A good comforter can be a considerable investment. Making yours last a long time and keeping it nice and fluffy means keeping it clean. All of which leads to these two questions – how often should you wash a comforter, and what’s the easiest way to do it?
How often should you wash a comforter?
A rule of thumb when it comes to washing your comforter is to wash it once a season. You don’t need to wash your comforter as often as your sheets because it is not directly touching your body. A tip for maintaining your comforter is to place it in a dryer for about an hour once a month to kill dust mites or dry out any moisture.
The Easy Way to Wash a Comforter.
- The first thing you’ll want to do is inspect your comforter for tears. Make sure you repair your comforter before washing.
- Next, you’ll want to treat any stains you see by hand using a stain remover.
- Check to make sure your washing machine is equipped to wash your comforter. You’ll need to use a high-capacity machine and dryer. Follow the care instructions for your specific comforter to determine water temperature. Typically, cool or warm is alright to use. If your machine is too small to do a good job, visit a local laundromat. Most have high-capacity machines.
- Also, remember to use only use a small amount of mild detergent.
- Once you’ve washed your comforter, check to make sure it’s thoroughly rinsed before taking it out and placing it in your dryer. Try running your washing machine a second time without any detergent to make sure the comforter is fully rinsed. This will ensure your comforter won’t lose its shape and flatten over time.
- You may want to place dryer balls or tennis balls on a low heat cycle before running the dryer. You may need to tumble dry without heat for a few cycles until it is fully dry.
Follow these easy steps, and your comforter will feel fresh and clean and stand the test of time.