Don’t worry. We won’t tell a soul that you packed your comforters away last year without dry cleaning them.
We understand, people get busy. Plus, down comforters are bulky, too big for a washer, and such a hassle to clean. You’re not alone in putting it off. You may, however, want to rethink using that duvet, wool blanket, or quilt without cleaning it this fall.
How many times was that bedding used before you packed it away? Is there any possibility that it could stay clean after using it day after day and month after month? No way! While you sleep, bed covers collect sweat, oils, and dead skin, as well dust and floating allergens. If covers aren’t cleaned on a regular basis, you’re at a greater risk for congestion, allergic reaction, and skin problems.
That’s not healthy.
So, what’s a person to do? What can you throw in the washer?
First, take a look at the care label for manufacturer recommendations. If there isn’t a tag, some general guidelines include:
Handmade Quilt with Cotton Matting
Hand wash and line dry. If this doesn’t work for you, bring it to a dry cleaner.
New and Good Condition Down Comforter
Generally, it’s fine to clean your new down comforter in the washer (dry clean specialty casings, like silk). Drying can be done on a line or your dryer’s low/no heat setting. Throw in a few clean tennis balls to fluff it up. Beware that over cleaning strips the natural oils in down.
If your comforter is old and has seen better days, bring it in for professional cleaning.
Typically, wool doesn’t do well in the washer as it has a tendency to shrink and become misshapen. Check the care tag first, if it’s not labeled washable, bring it in for professional cleaning.
Specialty Fabrics and Embellishments
Professionally clean any covers that are made of silk, velvet, or specialty fabrics.
Still not sure if your comforter, duvet, quilt, or blanket should be professionally cleaned? The experts at Best Cleaners know the optimal way to clean all your bedding’s covers and pillows. We offer free delivery and pickup of all your clothing and household items – even those thick, unwieldy comforters.
Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered.