There is nothing more natural and indeed primal than watching a cat play. With the pouncing, pawing and general “attack” style of play, it’s a joy to watch. But I have started to notice more and more cats do something they would have done in the wild and that is hiding! But not behind leaves, or trees. No, they hide behind curtains…
Ten Cats Hiding Behind Curtains Who Will Creep You Right Out
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Curtain Cleaning Tips
10 – “The second they go to close the curtains….BANG! I will attack!”
Curtain Cleaning Tip: Curtains cleaned every two to four years will last and look good for many years. Swapping curtains over within pairs e.g. left to right and right to left will help to avoid some of the sun’s damage.
9 – “Don’t try to blend in with the environment, BECOME the environment!”
Curtain Cleaning Tip: Always regularly brush (at least once a week) and if possible vacuum the tops of all the curtains around the house.
8 – “Look human, I am well over 100ft long! WHAAHAHAHAHAH”
Curtain Cleaning Tip: Interlined and those curtains with blackout linings will cost considerably more to clean due to the special low-temperature processes required.
7 – “If you don’t change these curtains to something more modern human I will cut you!”
Curtain Cleaning Tip: Lining fabrics can rot due to Ultra Violet (UV) damage. This may not be noticeable until the curtains are taken down. UV damage is usually in the vertical folds exposed to the light as well as the edges, which weakens the fabric, possibly tearing in cleaning; The dry cleaner cannot be held responsible for this.
6 – “Sadly for you human, I am not the dark knight, I am far worse!”
Curtain Cleaning Tip: The sun’s Ultra Violet rays will bleach and weaken the edges of curtains as they hang, particularly in a south facing windows.
5 – “Remember this face well, because if you step closer it will be the last thing you know.”
Curtain Cleaning Tip: Dry cleaning is a wet process, therefore, the fabric of curtains and linings are put under considerable strain when being cleaned. It is vital that delicate cleaning cycles are used rather like wool washing.
4 – “I am the spirit of fur balls, and you have been feeding your cat low-quality kitty snacks!”
Curtain Cleaning Tip: It is a good idea to check that curtain weights, hem and side stitching, as well as lining stitching, are secure before being cleaned.
3 – “A little bit closer with that camera please….closer….clllooosssseeerr…BOOM!”
Curtain Cleaning Tip: Watermarks on curtains and lining can rarely be removed in dry cleaning especially if there is a strongly ringed edge to the stain.
2 – …soon.
Curtain Cleaning Tip: Most Curtains will shrink in dry cleaning by around 3%. It may not sound a lot, but it can work out that your 3-meter curtains are now 9cm off the floor. To guarantee no shrinkage, take them to a reputable specialist curtain cleaner who have the specialist stretching presses to return them to normal after the dry cleaning process.
1 – “You might see me now, but you have to sleep sometime!”
Curtain Cleaning Tip: Cleaning your curtains off-site (not in your home) in large dry cleaning machines is the best way to thoroughly remove the build-up of dust and grime. On-site processes normally just touch the surface.