One of the most common questions we get at Half Price Drapes is whether or not our curtains are washable. The truth is that most of our materials are high-quality, delicate fabrics that should not be washed. Instead, send them over to your local dry cleaner or use your upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to get rid of dust. However, there are some draperies that can be washed. Note that you should only assume you can wash your drapes when they explicitly say they are washable. If … [Read more...] about General Tips for Washing Your Draperies
Few people enjoy cleaning yet most of us accept that it’s something that needs to be done. But what if you discovered that the way you were cleaning was actually making it harder to get your house clean? A recent article in HouseBeautiful, 9 Ways You're Making Cleaning Harder Than it Needs to Be, has some eye-opening ideas on what many people do to make their chores more of a chore. Here are some of the most interesting to us. Lauren Smith writes: Making your own cleaner We know they're all … [Read more...] about Are You Making Cleaning Harder Than It Has to Be?
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
Most of us know that curtains can get awfully dirty, and often there doesn’t seem to be a reason for it. We clean our homes regularly so just where does all the dust and grime come from? And what can we do about it? Half Price Drapes has answers to these questions and great tips to help you combat this common problem. Open windows attract all sorts of dust and grime Anytime your windows are open, your curtains are in danger of absorbing moisture and attracting dirt from outside. Dirt can … [Read more...] about Why Do Curtains Get So Dirty? Answers and Solutions to this Common Question