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.

How To Wash Net Curtains


If you have a dirty net curtain, it is possible to restore it. Net curtains, sometimes called sheer curtains, are made from a thin, clear mesh fabric. They let in the right amount of light without sacrificing privacy. However, most net curtains are white, which means they show dirt easily, especially in cooking areas. Here are tips to clean net curtains.

Prepare to Work

For this project, you need a:  

  • vacuum
  • wooden spoon
  • wash basin or tub
  • mild laundry detergent
  • bluing
  • denture tablets or lemon juice
  • white vinegar
  • baking soda

Vacuum the curtains to remove as much debris as possible. Detach the curtain rod and slide the curtain off the rod along with hardware. Set the curtains and hardware aside.

Check the instructions on the curtain label, since some curtains may not be machine washable. If the curtains are antique, wool, or silk, do not machine launder them. 


Soaking pre-treats stains and removes odors. Fill a tub or basin with several inches of warm water. Warm water will help cut grease. 

Mix one or two cups of vinegar in the stir it with a spoon. Avoid using vinegar on linen, since it will burn the material. If you are unsure, use a denture tablet, or pour in half a cup of lemon juice in the water.

Before you soak the curtains, test some of the mixture on a hidden area for reaction. Set the curtains in the water moving them around in the solution gently to saturate them.

 Let the curtains soak at least an hour, but it is best to let them soak overnight if they are very dirty. Repeat the process using baking soda in the water regardless of the first solution. To remove any odors, stains, or debris that may remain. Inspect for stains during the soaking, and soak again, if needed. 

Machine or Hand Wash

Machine wash the curtains on the lowest setting with the detergent. Place a towel or clothing article about the same color in the machine to bulk the load. Add a cup or two of vinegar when it reaches rinse, then take the curtains out before the spin cycle.

To hand wash, refill the basin with clean, warm water. Add two to four tablespoons of laundry detergent, and stir it with the spoon. 

Agitate the water slightly, so the soap penetrates the curtains. Hang the curtains to dry naturally to prevent wrinkling. Do not hang silk curtains, as it will yellow them. Wrap them in a towel, to remove water, then iron on low heat. To learn more, contact a laundry service


29 April 2017