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How Often To Wash Your Comforter

Did you know that we spend over 2904 hours in bed EVERY year? The real question is, when was the last time you cleaned your comforter? While most households are good with washing their bed sheets regularly, the comforter is often neglected. This can be an issue because our comforters can quickly accumulate dirt, sweat, bacteria, and dust mites, even with a protective duvet cover or bed sheet. That is why we recommend cleaning your comforters, duvets, and bulky blankets at least two times a year. More frequent cleaning is recommended if:

  • You do not use a flat sheet or duvet cover to limit contact with your comforter
  • You have allergies or are sensitive to other irritants
  • There is a spill or accident on your comforter
  • If you allow pets on the bed

Tips for Cleaning Comforters

As with cleaning any household item, read the care tag on your comforter and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to clean your comforter. If the comforter is washable, find a washer large enough to clean your comforter properly. Typically for queen-size and larger comforters, you’ll need to find a machine larger than a home-style washing machine. If you have to stuff your comforter into your washer, the washer is too small, and the comforter will only come out partially cleaned. You can find large-capacity washers and dryers in Laundromats and dry cleaners.
If you want to avoid all the hassle, the safest and easiest way to get your comforter as good as new is to have it dry-cleaned by a professional. Magic Cleaners is a full-service dry cleaning company that uses an environmentally-friendly cleaning solution to safely and effectively clean comforters and linens. Magic Cleaners offers free pickup & delivery for comforters, laundry, and dry cleaning throughout most of Calgary.