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DOWN COMFORTERS – FRESH, FLUFFY, FANTASTIC!

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There’s nothing like snuggling up on a cold winter’s night under a heavy down comforter.  They are a wonderful addition to your bed this time of year, but as with any type of bedding, they must be cleaned.  Down comforters do require a little TLC.  Below are a few tips to help you keep that down comforter clean, fluffy and ready for the next winter season.

 

  1. Place your comforter in a cover to keep it clean
  2. Shake the comforter out weekly to keep the down fresh and fluffy
  3. Air it out monthly to keep it smelling fresh.  Hang it over a clothes line, or lay in the grass on a sunny day.
  4. Down comforters can be machine washed.  However, you should take it to a dry cleaner to do so if you do not have an oversized washer at home.
  5. If you wash the comforter yourself, gently squeeze out any excess water before placing in the dryer.
  6. Dry on low heat.  In order to keep the down from clumping, place a couple of tennis balls in the dryer…this will keep the down moving, prevent clumping, and help the comforter dry quicker.
  7. At the end of the winter, place a cover over the comforter and store in a dry, well ventilated closet to prevent mildew.

 

 

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Written by koalatycleaners

January 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

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