have an important impact on our lives. In addition to decorating the room and creating the function of the room, it is also reflected in the material, function and comfort of the curtains that will also affect our health. All kinds of curtain materials are different, and the advantages and disadvantages of curtains are also different, and they are also suitable for different areas of the home.
Cotton and linen are commonly used materials for curtains, which are easy to wash and replace, and are suitable for bedrooms; gauze curtains are highly decorative, can enhance the depth of the room, and have good light transmission, suitable for living rooms and balconies Use; satin and flocking curtains are fine in texture, luxurious and gorgeous, and have good shading and sound insulation effects; bamboo curtains have clear texture, good lighting effect, and are wear-resistant, moisture-proof, mildew-proof, and do not fade. They are suitable for living rooms and balconies; Hard, washable and durable with good shade. Therefore, when purchasing curtains, not only must consider its decorative properties, but also consider the impact of curtain materials on people’s lives. The texture of curtains is preferably flocking, cotton, linen. Generally speaking, the thicker the curtain, the better the sound absorption effect.
If you want to take a comfortable nap during the day, choose a blackout curtain for the bedroom, made of cotton or flocking fabric . And the study, restaurant generally does not need too strong light, you can choose shutters to adjust the light. For example, in winter now, curtains need to consider the issue of heat preservation. Flocking curtains have thick fabrics and better warmth retention.
In terms of materials, curtains include cotton, linen, yarn, satin, flocking, bamboo, man-made fibers and so on. Among them, cotton and linen are commonly used materials for curtains, which are easy to wash and replace, and are suitable for bedrooms; gauze curtains are highly decorative, can enhance the depth of the room, and have good light transmission, and are suitable for use in living rooms and balconies; Velvet curtains are fine in texture, luxurious and gorgeous, and have good shading and sound insulation effects, but the price is relatively high.
Bamboo curtains have clear texture, good lighting effects, wear-resistant, moisture-proof, mildew-proof, and do not fade, suitable for living rooms and balconies; man-made fiber curtains are hard, easy to wash and durable, and have good shading; blinds It is more popular at present. When choosing, you can first touch whether the blades are smooth and have no burrs, then hang the curtain flat and try to pull it to see if it is flexible to open, and finally turn the adjusting lever to check whether the blades can be turned freely; Curtains use adhesives, which can easily cause indoor pollution. Those with children, the elderly or pregnant women should choose them carefully.
Dear friends, the curtains at home are too dusty. If you need to clean them, first look at the material of the curtains. According to the material, you can use a washing machine to clean the curtains. The situation, it is not beautiful to hang it up!