How to Store Your Winter Bedding for the Summer
Oof, it’s hot! With this week’s weather, we can now officially state that it’s summer. Chances are high that you sweated your way through the night, immediately wondering why you haven’t invested in air conditioning. As soon as the nights get as hot as they were the past few days, the first thing we do is get rid of our winter bedding, if you hadn’t already. Some of us love to snuggle up and enjoy the warmth and cosiness of a winter duvet, but it’s officially time to switch it up. But as we all know, winter bedding takes up a lot of space so find out here what is the best way to store your winter bedding for summer 2023.
Storing Winter Bedding
Our first tip when it comes to storing winter bedding is very easy. When you buy new bedding, it often comes in a reusable zip bag that can be used to store the season duvet you don’t need at that time. Get your summer bedding out of the zip bag to start using it and replace it with the winter bedding. You can keep the bag wherever you like; under your bed, in your wardrobe or in the attic. We recommend ensuring that the place you store your winter bedding is dry, clean and free of access from animals that could potentially damage your bedding.
Where To Store Bedding
A question we often get asked is “can you store bedding in the garage or loft?”. Our answer, unfortunately, isn’t as simple as a “yes” or “no”. If your garage is dry, clean and most importantly animal free, then it’s fine to store your bedding in there. However, never store your bedding out in the open, but always use a zipper bag or a storage bin as this will protect your winter bedding from any damage. The safest place to store your winter bedding during the summer would be under your bed, in your closet or anything else inside the house where you know everything is 100% leak free. As garages and attics can sometimes be slightly less well insulated, it might not be the best place to store fabrics.
Once you get your bedding out of storage, we always recommend giving it a wash before using it on your bed. After all, it has been in storage for over half a year, so it could definitely use a refresher. Luckily, most duvets at The Fine Bedding Company are home washable which makes this task super easy! Our Night Owl Duvet is coverless which means it doesn’t need a duvet cover and can be used on its own. As the coverless duvet is 100% home washable too, it makes for a practical and easy duvet to use.
Vacuum Pack Bedding
Finally, there’s one method you could use to store your bedding in a way that takes up the least amount of space. By vacuuming your bedding, you get rid of all the air inside the duvet which makes the bedding very compact to store. Vacuum-seal storage bags can be used for most bedding as they’ll spring right back to life when you’re ready to use them again once you’ve given them a good shake. However, do keep in mind that pillows or linens might come out of the vacuum bag with a lot of creases and wrinkles. Before vacuuming your bedding, look at the care instructions to see if your bedding can potentially be steamed to get rid of the creases. You know what they say, well begun is half done! Good preparation is key in this case.