How To Wash A Down Comforter

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Sure, down comforters make you feel like you’re sleeping in the clouds. But they can be a huge hassle to clean. Wrestling them from your duvet cover, hauling them to the dry cleaners, tying to pesky ribbons to each corner — it’s not a job for the faint of heart. Here are a couple of tips to make the chore a little easier.

Washing Down Comforters at Home

To wash your down comforter at home, you need a mild detergent (preferably a hypoallergenic one like Charlie’s Soap), wool dryer balls, and a washing machine capable of handling an extra large load. A few home washing machines have heavy front-loading options, but your best bet is to try your local laundromat

  • Load your comforter into the machine. It’s best to wash down comforters by themselves.
  • Add a small amount of detergent. Be careful with this step — too much detergent can wear strip the feathers of their fluffy down.
  • Set the wash to a delicate cycle with two rinses.
  • Dry the comforter on a low tumble setting. While this may take up to an hour or two, a low dry cycle ensures the feathers are completely dry. When dealing with natural components, you need to make absolutely sure of this to prevent mold and decay.
  • During the drying process, remove the comforter from the dryer a couple of time to give it a good fluff…and to help yourself pass the time.
  • Once dry, allow the comforter to air dry for a few more hours before putting back into the duvet cover.
  • Pour yourself a drink…you deserve it.

If you don’t feel like spending your day at the laundromat, we’ve got another solution.

Washing Down Comforters with 2ULaundry

  • Text or call (704) 766–8730 to schedule your 2ULaundry pickup.
  • Place (or cram) your duvet into the 2ULaundry blue bag.
  • We’ll pick the duvet up and deliver it back to you within one business day!
  • Pour yourself a drink…you deserve it anyway.