Hosting Parties during the Holidays

During the holiday season, I adore hosting parties at my home. I always enjoy spending time with close friends and family members in a relaxed atmosphere. Are you already busily planning upcoming events at your home? Consider making your house look amazing when visitors arrive by hiring a professional cleaning service. A cleaning service can complete tedious chores such as vacuuming your carpets, mopping your hardwood floors, cleaning your oven, and dusting your furniture. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a cleaning service before your guests are expected to arrive. Your home can be a spotless party paradise.

Drapery Care Tips For Pet Owners


Your drapes can become a magnet for pet hair and general grime from your pets paws. Ensuring that the drapes stay clean and are safe from your pet takes a little bit of knowledge. This guide can keep your drapes in good condition while also ensuring your pet is safe.

Cut the Cord

If you have a cat, you likely know that the cord to your drapes is treated like one big toy. Unfortunately, this is a dangerous toy. Strangulation and injury can occur if your cat becomes tangled in the cord, not to mention the damage that can happen to your drapes. Select a cord-free curtain. The cords for these varieties are housed inside a cover, so your pet can't access or pull on them.

Peep Show

If you examine your drapes, chances are you'll see the most fur and soil near the edges and along the center opening where the drapes meet. This is because you pet likes to look outside. Grime, skin oils and fur gathers where they push the drapes aside for a better view. You can avoid this by leaving the drapes open slightly at all times. This way your pet gets a good view out without touching the curtains.

Layer Up

Sometimes privacy is paramount. In this case, consider adding some inexpensive and machine washable shears or drapery liners for privacy. You can leave the heavy drapes open slightly so your pet doesn't soil them, but leave the shears closed. Take the shears down and wash them as needed, since your pet will still be pushing through these to see out.

Cap It Off

Climbing may be your main problem if you have cats. Drapes provide kitty with an irresistible ladder right to the ceiling, after all. The best way to solve this issue is to have you vet place caps on your cat's nails. This is a non-surgical alternative to declawing but it makes it so the cat can't scratch or climb with their claws. The caps do require periodic replacement.

Cleaning Day

Even with your best efforts, the drapes will require regular cleaning. Maintain them between cleaning with a sticky fur remover. You can have drapery cleaning done in-home or you can take the drapes to a cleaner, depending on your preferences and the options available locally. Make sure to ask for a stain protector treatment if you have pets. This will make it easier to keep the dirt from soaking too deeply into the fabric. Talk to a place like Majestic Rug Cleaning Co. Inc. for more information.



25 July 2015