Ironing curtains is a very time consuming & and boring task. However, with small tricks you can manage to reduce it to a minimum.
Material is Important
When curtains crease it depends on how you wash them and the material they’re made from. The least prone to creasing are tulle, jacquard, crepe, polyester or buckle. Before buying curtains, it is worth taking the material in your hand and squeeze it tightly. If you see creases on it when you release the squeeze, the curtain will look the same after washing.
How do you make sure your curtains don’t crease when you wash them?
#1 Easy on the Drum
Avoid overloading the drum of your washing machine. Make sure that only 1/3 of the drum’s volume is occupied by the curtains. That way they can move freely.
#2 Use Dedicated Detergents
Wash your curtains in special powders or liquids designed for this purpose. You can also use fabric softener, which prevents electrification of the fabric.
#3 Correct Folding
Before putting your curtains in the washing machine, fold them square.
#4 Wash at Low Temperature
Wash your curtains at 86°F. It is best to set it to hand wash. This way the fabric will not shrink.
#5 Gentle Spin
Set the spin cycle to maximum 400 rpm.
#6 Drying Straight on Curtain Rods
It is best to hang curtains made of artificial fabrics on a curtain rod right after taking them out of the washing machine. The weight of the still wet fabric will make the creases straighten naturally.
#7 Special Care
Curtains made of natural materials should be dried on a drying rack. If hung wet on a curtain rod, they could stretch and distort.
Do you do laundry much or to you prefer to iron at home?