Dry cleaning costs can really add up. If you’re as tired as we are of these hefty bills, consider these easy ways to save money every month. Don’t try clean things that don’t need to be dry cleaned Many people assume that if a piece of clothing has a tag that says “dry clean” anywhere on it, that it must be dry cleaned. The truth is that there’s a big difference between a tag that says “dry clean” and a tag that says “dry clean only.” One is a suggestion and one is a requirement. Unless your … [Read more...] about Tired of High Dry Cleaning Bills? Get Tips to Save Money
Kids are notoriously messy and many kids have tons of toys, books, puzzles, etc. How is a parent supposed to keep these items under control? At Half Price Drapes we’ve come up with some unique ways to keep your kid’s room clutter free. It’s all about organization More than anything else, keeping a kid’s room clutter free is about organizing it. Every game, piece of clothing, and piece of sport’s equipment should have its own place. You can buy tubs from organizational supply shops and you can … [Read more...] about How to Keep a Kid’s Room Clutter Free
Most people who’ve looked into how to make their home more energy efficient have seen the advice that they should add curtains to all of their windows. Many people don’t understand exactly why this is true, what type of curtains they need, and whether or not blinds can have the same effect. We’re here to answer these questions. First of all, it’s important to understand that the best energy efficiency results will come with curtains that have two layers. When there are two layers, an air gap … [Read more...] about How Do Curtains Keep a Room Warm?
Whether your first home is an apartment or a house, getting it ready to live in is both exciting and intimidating. How do you know exactly what you need? Here are six things that everyone should have in their first home. 1. Double-duty furniture Most people moving into their first home don’t have a ton of space. That’s why double-duty furniture can be essential. For example, an expandable dining table can be used as a desk or a mattress can be topped with cushions to work as a couch in the day … [Read more...] about Six Things Everyone Needs in Their First Home
It’s that time of year again: spring cleaning time. This is the perfect opportunity to air out your home, throw the windows open, and get the dirt and grime from winter out of your home. Here are a few tips to help you get your house spic and span in no time. Clearing out your winter clothes Once it starts warming up there’s no reason to keep your winter clothes in your bedroom, cluttering up the space. Store them in a clean, cool, dark place that stays dry – avoid basements and other damp … [Read more...] about It’s Time for Spring Cleaning: Tips to Get You Started
Not all curtains can be washed in the washing machine but some can. Check the tags or manufacturer’s recommendation to see if yours need to be dry cleaned. Thorough cleaning only needs to be done once in a blue moon if you’re sure to spot clean as needed and shake them out every few months. When it comes time to wash them in your washer, follow these tips. Get your curtains ready to be washed Before you do anything else, measure your curtains. You may need to stretch them after they’re washed … [Read more...] about A Simple Guide to Machine Washing Curtains