How to Wash Duvet Covers and Shams
Everyone loves a fresh, clean bed – but how much do you know about the work that goes on behind the scenes? One of the biggest misconceptions people have is not understanding how to wash duvet covers and shams. Yeah, we know. They seem like they stay pretty clean, right? Wrong! Learning how to washand shams is Regular laundering is still important to keep and allergens low, remove sweat or odors, and otherwise ensure that your bed is fabulously fresh when you slip between the sheets.
For the freshest results, once a week. You can probably stretch that a little longer if you regularly use a . Also, keep in mind that the comforter inside your duvet, unless something spills on it, can be washed less frequently or as needed. So, let’s check in on how to wash a and pillow shams to keep them looking (and smelling!) their best.and pillow shams need to be washed at least
How to Wash Duvet Covers
Before we start, be sure always read theon your bedding before getting started. You‘ll want to make sure your are , if they need to be taken to the , or if the call for only. You’ll also want to note whether your should be washed in or hot water,
Then, remove your comforter from the duvet.usually have a zipper or a series of buttons or snaps that you need to unfasten to remove the cover for washing. Some also have interior ties that you’ll need to untie from the duvet to slip the cover off. Read the label to ensure popping your duvet into a is OK. If yes, move forward. If not, it’s best to follow recommendations for hand washing or .
Refasten the zipper, buttons or snaps before putting the cover in your machine to avoid unwanted tangling or snagging with other items. It’s totally fine to wash your cover with other items as long as there’s still room for your duvet to move around freely in the machine. Use asetting and, unless your cover is particularly delicate, wash on the normal setting with the normal .
Opt for a Charlie’s Soap All-Natural Laundry Liquid. You can also pre-treat any stains with Charlie’s Laundry Pre-Spray if your cover has any tough stains like chocolate, coffee, or blueberries from your last breakfast in bed.that’s safe for all fabric types, like
Can I Wash a Duvet with the Comforter?
We would not recommend washing awith the comforter inside of it. This will lead to more drying time, and more opportunities for your comforter and to rip or tear in your . However, you should also check the on your comforter before tossing it in the . Some and are , but many are . Always check the label before washing!
How Often Should I Wash a?
Recommendations for how often to wash a Martha Stewart and many other sources recommend once a week, while other sources take the use of a into consideration. With the use of a , you can extend washing your to once a month.vary.
How to Wash Pillow Shams
Pillow shams can follow the same steps as yourunless they’re beaded, embroidered, feature ornamental details, or are particularly delicate. In those cases, you’ll want to hand-wash instead of them to ensure they don’t get tangled, mangled, or shredded in the machine.
Hand-wash them in a large bowl or tub, usingand Charlie’s Soap or another . Swish them gently around in the water, rinse thoroughly, and then hang them up to dry.
How to Dry
Mostdo fine in the dryer on medium or , although you can always it if you’d prefer. Depending on the you own, you might find your are , stay damp through multiple dryer cycles, and end up smelling like . Using , or even can help up your throughout the and get your fabrics dryer, faster.
Hint: hanging your duvet on acan help to reduce wrinkles. Once dry, you can run an across any wrinkles or creases, turning it inside out beforehand for best results. If you’re unsure of whether you can your duvet, check the label.
Charlie’s Naturalfor Your and Shams
Now that you know how to washand pillow shams, you can keep your bed fabulously fresh on a regular basis. But don’t stop there, keep the rest of your laundry fabulously fresh as well by choosing Charlie’s Soap natural for all your bedding – including and , for all your laundry loads. Charlie’s Soap is one of the best possible detergents on the market for people with sensitive skin, or skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Unlike most detergents, Charlie’s Soap is designed to penetrate fabrics, remove dirt and grime, and wash them away in the .