This curtain in the dryer trick makes so much sense that it will make you ask “Why didn’t I think of that?” Try this one out the next time your drapes need freshening up!
We all know that we probably should clean the curtains in our home once or twice a year. It’s one of those jobs that seems like a bigger inconvenience that it really is and you really feel accomplished once you’ve gotten it done. But what if some of your curtains aren’t machine washable?
You’ll probably decide to take them in to the dry cleaner’s every once in awhile, but if they need a little freshening up between cleanings, this is the perfect thing. Dust, pet fur, and other random fuzz can build up pretty quickly at certain times of the year. If you struggle with figuring out just how to get all of that junk off of your curtains (or your bed skirts, or fancy pillow covers) without actually having to do a full washing, this might be just the thing for you!
Clean Your Curtains in the Dryer Trick
First, take down the curtains in question and remove them from the curtain rods.
Next, find a medium size towel and dampen it just slightly. Toss the towel in your dryer.
Throw the curtains in your dryer along with the towel!
Turn your dryer on for about 20 minutes on the “air fluff” setting. It may be called something else on your dryer, but you want to choose the setting with no heat.
The damp towel will help pull off any dust or fur and the tumbling action will finish the job.
All that pet fur and dust will be caught in you dryer’s lint trap and your curtains will be as good as new!
How many curtains you can do at one time will depend on the the length of your curtains and the size of your dryer, but I find that a pair of regular light-weight panels can fit in nicely with lots of room to bump around and get all the pet fur off. My pets really like to sit on windowsills, so that’s a lot. 🙂
Give this one a try and let me know how it works for you!
Do you have a method like the curtain in the dryer trick that you use for removing all the dust from your curtains?
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