How To Clean a Duvet Cover

A duvet cover is essential to any bedspread and a practical, stylish, and functional must-have designed to protect your comforter from dirt, grime, and environmental stressors. If you aren't using a duvet cover, your comfort may get dirty, torn, or worn down quicker than usual. 

While a duvet cover is more of a want than a need, keeping your comforter in the best condition is essential. However, you may be wondering how to clean a duvet cover.

We're here to walk you through how to wash your duvet cover, so you can keep your comforter and duvet cover clean. 

Here's everything you need to know about duvet cover cleaning:

How To Clean a Duvet Cover: Step by Step

1. Pre-treat your Duvet Stains

Before you throw your duvet cover in the wash, treat any stains or marks; this will ensure you only have to run your duvet cover through the wash once and ensure the stains come out in the wash. 

When treating your duvet cover for stains, it's a great time to look for any rips, tears, or problems with your duvet cover.

2. Add a Tennis Ball To Wash

Once you've applied your stain treatment, it's time to throw your duvet cover into the wash. Adding a tennis ball is a great hack to ensure your duvet cover is washed and clean when you take it out, eliminating any residue, body oil, dirt, and build-up hiding on your duvet cover.

3. Run a Gentle, Warm Water Cycle

Unless the care instructions say differently, you should wash your duvet cover on a gentle, warm water cycle. 

Pro Tip: Don't try to force your duvet cover into your washer. Consider bringing it to a laundromat if it's too big and doesn't fit into your washer. 

4. Check For Soap Residue

After the wash cycle finishes, ensure there's no residual soap before transferring your duvet cover to the dryer. Duvet covers can be sizable and occasionally cumbersome, making them prone to trapping soap, which can damage the duvet cover. Taking a moment to inspect and ensure the absence of residual soap will help safeguard the quality and condition of your duvet cover.

5. Dry and Fluff

After washing your duvet cover, it's time to transfer it to the dryer. Ensure you select a low heat setting for drying.

Once the drying cycle concludes, removing the duvet cover from the dryer and giving it a re-fluff is advisable. Some of the fluff may have shifted during the drying process, so manually fluffing the duvet cover will help restore its desired appearance.

Remember that drying a duvet cover can take several hours, depending on size. It is vital to check on your duvet cover while it is drying periodically, and removing it from the dryer too soon may result in an unpleasant mildew smell that could affect your bedding.

6. Finish Washing The Rest of Your Bedding

Once your duvet cover is clean and dry, it's time to wash the rest of your bedding. Throw your sheets, pillow covers, and blankets into the washer. When everything is fresh, clean, and dry, re-make your bed! 

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