Take the curtains off the curtain rods.
Place the curtains in the washing machine. Place in a few towels that need to be washed as well. The towels will help clean the curtains during the wash cycle. Set the washer on the hot water setting. Hot water will remove most mold but, if the curtains are very moldy, throw in a little bleach.
Hang the curtains outside to dry. Remove the curtains from the washer and inspect them for traces of mold after the wash cycle is completed. If there are still traces of mold, place the curtains back in the washing machine and wash them one more time. Once the cycle is completed, hang the curtains outside on a clothes line. Heat and sunlight are also effective in killing mold. Let them dry thoroughly before hanging them back up inside the house.
Rehang the curtains. Check them periodically for signs of mold. If you notice mold starting to come back, spray the area with plain white vinegar. White vinegar is the easiest and most effective way to control mold. It is completely natural and won't harm your pets.
Things You Will Need
- Washing machine
- Spray bottle
- White vinegar
- If mold tends to be a persistent problem, consider placing a dehumidifier in the room to remove the moisture.