How To Get Rid Of Unpleasant Smell From Curtain

A dirty curtain can fill the entire room with an unpleasant and unfriendly smell. Sometimes, some other smells are accumulated in curtains. It creates a foul-smelling environment inside your house. So, this weekend set aside some time to clean your curtains that remain unattended most of the times.

Some homeowners simply replace curtains once a year. They do clean rods but not curtains. Others clean curtains when they find dirt on them. They do not care much about the odor. However, there are some simple and easy tips that will help in getting rid of unpleasant smells. This will also save a decent amount of money. You are not going to buy new curtains next year. Here are some guidelines for removing bad smell and keeping curtains fresh and clean.

Getting Rid Of Unpleasant Curtain Smell

Wash Curtains

Washing curtains every six months helps in keeping curtains smell-free. You can easily clean a curtain at home. However, professional curtain cleaning services are also available. Professionals not only clean curtains but deodorize as well. Ultrasonic cleaning is the best for cleaning curtains and blinds. Do not clean a curtain at home without reading the instructions. Curtains are made from various fabrics. No two fabrics can be treated using the same cleaning method. Wrong cleaning method will completely ruin the curtain.

Use Vinegar

Mothball scent is expected when curtains are hanged during a particular season. You need to treat the curtain with vinegar in order to eliminate this mothball smell. In addition to mothballs, also put a sachet bag of thyme, rosemary, mint or whole clove when you pack curtains. You can smell mildew scent from the curtains hanging in kitchen or bathroom. Clean these curtains with vinegar. Mould, mildew and mildew scent can be prevented by keeping walls and floor dry and clean.


How often should one wash curtains, weekly or monthly? It depends on the fabric. Frequent washing is not good for looks and feels of the curtain. It can completely ruin the curtain. The energy you are spending on washing will be of no use. Therefore, vacuum your curtains once or twice a week. It will not completely eliminate the odour but vacuuming will reduce odour built-up on curtains. Vacuuming is helpful when there is a smoky smell in your house. This will also reduce the soot-particles built-up in the curtains.

Open Windows

People usually think that pollution is only outside of their homes. Dust is an indoor pollutant. These indoor pollutants also lead to an unpleasant smell. This happens because there is no ventilation in the house. Opening windows will prevent and eliminate unpleasant smells.

Use Fresheners 

There are different types of products available in the market that make the curtains smell clean and fresh. Use these fabric fresheners on a regular basis as it is a short-term solution.

Designer and custom-made curtains are beautiful but expensive too. You do not want these curtains smell bad. No one likes stains on beautiful curtains. Therefore, vacuum your curtains once or twice a week and wash your curtains once every three months.

Author Bio:

Author Rustam Fayziev has mastered the art of home décor and writes in his blogs about distinguish fabrics and decoration materials to help others to take benefit from it. The most popular blog of Rustam Fayziev is Alesouk