June 03, 2019

It’s no surprise that when we properly care for our bedding products, they last longer and perform better. Daily cleaning of our down comforters, pillows, and feather beds ensure maximum loft and comfort. So, what are some of the best practices to follow? We are going to share some care secrets so you can ultimately enjoy your Warm Things experience to the fullest!

 

Down Blanket & Comforters

Thankfully caring for a down comforter and blanket is super simple. However, due to its size and filling properties, we recommend that you have it professionally laundered (not dry cleaned). The standard washing machines we have at home are just not efficient enough to get the job done right. However, if you have a full-sized washer, it’s possible to clean it at home on the delicate cycle with warm water and mild detergent. Once washed, tumble dry until completely dry (this may take a few cycles). It’s important to note that you should wash your comforter only every 1-2 years.

In order to keep your down blanket/comforter in good condition, shake and fluff it on a weekly basis as this helps maintains even distribution of the fill. Providing a good air flow will help the product retain its shape. To keep it protected, consider purchasing a cover. When using a cover, you’ll only need to wash the comforter every 3-5 years and clean the protector monthly.

 

Feather & Down Pillows

The best way to care for feather and down pillow products is to have them cleaned professionally. However, if you wash your bedding at home, using the delicate cycle with warm water and mild detergent will suffice. It is important to not use bleach or fabric softener as this can cause deterioration. Once you are finished cleaning, air or fluff dry with no heat for a few cycles to ensure the down fill is completely dry.

Washing your down and feather pillows every six months helps to keep them fluffy and refreshed. To preserve its usage, you can purchase a protective cover, which will help keep it clean and safe against allergens, dust, dirt, etc. To maintain even distribution of the natural fill, re-fluff or shake as needed.  

 

Feather Beds

Feather beds were originally used in the 14th century as a luxury item utilized by only the wealthiest of people. Their primary use was to make the traditional mattress more comfortable and it still plays the same purpose today.

When you first get a feather bed, it is important to fluff it up as it can become condensed during shipping. The more you flip, shake, and rotate, the better it will feel and last. Being that feather beds are too big for your average washing machine, keeping it clean is key. A cover can help avoid spills and stains. If for any reason you need to wash it, it should be spot cleaned by moving the feathers away from the area and wiping the fabric. If it becomes wet or damp, make sure to dry completely.

 

Best Care Practices

  • Due to the nature of the product, down and feather materials have a natural smell to them that can be strong when the product is first removed from its packaging. Please allow a few days for your bedding to air out and the scent will dissipate
  • Down and feather products are tightly packaged for shipping purposes so when you first unpack your product it may appear flat. Please remove the item from its packaging and shake to fully restore the loft, which may take a few days
  • Though it is possible to wash your own down product, we highly recommend that you have your product professionally cleaned by a service that specializes in down. Warranties are valid only if the product has been professionally cleaned

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