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The Ultimate Cleaning Your Bedding Quiz
by Staff
Sleep like royalty in a fresh bed. Occasional cleaning of your bedding is necessary, but may not be easy. Use the manufacturer's instructions to guide you. Take this quiz to learn some useful tips on how to clean bedding.

How often should you refresh your bed pillows?

  • weekly
  • monthly
  • yearly

Why may you want to flip your mattress?

  • for even wear
  • to prevent bedbugs
  • both answers

How often may you want to flip your mattress?

  • per manufacturers instructions
  • monthly
  • both answers

Why should you use a mattress cover?

  • prevent soiling of the mattress
  • maintain the warranty
  • prevent wear and tear of mattress coils

What is the suggested daily maintenance of bed pillows?

  • fluff your pillows
  • wash your pillows
  • replace your pillows

When should you wash your bed covering?

  • before heavily soiled
  • weekly
  • monthly

Why may you want to use an oversized commercial washer to clean your bed covering?

  • for better cleaning
  • too big for a residential machine
  • both answers

How should you clean an electric blanket?

  • wash
  • dry clean
  • both answers

Why should you avoid dry cleaning an electric blanket?

  • damage to wiring
  • too expensive
  • too much effort

How can you freshen blankets?

  • ventilate on an outdoor clothes line
  • vacuum
  • steam

How can you remove dust and lint from blankets?

  • vacuum
  • broom
  • not necessary

How should you care for most comforters?

  • machine washable
  • hand wash only
  • dry clean only

How should you clean old and delicate quilts?

  • professionally cleaned
  • hand wash
  • both answers

How should you wash down comforters?

  • machine wash
  • dry clean only
  • neither answer

How should you dry down comforters?

  • machine dry
  • dry clean only
  • neither answer

How should you clean a stain on a mattress?

  • do not excessively wet
  • do not cover until dry
  • both answers

When storing electric blankets during the summer months, why should you skip the moth balls?

  • damage wires
  • bad smell
  • not necessary

How should you clean wool blankets?

  • check manufacturer's instructions
  • some may be washable
  • both answers

How is the filling in comforters and quilts held in place?

  • stitching
  • stapes
  • glue

How can you check for colorfastness?

  • dip a small corner into detergent
  • brush detergent on the fabric
  • not necessary to check