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July 20, 2020 3 min read

How to Wash a Comforter?

Cleaning is an important part of life and we all know that. We all know how often we should clean our sheets but what about the comforters? Every time we think of a comforter, we imagine soft, full of warmth, cozy wrap to curl into in chilling winters. However, these comforters can be home to mites and lots and lots of dust that increases the chances of skin infections and allergies. Here we will tell you how to wash a comforter in the easiest way possible.

How often should you clean your comforter?

Comforters need to be washed as often as sheets but we should clean them every 4 to 6 months. If you are allergic to dust you should keep them clean.

Check your label

Before washing a comforter take a look at the label. If it says 'dry wash clean ' then you should leave the job to the professionals. If it is machine washable then you can do that job at home. Take care of other instructions that ask you to either use cold or hot water with mild detergent.

Clean all stains and check holes

Check your comforter from all sides for tears to avoid fillings to drop out. Stitch any tears or holes if found. Check for stains and clean them with a 50:50 solution of baking soda and vinegar. Remove filling from the area before applying the paste for easy cleaning. Apply your paste on the stain for five minutes. Clean it with a brush and a little water. For a white comforter, mild bleach can be used. Bleach should not be used for colored comforters as it can alter the color of the comforter.

Select the right washing machine

Fold your comforter and fit it inside your washing machine with a little space for susceptible cleaning. If your comforter doesnot fit in, then use a larger front load washing machine from your nearest laundromat.

Clean your comforter

Mentioned below are some tips about how can you wash a comforter:

● Put your settings for washing at light or delicate

● Water temperature should be selected according to the instructions on the comforter

● To kill mites the temperature of the water should be kept hot.

● If instruction allows only cold water then the heat should be used while drying.

● Always use mild detergents for cleaning the comforter.

● Always keep a tennis ball at the center of your comforter roll. That will help in the easy distribution of filling.

Drying your comforter

While drying your comforter you should again use tennis balls (2 or 4 as per the size of comforter) to ensure even distribution of fillings in your comforter.

● Keep air temperature high to ensure easy drying and killing of mites.

● Read instructions if heat is not allowed you should prefer drying it in the sun.

● If the weather is sunny then you can dry your comforter outside.

Drying your comforter can take up to 3 to 4 hours or less

Fluff your comforter by adjusting fillings again at their place. Fluff your filling by pricking lumps from outside. Now your comforter is ready to be used again and free of dust and mites.

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