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How to Clean Your Window Treatments by 3 Day Blinds

How to Clean Your Window Treatments

Choosing the right window treatment is an emotional decision as well as a financial investment. You thought long and hard before making your selection. Now that you have those perfect drapes, shutters, blinds, or shades in your home, its time to read up on how to maintain the beauty of your custom window treatments for years to come. Learn how to clean your blinds, shades, and drapes.

How to Clean Your Window Treatments by 3 Day Blinds

Benefits

Window treatments are more than just for decoration. By caring for your window treatments, they will not only look better, they will help you prevent health problems and protect your belongings. Did you know that window treatments help protect your furniture, flooring, and accessories from damage caused by sunlight? Without the proper care, dust and dirt can build up causing allergies and respiratory issues. By regularly cleaning your window treatments, you can cut down on household allergens and extend the life of your investment. Follow these steps to maintain the beauty of your custom 3 Day Blinds window treatments for years to come.

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• Dust regularly with lambswool or feather duster.
• Carefully vacuum periodically with the brush attachment.

 

How to Clean Blinds

There are several types of blinds and many of them require different procedures for cleaning. Find out how to clean your blinds by the types listed below.

Horizontal Metal, Wood and Faux Wood Blinds

• Use wood dusting spray and wipe dry.
• Rub with a dryer sheet to slow down dust collection.

Honeycomb blinds, Sheer Vertical Blinds & Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds

• Use a hair dryer on the COOL or WARM setting to blow dust out of the channels.
• Wash vertical fabric casings on Sheer Vertical Blinds in the washing machine on the gentle cycle and immediately re-hang on the window treatment with towel beneath.
• Do not place in dryer.
• Always spot test a non-prominent small area first for Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds and Sheer Vertical Blinds.
• Clean with damp cloth and mild detergent for Honeycomb Blinds and Sheet Vertical Blinds.

 

How to Clean Shades

Many shades can be cleaned similar to the cleaning methods listed for blinds. Follow these cleaning procedures for your honeycomb and horizontal sheer shades.

Honeycomb & Horizontal Sheer Shades

• Use a hair dryer on the COOL or WARM setting to blow dust out of the channels of your shades.
• Always spot test a non -prominent small area first.
• Clean with damp cloth and mild detergent.
• Do not place in dryer.

 

How to Clean Curtains & Drapes:

• Dry clean only.

 

Don’t overlook your window treatments when cleaning your home. Our window treatments are made to last. Make your 3 Day Blinds window treatments look new again with the proper care and upkeep.

For more cleaning tips, visit 3dayblinds.com

Spring Cleaning Blinds Shades Curtains Shutters

How to Clean Blinds, Shades, Shutters & Curtains

Follow these quick 4 steps on how to Clean Blinds, Shades, Shutters and Curtains? 

1). General Cleaning Tip for Blinds, Shades, Shutters and Curtains

While spring cleaning only comes once a year, to maintain the beauty of your window treatments for years to come you should dust and vacuum periodically. Adding an extra step to your cleaning routine can preserve your window treatments and avoid irreversible damage to the fabric or material.

2) Cleaning Tips for Blinds

Horizontal Metal, Wood and Faux Wood Blinds should be cleaned with a wood dust spray like,  Pledge® Dust & Allergen furniture spray and wiped dry. To finish off, rub blinds with a dryer sheet to slow down dust collection.

3) Cleaning Tips for Shades, Honeycomb and Vertical Blinds

If you are looking to clean Honeycomb Shades, Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds, Horizontal Sheer Shades and Vertical Blinds use a hair dryer on cool or warm temperature to blow dust out of the channels. For  Vertical Blinds, wash vertical fabric casing on Sheer Vertical Blinds in the washing machine on the gentle cycle and immediately re-hand on the window treatment with a towel beneath. Warning, do not let vertical case sit in washing machine to wrinkle and do not put case in dryer, the heat will destroy the case. Clean the fabric of these window treatments with a damp cloth and mild detergent and leave to air dry.

