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How to Wash a Duvet

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping under our duvets, so it’s important to keep them fresh, clean and comfortable.

Most of us will change our duvet covers on a regular basis, but it’s important to not forget about washing the duvet itself. These don’t need to be cleaned quite as often; every 6 months should be enough.

The labels on many duvets suggest getting them cleaned professionally, however you can also do it yourself. Here are some helpful tips to help you freshen up your duvet!

1: Read the care labels carefully. The wash requirements will vary depending on the filling of your duvet.
2: Use a mild detergent. Unless your duvet is badly stained, it is recommended that you use a mild detergent. If your duvet has noticeable stains, using a detergent with built-in stain remover shouldn’t do any damage to your duvet, but check the care label first
3:Drying your duvet. When it comes to drying your duvet; the quicker, the better. Leaving your duvet to line dry takes a long time and could result in your duvet growing mildew and mould, or smelling a little musty. Using a dryer is the best option, at Big Wash we have dryers with an 18kg drum that will easily accommodate your duvet.