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.
Once a month you should refresh your pillows by placing them in an open window or hanging them from a clothes line.
Mattresses wear more evenly if they are turned on a regular basis.
Check the manufacturers instructions or turn it monthly.
A mattress cover may prevent your mattress from soiling.
Fluff your pillows daily.
Bed coverings should be cleaned before they become heavily soiled.
If your bed covering is large, a residential machine may not do a good cleaning job, and the job may be too much for your washing machine.
To protect the electric wiring, wash an electric blanket.
The solvents found in dry cleaning may harm the electric wiring.
Let the fresh air ventilate blankets by hanging them outside on a clothes line.
Vacuum to remove dust and lint.
Most comforters are machine washable. Check the manufacturer's washing instructions.
Hand wash or you may want to have these old and delicate items professionally cleaned.
Most down comforters that are in good shape can handle machine washing.
Most down comforters that are in good shape can handle a tumble in the dryer.
Do not excessively wet the mattress when you promptly remove the stain. Do not cover the mattress until it is totally dry.
Moth balls may damage the electrical wires.
Some wool blankets may be washable, check the manufacturer's instructions.
Stitching holds the filling in place. Care must be taken when cleaning old or delicate items.
To check for colorfastness, dip a small corner of the item into the detergent solution.