After having invested in window coverings for your home, taking care and maintaining the product to prolong the life is essential. For different window covering products, there are different methods of maintenance
Vinyl vertical blinds can be wiped with wet cloth. Wooden blinds can be dusted with a duster. Faux wood blinds can be dusted or wiped with a wet cloth. The idea is to periodically dust and wipe the blinds so dirt does not collect on them.
Honeycomb and cell shades have very small pockets and it can be difficult to blow the dirt out once it gets in. The best thing to do is not to let the dirt get in there in the first place. To prevent this, raise the shades up when you open the windows. Every month vacuum around the windows where dust collects. The same method applies to silhouette shades.
Roller shade and solar shades: Periodically dusting and wiping will do the job.
All custom draperies must be dry cleaned when required. Keep your drapes dusted and vacuum any dirt around the place where drapes are installed to keep the dust and dirt from getting into the drapes. The idea is not to take your drapes to cleaners if you do not have to. Do it once in 8-10 years. The less you dry clean the longer your drapes last. Most drapes will get worn out after the third dry cleaning. Most of the sheer drapes can be either hand washed at home or dry cleaned.