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In the first of our ‘how to’ blogs, we thought the people of Northamptonshire might like to know how to get those pesky creases out of their curtains.

We all like to keep our house clean and tidy, but so many people never take the time to spruce up their curtains. In most cases this is not due to laziness, but the simple fact that most people don’t know how to get creases out of their curtains properly. There are many ways to do this, but considering most people probably don’t have curtain steamers at home, here is the easiest and most simple way to remove the creases from your curtains, DIY style.

Step one
The first thing you need to do is to take the curtains down and place them in a dryer with a damp towel. The towel only needs to be damp so make sure that excess water is squeezed out and removed before placing it into the dryer with the curtains. Once you have the damp towel and curtains in the dryer, turn it on for around 30 minutes on a low/medium intensity.

Step two
Once the dryer has finished its cycle, remove the curtains, and hang them up in a bathroom with a shower. They can be hung over a towel rack, a shower curtain pole, or a shower pane, it doesn’t matter what they are on just make sure they are as spread out as possible. You then want to close the door and any windows and turn on the tap on the hottest setting in order to create a steam room that will act as a replacement for a steamer. Let the room fill with steam for about 5 minutes and then turn off the taps. Leave the curtains to sit for another 30 minutes, and then hang them up to dry.

Step three
Step two should have removed any wrinkles in the curtains but if there are any tougher creases then you can to run an iron over the creased areas on the curtains. Be sure to use a low heat setting on the iron so that you do not damage the curtains. After you have done that, your curtains should be completely crease-free and looking good as new again so you can hang them back up where they belong.

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