It’s nearly the Easter holidays – the time when many of us decide to Spring clean our homes – but eight out of 10 people* admit they can’t remember the last time they washed their duvet or pillows, despite the fact we sell thousands of washable duvets every year.
So if it’s not time to ditch the duvet all together – at least give it a wash.
Follow our guide to fresh bedding.
#1 Home Washable Duvets
We recommend you wash washable duvets every few months.
All of our synthetic duvets are washable at 60C and we clearly indicate which products can be washed at home on our packaging to make it easy for people to make this choice.
Natural feather and down duvets need to be cleaned at a professional dry cleaners, and we advise you refer to the care label to be on the safe side. Johnson The Cleaners offers a specialist cleaning service from £26.50 for a king size duvet but it can take up to 2 weeks.
#2 Pillow Talk
We advise that pillows are washed more frequently than duvets. As with duvets, most pillows that are filled with synthetic fibres can be machine washed at 40 or 60 degrees. Always check the care label on natural pillows, as they often require professional cleaning.
Protecting pillows with a cover will make a huge difference and shield them from daily use. Our Complete Care Pillow Protector for £9.00 offers a waterproof and dust mite barrier.
#3 Mattress Protectors and Toppers
Mattress protectors are a great option that offers total peace of mind against spillages and stains whilst keeping your bed looking and feeling fresh night after night.
Mattress Toppers can make a huge difference to the quality of your sleep and they can also revive old, worn mattresses without the expense of buying a new mattress. Toppers can also gently support the contours of your body to ensure a great night’s sleep.
#4 Banish Duvet And Pillow Stains Quickly
Coffee spillages and things like nose bleeds can happen in bed. Make sure stains are dealt with as soon as they occur by spot cleaning. Dab the stain with cold water (hot will set the stain) and add a mild detergent or a specialist stain removal product for more stubborn stains.
#5 Fresh Up Bedding Between Washes
A really simple way to freshen up bedding is to air it outside for a couple of hours on a sunny and breezy day. Shaking your duvet every day to air it will help to keep it looking plump and fresh.
How often do you wash your bedding? Is your bedding due a spring clean? What are your tips when it comes to cleaning bedding. Share your thoughts we love to hear from you.
* In a survey conduced by The Fine Bedding Company, February 2014 using online research methodology
First published on 10 / 04 / 2014