You probably avoid washing your comforter, especially during the cold season. Although sheets protect your body, your duvet still picks up sweat and other dirt particles every night. If you are using a duvet cover to protect your comforter, you need to wash the cover regularly. However, that does not mean that you should completely ignore your quilt. It is best for you to clean your comforter once a month or at least before you store it for summer. If you put your duvet away while it’s dirty, moths are far more likely to eat it. Some people avoid cleaning their comforters because they are afraid of ruining them, but failing to clean them properly can also cause damage. Here are a few things you should to get the best results do when washing your comforter.
Check the labels. Before cleaning your comforter, you should check the tags for washing instructions. Stick to the guidelines on the labels or you will risk ruining your duvet. Some duvets have specific temperature settings that you need to adhere to when using a dryer or washer. It is best to check the tags when purchasing your comforters to be sure you will be in a position to take care of them.
Patch up holes. Check for any holes on the comforter before you start the cleaning process. If there are holes and you do not fix them, the stuffing inside the quilt will escape during the cleaning process, ruining the duvet and potentially damaging the machine. Therefore, you should ensure that you patch up all the holes where pieces of stuffing have been leaking.
Give the comforter space. Don’t try stuffing any other garment into the washer along with the comforter. You must give the duvet enough space for it to move around so soap and water can reach each part of the duvet. Without enough room to move properly, the comforter will remain dirty no matter how much soap you add. If you realize you are struggling to fit the comforter into the washer, you should stop because it won’t have enough space to move around. Consider taking your duvet to a laundromat where there is a variety of machine sizes that your comforter can easily fit into.
Be gentle. Select the soft settings on the washer before you start the whole process. The water level should be maximum, and the temperature should match the label’s instructions. Always remember that cold water will protect your duvet from fading if it is bright. Cold water also preserves fabrics and prevents them from shrinking but cannot eliminate dust mites. You can remove dust mites at high temperatures. However, washing your comforter at a temperature that is too high can make it shrink, dull its color, or damage it in other ways. It is best to trust the tag for the maximum temperature your duvet can handle.
Dry it properly. You can put your comforter in the dryer with dryer balls. Pay close attention to the time recommended and dryer settings. The label is most likely to call for a low temperature. To prevent mold from forming, you have to wash and dry your duvet correctly. Remove the comforter every 20 minutes to fluff the fabric for the filling to settle evenly, until the duvet is dry. Once it is dry, you can hang it on the clothesline for some time. The sun will impart a fresh smell to your comforter and help ensure it is completely dry.