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to ask how often you wash your curtains?

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ThankGodItsAlmostSpringTime Thu 10-Mar-16 22:51:32

Mine are put in with the towels and bedsheets on their annual wash.

AIBU to be minging?

donajimena Thu 10-Mar-16 22:52:33

Ive lived in my house 9 years... sad

MakingJudySmile Thu 10-Mar-16 22:53:02

I don't have any curtains. Makes the annual wash easier.

usual Thu 10-Mar-16 22:53:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HookedOnHooking Thu 10-Mar-16 22:53:51

I'm supposed to wash curtains? Damn.

Fatmomma99 Thu 10-Mar-16 22:53:58

what are curtains?

RudeElf Thu 10-Mar-16 22:54:01

When the cat pisses on them.

BibbtyBobbityFeckOff Thu 10-Mar-16 22:55:19

I did the fabric blinds once...they don't go up and down any more grin lesson learnt!

AnnaMarlowe Thu 10-Mar-16 22:55:25

None of my curtains would fit in the machine they are all too large. I suspect given the fabrics that they am would have to be dry cleaned.

<glances at curtains> they look fine to me... smile

SmellySourdough Thu 10-Mar-16 22:56:00

what curtains?

LuluJakey1 Thu 10-Mar-16 22:56:30

Bedrooms once a year.
Front room go to dry cleaners once every 2 or 3 years.
Blinds - not washed or cleaned.
Other rooms don't have curtains.

ThankGodItsAlmostSpringTime Thu 10-Mar-16 22:56:40

Phew. My housekeeping skills are not as bad as I thought then.

Frazzled2207 Thu 10-Mar-16 22:56:50

Never washed any of ours. Ooops. They're all less than 5 years old though, does that make it ok?

EdYouKateShaun Thu 10-Mar-16 22:57:24

How often do I what? my curtains? 😂

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Thu 10-Mar-16 22:57:29

Well I washed them for first time in 5years as I had ran out of things to iron with my new novelty gadget.

Standingonmytippytoes Thu 10-Mar-16 22:57:34

I'm too scared to wash mine in case they shrink

SealSong Thu 10-Mar-16 22:59:30

I never bother; they never seem to get dirty at all. A bit dusty yes, but nothing that a going over with the vac attachment won't fix.

donajimena Thu 10-Mar-16 22:59:37

ignore I went through a phase of ironing EVERYTHING when I got a steam generator iron. My curtains sadly missed the memo! grin

ThankGodItsAlmostSpringTime Thu 10-Mar-16 22:59:51

Although I did while away a few hours today wiping 2 years of dust off the individual slats of the all the upstairs blinds. That was rather satisfying.

LovelyFriend Thu 10-Mar-16 23:01:59

You have to what? shock

BibbtyBobbityFeckOff Thu 10-Mar-16 23:03:02

When I first moved into our flat I took the wooden kitchen blinds down and cleaned them with a toothbrush. It was rather satisfying hmm I still give them a stroke every now and again when washing up...

coffeeisnectar Thu 10-Mar-16 23:03:33

I hoover mine but that's because one of the cats lies on the hem. He's a furry bastard and so are the curtains.

ReedBunting Thu 10-Mar-16 23:04:32

Did it once... shrank them so much they happily floated 1cm above the windowsill sad

lightgreenglass Thu 10-Mar-16 23:06:32

shock people wash their curtains....

FoxFeatures Thu 10-Mar-16 23:07:33

We have so many windows - quick count was 21, but maybe more - that curtains get vacuumed and that is it. TBH some windows have shutters which is easier.

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