Here are our best spring cleaning tips for freshening up your curtains, tablecloths, bed linen, and upholstery.
1. Steam your home textiles
You may think that steamers only belong in the world of fashion and clothing care. But steaming also happens to be a quick and convenient way to clean and freshen up your home textiles. Steaming your curtains instead of ironing them will save you the trouble of bringing out an ironing board or having to remove the curtains from the rod.
Look around your home. Do you see any home textiles that you think could benefit from being steamed? Below are some of the most common home textiles that are perfect to steam during spring cleaning.
As previously mentioned, steaming your curtains is super convenient since you can leave them hanging on the curtain rod. Simply press and move the steamer against the fabric and watch all wrinkles and creases disappear. The hot steam removes wrinkles and creases, while also fighting bacteria and odors. For an extra crisp result, use an iron steamer
Furniture and upholstery
Of course, how to care for your furniture always depends on what material they are made of. You should avoid steaming your leather or suede couch. But for any fabric sofa, couch, or armchair, steaming is a safe and efficient way to remove creases in the fabrics and fight odors and bacteria that are trapped in the upholstery. The same goes for pillows, throws, and blankets.
Steaming your bed linen is an effortless way to freshen up your duvet covers, bedspreads, sheets, and pillowcases. You can either steam to make your clean duvet wrinkle-free after washing or refresh your sheets between washes. The hot steam nourishes and lifts the textile fibers and makes your bed linen feel extra soft and fluffy. Finish off with some fabric spray
to add a gentle scent of rose and musk.
There is no need to remove your sheets from the mattress when you steam them. In fact, it’s better to leave them on. Your mattress will also benefit from steaming since the hot steam helps get rid of trapped bacteria.