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To wash or not to wash curtains!

July 15th, 2014

Washing: Your curtains got dirty from just dust or perhaps someone spilled something on them. Now if they are your favorite, be on the safe side and get them dry cleaned. Often times even if a curtain says machine washable, they really aren’t. Or if they are, make sure they don’t go through the normal cycle. The delicate cycle will always be your best bet even if they are extra dirty. Not 100% sure why a lot of curtains say machine washable just to turn out not to be. You can tell after a washing if the colors have faded or you have small pieces of fabric missing. Very little damage will likely occur if it does but its still best to be careful. Some curtains will however rip and destroy themselves but those almost 99% of the time will say Dry Clean Only.

 

Drying: Then the dryer after cleaning. Make sure to always use just non-heated air especially if you have a thermal backing on the curtains. Soundproof curtains have such a backing and if you put these in the dryer they will likely melt and you’ll have ruined curtains afterwards. After all these backings are usually a type of plastic that melts really quickly. Plus with little room in the dryer there’s a good chance the curtain won’t move around enough to evenly distribute the heat. Instead you’ll have one part heat up a lot more than the others. If something starts to smell, turn off the dryer immediately!

 

After Cleaning:¬†You may notice that after cleaning your curtains that they do not smell like the fabric softener or even the washing liquid you used. Sadly you can’t prepare for this happening besides unless you just do dry cleaning. The best option in this case is just let them hang and wait as the smell will go away. Otherwise a few squirts of febreze will help out greatly!

 

Keep those curtains clean and smelling fresh!

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Deal: Solid Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtain 52″ x 84″ – 48% Off!

July 12th, 2014

An absolutely beautiful burgundy set of curtains here! This wonderful set of curtains by Best Home Fashion is currently 48% off! A wonderful color for summer and with such a huge discount it’s definitely worth it.

What this curtain is made of:

  • Features two hanging options! (back tabs and rod pocket).
  • Triple weaved fabric construction allowing for single layer, unlined thermal insulated blackout curtains. To help keep the house cool¬†from the summer sun if you want.
  • Total blackout curtains so you keep the summer sun from shining in if you’d like.
  • Machine washable!
  • Helps reduce sound!
  • Dimensions: 104″ W x 84″ L / Panel: 52″ W x 84″ L

Normally $84.99 is now on sale for only $44.39 at Amazon for a savings of 48%. Currently there are 9 other colors to choose from however they have different prices. Check out what they look like below!

Purchase now at Amazon:
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Solid Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtain 52″ x 84″Burgundy Curtains

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Summer is here and so are the curtain sales!

July 12th, 2014

Unless you never leave your house you know that summer is here! This years summer has already been different than most in terms of heat and it’s bringing some crazy weather. Hopefully between the crazy storms or just intense heat you’ll be able to enjoy some time outside.

But even though the weather maybe too much the sales have started online and in stores for new curtains. Will try to post some awesome curtains on sale to look at!

Hope you all have a wonderful summer!

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Deal: Elegant Comfort 2 Piece Solid Sheer Panel – 71% Off!

March 16th, 2014

While not soundproof in any way, the sheer panel curtains are 71% Off currently! With spring now here it’s time to change those winter like curtains for new sheer curtains to now only let in the light but the breeze as well.

Lets look a bit closer at the deal:

  • This is for the 60-inch by 84-inch version of the curtain though they do have another size 40×84.
  • The deal is also for the white sheer version though there are 23 other lovely colors to select from! Selecting another color will also alter the savings and seller however so be careful if you don’t wish to spend too much.
  • The curtain is 100% polyester and is machine washable.
  • Made for 1.5 inch rods.
  • Comes with 2 panels and for only $8.75 that’s practically a steal!
  • Made by Elegant Comfort

You can find the deal here: Elegant Comfort 2 Piece Solid White Sheer Window Curtains 60″ x 84″Sheer white curtains

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The white sheer curtains are just elegant just like the company name and worth a look!

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Soundproofing your home from the outside!

September 22nd, 2013

Soundproofing a house can be an overwhelming task especially in area with lots of noise from traffic, parks, or the local college party town on Friday night. You’ve perhaps put up soundproof curtains and made sure the house is blocking the noise from the outside but it just isn’t enough. If you live in an apartment there really isn’t much you can do outside to help. However if you live in your own house you may have a few more options available to you. Take a moment today and review the information below on some ideas to help soundproof your home even more!

 

Nature

Trees
The first option that’s often over looked is Trees and Bushes! Trees not only provide shade on a summer’s day but also can also help reduce that noise by quite a bit. Other quick benefits include more privacy and beautifies your yard. While pine trees or massive oak trees will do the best it may not be the best available because they block the view of the front yard and street. They may also take over your yard in time! Pine trees can get quite massive in 5-10 years that it may even surprise you. If you don’t wish to do upkeep on these you may want to look at other options. However the upkeep may not be too much if you have only a few trees. At the same time bushes may not do as much since they are lower to the ground but they do still help absorb and stop some of the noise coming in. Remember that the more you have in the way between you and where the sound is coming from the less you’ll hear!

Don’t forget you need to follow rules on where you can and can’t plant trees and always call your local electric company before you dig! You don’t want a small project become a road hazard or cause yourself some injuries.

 

Fences

FenceAnother option you have is a fence and this can help out quite a bit if its built quite high. With a solid wooden fence between your house and the road you’re almost in a sense putting up another wall in your house between you and the noise. These can make such a considerable noise difference from all things around you from cars to noisy neighbors. There is of course a downfall to putting up a fence and that is cost. Depending on the size of your yard a fence can easily reach several thousand especially if you’re looking to build one that will last a really long time and looks beautiful. Never want to go cheap on a fence materials and installing it as you can regret it a year later when Winter has taken a hold of it. The other benefits though include more privacy and safety for the family. This with a combination of trees can really drown out the noise coming into the household and something everyone should look at. Just make sure its reasonable for you and call before you dig!

 

These are just two options to help further soundproof your house to keep the sound out and make it a more enjoyable place to live. Don’t forget to plan ahead and get multiple quotes on putting up a fence if you do decide to invest into one.

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