4)  Cleaning Tips for Curtains and Drapes:

3 Day Blinds recommends taking your Curtains and Drapes to the dry cleaners to ensure the different fabrics are treated as needed. Keep in mind that frequent dusting and occasional vacuuming is a great way to keep your curtains clean year round.

5) Cleaning Tips for Shutters

Shutters are actually one of the easiest window treatments to clean and maintain. In addition to dusting every few weeks, the best way to clean Shutters is with your wood cleaning spray and a soft cloth.

Recommended Window Treatments – Safer for Children

Window Treatment Safety Tips | 3 Day Blinds

Recommended Window Treatments – Safer for Children

Source: Hunter Douglas Window Treatments from 3 Day Blinds

With the school year well in session, and Halloween just around the corner, many parents have child safety on the top of their minds. On that note, October is Window Covering Safety Month and 3 Day Blinds is dedicated to educating parents on window covering safety tips to keep your little ones safe in the home!

Window Covering Safety Tips | 3 Day Blinds

Safe Window Treatments for Kids

Source: Window Covering Safety Council

In our mission to educate parents on the potential window- cord hazards, we would like to share these window cord safety guidelines provided by the Window Coverings Safety Council.

-Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of reach of children.

-Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered.

-Install only cordless window coverings in homes with young children.

Read more window safety tips and recommended products that are safer for children at http://3dayblinds.com/tips-and-tools/child-safety.

Blinds to help you sleep

Window Treatments That Help You Sleep

Do you struggle getting a good nights sleep? You should consider window treatments that will help you get a good nights rest.

Cellular Shades trap in air creating a perfect temperature to help you sleep.They also are energy saving window treatments, that will help lower your electric bills.

Curtains absorb sound to ensure your bedroom stays quiet.

Roller Shades also called blackout shades, will create a dark environment to help you sleep!

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What to consider when selecting window treatments?

There are many factors that go into choosing the right window treatments for your home. Style and function are probably the most important elements to consider when in search of blinds, shades, shutters, curtains and draperies. Identifying what items are important to you when selecting window treatments can be difficult and that’s why 3 Day Blinds supplies you with a expert Design Consultant to guide you to the perfect window treatment solution. Here are a few elements our experts have identified as important factors to consider when selecting window treatments.

Window Treatment Privacy

The degree of privacy you feel is important often varies depending on room and preference, but certainly an important element to consider when selecting window treatments. Do you prefer complete privacy, or a moderate degree to maximize light? If you are looking for window treatments for your living room or office, you want to consider solutions that reduce glare. 3 Day Blinds has excellent privacy options in all respects.

Window Treatment to Preserve a View

Many people run into the problem where they have a fabulous view and are hesitant to install window treatments but at the same time they would like to have a bit more privacy. 3 Day Blinds suggestion is to not block your view but frame it. A rule of thumb, wider louvers, or  slats on blinds and shutters will offer more “view space” when open. Another view preserving window treatment option is 3 Day Blinds top down/bottom up solution for shades and horizontal blinds.

Window Treatments that are Energy Efficient

Energy efficiency is a big priority these days, and window treatments can greatly impact your energy use. Something to keep in mind is a homes heating and cooling energy is most often lost through its windows. At 3 Day Blinds, we provide several energy efficient window treatments that will exceed you insulation needs and ultimately lower you heating and cooling costs.

Eco- Friendly Window Treatments

Going green has never been more in style than it is today. We all want to be more eco-friendly in the home and 3 Day Blinds can help! One window treatment solution that is especially eco- friendly is 3 Day Blinds Woven Wood Shade. Made from natural textures like bamboo, these shades are not only eco-friendly but create a sophisticated yet, natural look in the home.

While these elements are just a few to consider when selecting window treatments. 3 Day Blinds expert Design Consultants will help you identify which factors are important to you, and based off those needs they will guide you to the perfect window treatment solution for your home