Tips for Laundering Winter Bedding

Tips for Laundering Winter Bedding

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to pack away the winter bedding in exchange for something a little lighter. It’s a good idea to launder your winter bedding before you pack it away. These tips will help you achieve clean, fresh bedding that’ll be good to go next fall.

• Wash duvets in a large capacity machine. (Our new line of top load washers are perfect for bulky items like comforters and pillows!) If you’re using a top load machine, let the drum fill halfway with water before adding the duvets.

• Throw a few tennis balls into the dryer with duvets and pillows. This will keep the down from clumping.

• Wash wool blankets in cold water and tumble dry on low. Throw a couple dry towels into the dryer with the blankets to help with the drying.

• Instead of using liquid fabric softener, which can be absorbed unevenly in duvets and pillows, use dryer sheets to freshen and prevent static.

• The sun is a natural whitener. If you have access to an outdoor clothesline, hang your bedding outside for the afternoon.

• While you’re freshening up the bed for the season, be sure to flip the mattress and wash your mattress pad.

• Make sure all bedding is completely dry before packing away for the season. Residual moisture can cause mold and odors to develop.

In the market for a new washer and dryer? Be sure to check out the full Kenmore Laundry selection.

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