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Monday, May 5, 2014

Having a clean bed to rest in, helps a person relax and enjoy a good nights sleep. It is simple to wash and dry sheets. Washing comforters and bedspreads can be simple as well if done the proper way. But what is the best way to wash comforter sets and bedspreads?

Keeping comforter sets looking beautiful
The first thing you should do is to check the label on your comforter for wash instructions. If you have a large, front-load washing machine you can wash the comforter at home. If not, it is best to take it to a laundromat. Put the comforter in the machine with no water. Wash in cold water to avoid fading. If you have a down comforter it is best to use organic cleaners.

Dry the comforter on permanent press. If you have a white comforter you can dry it on a clothesline for that fresh scent. Sunlight can fade colored comforters so it is best not to dry those outside. Take your comforter out, adjust it and dry a second time to ensure that it is completely dry. Comforters tend to retain a musty smell quickly if left wet too long. Another good idea is to add a tennis ball or laundry ball to the dryer. This helps prevent clumping in corners.

The best care for your bedspread
As with comforters, if you do not have a large or front-load washer take your bedspread to the laundromat. Use a gentle cycle and cold water. If you want to save money you can wash the bedspread in your bathtub. Simply fill the tub with cold water. Pour in your detergent and move the bedspread about in the water for about 15 minutes. Rinse it with a tub of fresh, clean water.

Clean and fresh bed linens are relaxing and inviting. You can keep them looking beautiful for years by taking proper care of them. This will also save your wallet a good bit of money,making YOU a happier person. 

by: Palmetto Linen