If you haven't been up to the cabin for awhile, the first thing you'll probably notice is a lot of dust. But something that might not be as apparent is all the dust that's in the curtains. Cabin curtains collect a large amount of dust when they're not in use. This is because they're often directly in sunlight and because they often have bunches of gathered fabric in them which is a great place for dust to settle down in. Not cleaning your cabin's curtains, especially if it's been awhile since you used them, can shorten their life and will leave dust throughout your entire cabin. Take a few minutes to freshen those curtains up, and you'll find these simple steps help to give your whole cabin a much fresher feel. Regular vacuuming is an important part of cabin curtain care. This is especially true if you visit the cabin during the summer months, and often have the windows open, because the curtains will catch a lot more dirt particles. But even in the cooler months, vacuuming your curtains with the hose attachment can be a quick way to get rid of all that dust, spider webs, and other nasty things you don't want in your draperies.
If you find that your curtains carry a stale odor with them, you'll also want to remove this as it can quickly stink up the rest of your cabin. You might be tempted to try a fabric spray such as Febreeze but these can damage the fabrics in rustic curtains and might not be that effective once the spray has worn off. Instead, taking the curtains off of the rod completely and hanging them outside on a clothesline or railing for several hours, is a much more effective way to care for your cabin's curtains and remove the stale odor from them. If your cabin's curtains are very badly soiled, or you find that they stink very badly from cigarette smoke or are damaged from water condensation, you'll have to get them dry-cleaned. Never wash your cabin curtains in your washing machine unless the label on the curtain specifically says that they are machine washable.
Once they've been cleaned, take the appropriate steps to care for your cabin's curtains so that you don't have to make the investment again. Cabin curtains might not be one of the first things you think about when you think about cabin cleaning and maintenance. But, taking proper care of your cabin curtains will not only keep them around for a long time, but will also help keep your entire cabin cleaner. If you still need cabin curtains, or you just want to freshen up your old ones by totally replacing them with new ones, make sure to check out all the cabin curtains we have, for any style of cabin!