How To Wash Your Down Pillow or Duvet

How To Wash Your Down Pillow or Duvet

At BOKSER HOME we want you to love your bedding for as long as possible!  That's why we recommend a few simple steps for washing your down pillows and down duvet to ensure they remain in like-new condition for years Here’s our step-by-step guide to make sure you get the most out of your bedding:

 

What You Need:

Mild liquid detergent

Washing machine (preferably front-loading)

Dryer with wool dryer balls or clean tennis balls (optional)

 

Steps:

 

1. Pre-Treatment: If there are any stains, pre-treat them with a small amount of detergent and gently rub with a soft cloth or sponge.

2. Machine Wash:

Use a large-capacity front-loading washing machine if possible, as top-loading machines with agitators can be too rough.

Wash two pillows or one duvet at a time to keep the machine from being too full.

Use a small amount of mild liquid detergent. Avoid using too much detergent as it can be hard to rinse out and may leave residue.

Set the machine to a gentle cycle with cool water.

3. Drying:

Place the pillows or duvet in a dryer with wool dryer balls or clean tennis balls to help fluff the down and prevent clumping. (optional)

Use a low heat setting. High heat can damage the down and fabric.

It can take a couple cycles to completely dry firm-filled pillows and duvets. Periodically check for dryness by hand. 

4. Final Check: Ensure the items are completely dry before using them again. Any remaining moisture can lead to mildew or mold.

 

Tips:

 

Air Out: After washing and drying, let them air out for a day or two to ensure they are completely dry and to help remove any remaining moisture. 

 Sun Dry: To help fluff your duvet to be as lofty as it can be, set in a sunny part of your room, this will help it dry out and fluff up nicely.

 

How often should I wash my down or feather down pillows and duvets?

  • We recommend pillows and duvets that see nightly use be washed every 3-6 months.

 

Following these steps will help keep your down pillows and duvets clean and fluffy without damaging the down feathers inside. For any additional questions, feel reach out to us and we can help!

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