How to clean upholstery and curtains?

#1
Hi,
VERY sadly almost done with our 12 month all-around-Oz trip and I can tell by looking at our upholstery and curtains that our kids were out in the bush and back in the van again. Lots of stains, fingerprints, footprints and signs of enjoyment. See attached pics.

UPHOLSTERY
How would you tackle cleaning the upholstery?
Any cleanser you would recommend? Any you wouldn't?

CURTAINS
If I wash those plastic grey-beige curtains in the washing machine, will they end up completely wrinkled and washed out?
Will they fold nicely again?

What are your recommendations anyway to make your van look nice and tidy and ready to be sold again?
THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Drover

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#2
The curtains can be done in a washing machine on gentle but depending on age amount of sun damage they may come out a bit worse for wear.......The seats sometimes a damp cloth with warm soapy water will bring them up or a shop bought cleaner for fabric lounge chairs etc, never allow to get soaking wet though, try the cloth first as they may have been scotch guarded and that makes cleaning them easier, best to clean as you go so it doesn't get ingrained into the fabric.
 

PeterV

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#4
We had some grease on our curtains which dry cleaning removed. Regarding the seat upholstery, from memory you should be able to remove the seat fill and then have that the seat covers dry cleaned as well.