How Often Should You Wash Your Comforter?

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 tend to clean their bed sheets regularly, it is most often the comforter that is neglected. Even with a protective duvet cover or bed sheet, our comforters can quickly accumulate dirt, sweat, bacteria, and dust mites. 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, be sure to read the care tag on your comforter and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to clean your comforter. If the comforter is washable and you decide to clean the comforter yourself, you’ll need to find a washer large enough to properly clean your comforter. Typically for queen-size and larger comforters, you’ll need to find a machine that is larger than a home-style washing machine. If you’re having to stuff your comforter into your washer, the washer is too small and the comforter will not come out completely cleaned. Large-capacity washers and dryers can be found 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.