Reduce reuse and recycle old bedding

Many of us are guilty of that cupboard, wardrobe or loft rammed full of old bedding that we simply just don’t use anymore. Maybe you have a surplus because you just don’t know what to do with it all and are holding on to it ‘just in case’ it might come in handy - sound familiar? Regardless of how this surplus may have come about we are sure you are wondering what to do with your old bedding. Want to get rid of it but don’t want it to end up in landfill? We have got you covered with plenty of creative ways to dispose of your bedding! 

Can Bedding Be Recycled?

Although duvets and pillows cannot be recycled there are plenty of ways to dispose of them without them ending up in landfill. If you’re on the lookout for a new set of long lasting bedding, our Night Owl collection could be the ideal choice for you. The coverless duvets are all machine washable and dry in as little as 2 hours, meaning you and your family can always be sure to have fresh, clean bedding free from stains and dirt. The Night Owl collection is also available in a Junior Set. As it can be washed all in one, with no need to strip the sheets, it is ideal following occasions of accidental bedwetting and inevitable dirt and stains, helping you prolong the lifespan of your bedding before it needs to be disposed of!

Donate to Charity 

Although your old bedding may be trash to you, it will most certainly be a treasure to someone else. As many recycling centres do not accept duvets, donating them to charity is a great way of giving them a second life. Depending on the condition of your old bedding, homeless charities will often welcome donations of unwanted duvets which can help keep homeless people warm and comfortable at night. However, if you think your old bedding isn’t quite fit for human use, many animal shelters will take donations of bedding to help kit out their kennels. Before donating your goods, remember it is always best to phone ahead to your chosen charity to make sure they are accepting donations! 

Repurpose Your Bedding

Why not get the kids involved and make something new with the old bedding? If you are feeling creative, have a go at repurposing your old bedding and try your hand at making some stuffed puppets or toys, or patch up their favourite teddy in need of repair? If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, try using old bedsheets to make bunting, aprons or a tote bag. Or maybe you’ve got a furry friend that would love a new bed? A folded up old duvet in a new case crafted from an old bed sheet would definitely be appreciated by any pet. This is a great way to reuse your bedding and prevent it from ending up in landfill.

Put to Use In the Garden

You may be wondering where we are going with this one but hear us out! If you are looking for what to do with old feather duvets, we’ve got you covered. Feathers are a rich source of nitrogen, meaning they are a great addition to your compost bins. Not only do feathers compost well, but they are better for the environment and provide nutrients to help organically fertilise your plants. Or if you are looking for a fun activity to do with the kids, why not try planting some strawberries or raspberries in the garden? When planting, place some feathers in the hole where you will place the plant and this will provide them with nitrogen, helping them grow quicker.

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October 04, 2021 — Sleep Expert