If you love your fluffy duvet cover, then you know that it is the softest, warmest blanket to snuggle under on cold winter nights, but did you know that if you take care of your duvet cover properly, it can last years and still feel like new? Take care of your cover, and it will keep your room warm in the winter and cool in the summer, just as nature intended. Keep reading to learn how to properly take care of your cover to ensure that it looks great and lasts for years.
Why you should take care of your duvet cover
Sometimes we go through a lot to make our home feel like our own. We search high and low for the perfect couch and rug, and what do we spend the most time with? The bedding. So why not make sure you’re taking good care of it? Here are a few easy tips on taking care of your fluffy duvet cover so you can enjoy its softness for years to come.
1) Take care of it when you first get it: When you purchase a new duvet cover, immediately follow these steps. It will help preserve the life of your beautiful bedding investment!
2) Make sure that all seams and zippers are closed securely: Nothing is worse than waking up in the morning with all your pillows inside or spilling out!
Tips on how to keep it clean in between washes
You should always air out your duvet after you remove0 it from the bed. Next, put a cloth on the floor and lay the cover flat on top of the fabric. Use mild soap and water for minor stains, then rinse with cold water. Put some liquid dishwashing detergent on the stain for large stains, then rub vigorously with a sponge or towel until the stain is gone. Finally, rinse cold water and hang up to dry in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
Ways to clean your duvet cover
- Remove the cover from the duvets and shake off any loose dirt or pet hair (don’t forget to vacuum).
- Add one capful of mild liquid detergent and a quarter cup of white vinegar in a tub full of cold water.
- Let the covers soak for about an hour, then rinse them off with cold water and dry them in the dryer for about 30 minutes on medium heat.
- For stubborn stains, try soaking the cover in two cups of warm water and one tablespoon of baking soda before rinsing. Call the cleaners for those tough stains that just won’t come out no matter what you do, and they will be happy to help!
What detergents are best for cleaning?
The most important thing is to use a detergent that will not leave any residue on the fabric. The best way to do this is using gentler liquid detergents, which are less likely to leave behind soap scum or other buildups. If you have an older soft duvet cover made from natural fibers like cotton, wool, or silk, you should use a detergent that does not contain enzymes. These enzymes can break down fibers and reduce the life span of these types of fabrics.