Although you may find your duvet clean, you will need to wash it at least every year to keep it dust and dust mites free. Dust mites can disturb your sleep by making you sneezing and coughing. Moreover, they can have an impact on your health by causing asthma, eczema or other allergy reactions.
Regardless of how often you clean your home, having dust and dirt on your duvet is inevitable and therefore a general care of your duvet is required. Some duvets are synthetically filled, others are filled with feathers, but they all have to be washed and disinfected. Before washing them you need to ensure they are suitable for washing in a washing machine or they require dry cleaning. Some duvets are too big to be washed in a domestic washing machine and they might be taken to a laundry, but if your one will fit into your washing machine read further on how to wash it.
Washing the Duvet at Home
- Depending on the washing instructions on the label of your duvet, set the washing machine at the most suitable cycle to avoid damaging the duvet.
- Choosing the most suitable laundry detergent is also important as for some types of duvets it is required you use a washing detergent for delicate fabrics.
- Dry your duvet hanged outdoors to prevent the filling to cluster and destroy the comfort of your duvet.
General Duvet Maintenance Tips
- Wash your bed linen once a week to reduce the amount of dust and keep your bed smelling fresh and clean.
- Wash the duvet at least once every year – this will significantly reduce the amount of dust mites in the duvet.
- Treat stains with a laundry solution as soon as they appear preferably by hand as you may see whether the stain has been removed or it requires further attention.
Vacuuming and dusting your bedroom once a week is recommended as it will reduce the amount of dust and dust mites in your bedding, but washing the duvet is essential for your complete hygiene and comfort while you sleep.