How to Clean Your Comforter

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In these cold winter months, there’s nothing better than snuggling up in your fluffy comforter when you go to bed at night. But when is the last time that you cleaned it? Considering the size of your duvet, it may seem impossible to wash, and you might be tempted to put it off until it has a noticeable stain or odor. However, cleaning your comforter relatively regularly can go a long way in prolonging its life and even be beneficial for your health by removing dust and other particles that build up over time. Here is our guide to washing a comforter.

How often should a comforter be washed?

While it’s a good idea to wash your sheets at least once a week, there’s no need to clean your comforter nearly as often. A good rule of thumb is to wash it every time the seasons change, so around two or three times every year. While you’re at it, you should clean your pillows about that often as well!

Can I put my comforter in the washing machine?

Most comforters can be put in a washing machine. Check the label — as long as there is no “dry clean only” warning, it should be fine to throw your comforter in the washing machine. However, many standard washing machines installed in homes are too small to safely wash a big, fluffy comforter. Unless you have a large capacity washing machine that has a special  cycle for bulky items, you’ll need to find a laundromat or take your comforter to a dry cleaner

Dry Cleaning Your Comforter

Even if your comforter can be machine washed, there are benefits to having it dry cleaned. Advanced systems used by dry cleaners can give your duvet a deep clean that will help prolong its life and preserve its best aspects, especially its fluffiness. Furthermore, sending your comforter to the dry cleaner can be far less hassle than taking it to a laundromat, where you’ll have to sit  until it’s clean. With services like Crest Concierge Home Delivery, you could have your comforter picked up and returned to your home at no additional charge! 

If your comforter needs a refresh, choose Crest Advanced Dry Cleaners for a hassle-free clean. Schedule pick up today!