Cleaning a duvet cover is not an easy task. However, as it is a real nest of bacteria, it must be done regularly! Indeed, our bed is unfortunately full of dust, perspiration or other body residues. Really sorry if you weren't aware, but spending seven to eight hours a day in our bed has some downsides. Indeed, we repeat it to you, during our sleep, we perspire, our dead skin falls and our body odors are impregnated in the cloths. And as a result, it is to avoid bad odors and the proliferation of bacteria that we regularly change our sheets or our pillowcases. Problem in this table, we sometimes forget the essential element of our bedding: the duvet and its cover. How to clean a duvet cover? It is important to wash it at least four times a month and even once a month if you are allergic to dust mites. As the cover can be damaged if it is washed in the washing machine, we are going to offer you some tips for cleaning it without putting it in the washing machine. What do you say?
We know that to sleep well, the duvet, pillow, pillowcases, fitted sheets and even your mattress must be cleaned often. Indeed, unpleasant odors can become embedded in your bed, accompanied by some not really pleasant bacteria. In addition, time having its effect, textiles are dangerously damaged by over-running the washing machine. Here, we will give you our tips for cleaning duvet covers at home without abusing your washing machine.
The duvet cover can be machine washed, taking care to first read the cleaning instructions on the label. Be careful, if its material is very fragile, remember to wash it by hand beforehand. For cotton or polyester, prefer a high temperature wash, between 50 and 70 degrees. Some even push the temperature to 90°C for white cotton. Of course, you must also pay attention to the dimensions of your protection. Normally, the following dimensions: 140×200 and 200×200 fit in most washing machines. If your cover is larger, then all you have to do is have it cleaned at a dry cleaners.
If your duvet cover is colored, be careful, forget all the advice we have just given you. Indeed, you do not clean a colored duvet cover like you wash an all-white cover. More delicate colored linens cannot withstand high temperatures. color with white, they don't mix. As for drying, avoid the dryer, the sworn enemy of color, and opt instead for natural drying in the open air.
For a perfect cleaning of your duvet cover, here are some tips that should allow you to preserve your beautiful birthday gift or who knows, wedding. Ideally, before getting down to business, you can start by vacuuming it up and shaking it. Then ventilate it for a good half day outside. We can now tell you about the cleaning: first, put your cover in a basin with detergent and let it all sit quietly for two days. Then, rinse with warm water and then wring it out to remove excess water. Finally, all you have to do is spread it on your terrace or in the garden. When your cover is completely dry, the perfectionists (be careful, a little tricky exercise) will iron it gently, taking care not to damage it.
There are natural ingredients that can remove stains from your duvet cover. First, shake it, preferably outdoors. Then rub the stains with a little detergent mixed with water. Then, you are spoiled for choice between white vinegar which is no longer to be presented and a homemade paste made from baking soda and water. We leave the choice to you! First, we will focus on the bicarbonate-water solution which gives satisfactory results:
Another variant, a bit lazier and a little less green it must be admitted, you can simply add half a cup of baking soda to your laundry load. Next ? Launch your machine!
Now let's move on to white vinegar: you can use vinegar as a pre-wash, before putting your cover in the washing machine. Follow these tips:
As you will have understood, ecological cleaning is increasingly popular for cleaning laundry and more generally the home. We're counting on you to do it too!
Have you bought a new cover for your duvet and want to use it as soon as possible? By washing your bed sheets thoroughly in the washing machine, you'll enjoy your new duvet cover for longer. For a first wash, be aware that white bedding is generally washed at 60 degrees, while colored bedding is recommended to be washed at 40 degrees. Preferably choose the washing program for delicate laundry (linen or silk for example) and do not use the quick dry rinse. It's risky. Another recommendation: never let your cover soak the first time, as the dyes will spread quickly in the water and it will be a disaster with a patchwork of misplaced colours. Our little tip because we like you: as with some other delicate garments, wash your cover inside out so that it keeps its color longer and to preserve the quality of your fabric.
Well, let's be honest with you, you can wash your duvet cover regularly, but like other clothes, there comes a time when you have to do it, the signs of wear and tear are there. its time and we must say goodbye to it, without tears and without regret. Specialists advise changing it every 5 years. Indeed, the quality of your sleep depends on your bed linen, do not waste time and change your cover if it has lost volume and the stains have more and more difficulty in disappearing. Last of our tips for extending the life of your duvet: ventilate your bedroom daily and take your bed linen outside for a few minutes, because air and light play a vital role in the regular elimination of dust. and mites.