FRESHENING UP THE HOME – Part 1

THE HOLIDAYS are over and at No Chintz it’s the perfect time to freshen everything up, but to some it can be a bit daunting. We thought over the next few weeks we’d break it down for you and help get you on track with a bit of a guide:

First things first… Be honest with yourself. If something is looking shabby and not chic, get rid of it. If you’re sending anything off to a goodwill store, make sure it’s clean. These stores operate on a budget, they can’t afford specialist cleaning.

Curtains

Give the curtains a really good shake and then vacuum them. If the curtains are looking really drab, take them down and have them dry cleaned.

Sheer curtains should be laundered or dry cleaned. Follow the instructions that came with your curtains, but if in doubt, dry clean.

Littles Dry Cleaning have a great pick up and drop off service and we’ve always found them to be a very professional outfit. littlesdrycleaning.com.au/

Blinds

Have your blinds re-stringed if necessary. Contact your manufacturer for servicing. Blinds should be serviced every few years.

While your curtains and blinds are down, take the opportunity to give your windows and frames a really good clean. The old newspaper and water for sparkling windows and soapy water for the frames is the perfect way to get them looking fresh!Image

Coming up next: Cushions, sofas and chairs…

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