We all know that soft, fluffy comforters are very important when it comes to having a good night’s rest. However, comforters can collect dirt and germs easily. Thus, we need to learn how to wash bed comforters correctly. You can’t just put it in the washing machine and hope for the best as this can damage the comforter or even totally destroy it. Here is a simple guide to help you do it correctly:
1.Read the instructions. This can be found on the tag of the comforter which will also help you determine the materials it is made of. Some comforters specify to hand wash while some state that it is okay to machine wash. When you purchase a new comforter, it is very important to familiarize with its washing instructions or even take note of it. Never deviate from the instructions unless you want to damage or destroy your comforter.
2. If you have a goose down comforter and the instructions specify to machine wash, the best option is to take it to the Laundromat. This is because you will need a large washing machine and dryer to wash the comforter effectively and dry it completely. Of course, if you have a large washer and dryer at home then you can do it at home. Remember to use cool water and gentle spin settings unless otherwise specified in the comforter’s washing instructions. This will minimize damage to the comforter.
3. Use a gentle detergent. Again, check the washing instructions of the comforter. If there is nothing about the detergent that you should use, always use a gentle detergent in order to avoid damaging the comforter. Remember to avoid detergents that contain bleach as this can cause damage to the outer fabric and filling of the comforter.
4. If the instructions specify to hand wash only then you have no choice but to do it. If you don’t have a large laundry room, you can use a clean bathtub to wash the comforter. You can wash it more thoroughly by stomping on it for several minutes just as if you’re stomping on grapes to make wine. Also, remember to rinse it thoroughly in order to prevent having detergent residue which can cause skin irritation.
5. Refer again to the comforter’s washing and drying instructions for the proper way to dry the comforter. Most instructions specify to use low heat settings in order to avoid damaging the comforter. Take note that drying on a rope line can result to the comforter fabric not rebounding. It is best to use a large dryer to make sure that the fabric will rebound.
6. In order to avoid having to wash your comforter regularly, it is best to use a comforter cover which is a lot easier to wash. This will ensure that your comforter will remain in tip-top shape for several years. Just remember to purchase a size that fits your comforter in order to avoid problems.