Release the tiebacks on the draperies and draw them closed.
Plug in and turn on the vacuum cleaner.
Starting on one end at the top, gently brush the vacuum against and in between the pinch pleats in a scrubbing motion. Be sure to remove all dust. Use the step stool for hard-to-reach places.
Work your way from top to bottom, moving along one section at a time, moving the wand among the pleats and folds.
After vacuuming is complete and the machine is off, spot clean any soiled areas by gently rubbing the area with the damp cloth.
Gather the drapes and replace the tiebacks so that both sides hang evenly.
Things You Will Need
- Pinch-pleated drapes
- Vacuum cleaner with brush attachment
- Step stool
- Damp cloth
- If the draperies are getting sucked at the bottom by the vacuum, gently hold the area about halfway down with one hand as you vacuum with the other to prevent the drapes from pulling down.