How To Wash Duvet Cover

How To Wash Duvet Cover

Written by Nectarsleep editorial team

Last Updated on Sep 07, 2022

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    Imagine a small scenario. You are trying to fall asleep because you have tomorrow's big day at work. But your duvet cover is smelling so bad that you end up developing a foul mood rather than falling asleep! This is why it is important to know how to wash the duvet cover so that the crisp and fresh bedding makes you happy and keeps you comfortable after a tiring day.

    Now, before you get put off with the thought of spending your weekend washing your duvet cover, let us tell you. It is an easy task and will only take an hour of your time. So, how to wash the duvet cover? Simply read ahead to know all about it!

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    What is a Duvet Cover?

    If you are a new duvet owner and are slightly confused about what a duvet cover is, don’t be. We got you covered! A duvet comes in two parts. The first is the blanket part of the duvet, which is made of down, wool, or a synthetic alternative. Next is the outer part. It almost resembles a pillow case known as a duvet cover. 

    The duvet cover is imperative because it keeps the main part of the duvet neat and clean. And you can easily wash the duvet cover hassle-free. 

    How to Wash a Duvet Cover?

    Don’t worry. Washing a duvet cover is almost effortless, unlike washing a comforter. A duvet cover is usually made of cotton, polyester, or a cotton blend. So, it’s lightweight and gets dry very soon. So, let’s proceed to the steps on how to wash the duvet cover. 

    • First, gently remove the duvet cover. Now, you can also wash your duvet and must do it at least twice every year. But, washing the duvet cover once a week will help keep your duvet clean.

       

    • Before washing your duvet cover, treat any stains or spots. You can use a store-bought stain remover or a mix or baking soda solution. Just mix baking soda with water to form a paste-like substance. Apply it on the spot or stain and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then gently scrub it and the stain will come off.

       

    • Always use a mild detergent to wash the duvet cover and avoid fabric softeners.

       

    • You can wash the duvet cover on its own or with other sheets.

       

    • Use warm water to wash the covers and avoid hot water to prevent damaging the duvet cover.

       

    • Tumble dry the duvet cover on low heat and air dry it under the sun to kill any germs or bacteria that may still be lingering.

       

    • Once you have washed your duvet cover, let it fully dry before you put it back on.

    How Often Should You Wash a Duvet Cover

    Washing your duvet once a week is ideal if you sleep with pets or tend to sweat a lot. However, you can wash your duvet cover once every two weeks. So, make sure you regularly wash your duvet cover to keep your duvet clean and smelling fresh. 

    Can I Wash a Duvet With the Comforter?

    No, you must wash them separately as both a duvet and a comforter are bulky. So, wash it one at a time. And don’t wash your duvet with a duvet cover, you must wash them separately for optimal cleanliness. 

    Now, you know how to wash the duvet cover. Make sure you do it at least twice a week to prevent any foul smell or a dirty-looking duvet because clean bedding keeps you happy and ensures a deep sleep! 

    This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.
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