I’ve found a cheap new way to clean curtains. Confession time : it’s about reinvigorating rather than washing, but I was reluctant to call this post Reinvigorate curtains the thrifty way as it would have made me sound a bit… Bree from Desperate Housewives. Also, I can’t test it out myself as I don’t have a tumble dryer (ZOMG I am that thrifty), but I like this one’s simplicity/cheapness and want to put it out there, so if you test it out please let me know how well it works.
- Your drab, dusty curtain(s).
- A tumble dryer.
- A wet towel.
Remove the hooks. Pop your curtain(s) and the wet towel in the tumble dryer and run for 15 minutes.
That’s it! The wet towel picks up the dust – the curtains should come out looking brighter and cleaner.
This nugget came courtesy of Frugal Grandma, who posted me a page of household tips torn from one of her anonymous grandma magazines. Some of these tips are alarmingly cat ladyish – like the one about scenting your kitty’s litter tray with talcum powder – but I am going to road test a few of the others, and will report back on the best of the bunch.
Image credit: mike@bensalem.