What to do before you pack away your winter bedding
May 14, 20141 min read
One of our guilty pleasures is snuggling under our down duvet at the end of a long day. Although some are made with synthetic, man-made fillers, we’ve splurged and have a down filled duvet.
Usually by this time each year, we’re packing away our down duvet for the season. I say ‘usually’ because this has been an exceptionally long winter, so we haven’t been so quick to relinquish it. However by spring, it’s due for a good cleaning and ‘fluff.’
Didn’t think you could wash your own duvet? You can! Depending on the size, you can either wash your duvet in your own washer, or at a laundromat in an over-size washer. After washing however, you’ll notice that when down is wet, it goes flat. To dry and fluff up the down, add several LooHoos to the dryer; you’ll definitely notice that it helps to speed up the drying time by allowing better air circulation around your duvet and fluffing the down to its original softness.
In the past, to achieve the same results, some have put tennis balls and even tennis shoes (even more rubber) in the dryer with their comforters and duvets but we have to tell you that heating these things up can give off gas and toxic chemicals.