When you start washing the duvet, you must first remove the cover and assess the general condition of the product. If you doubt whether it is the right time to clean, the best indicator is the product’s colour – when the shade starts to turn slightly yellowish, washing is necessary. Before throwing the product into the drum of the washing machine, it is necessary to assess whether there are any holes in the product through which the filling can come out – if there are, they should be removed.

The amount of detergent should be adjusted to the degree of soiling. The smell is not without the significance of the selected liquid – some are conducive to falling asleep. Cleaning agents with the scent of lavender, eucalyptus or sandalwood will work perfectly in this role, provided they are not too intense and imposing. The next step is to set the temperature and program following the manufacturer’s recommendations. This is also the moment to fill the drum with tennis balls, the presence of which can work wonders. After the process is completed, empty the washing machine immediately and do not store the wet duvet inside for too long – such action can lead to significant deformations that deprive the product of its unique properties.

If you decide to tumble dry, remember to do it at the lowest possible temperature. What is essential, only synthetic fillings are adapted to such activities. The safest way, however, is to dry outside, with the washed 15 tog duvet hanging vertically. However, it should not be directly in the range of intense sunlight, which – especially in the case of natural quilts – can have a harmful effect and make the filling brittle. Shaking the duvet every 20 minutes is worth remembering, which will help the product dry perfectly and take the desired shape. If the filling becomes brittle, it is also worth remembering to shake the duvet every 20 minutes, which will help the product dry perfectly and take the desired shape. That the filling becomes brittle. Shaking the duvet every 20 minutes is worth remembering, which will help the product dry perfectly and take the desired shape.

How often to do this?

The question about the frequency of washing the duvet was one of the first ones that arose in the minds of people unaware of the need to wash this element. Several factors are involved, but the standard time between cleanings should be three to six months. In the lower limit, synthetic duvets and elements found in a baby cot are intended for allergy sufferers. Older children and adults who do not have special requirements may enjoy a slightly longer time interval. Regularly checking the condition of the quilt surface should be enough to ensure the next wash is on time. Due to their specific filling, natural products have washed a maximum of twice a year. It is also worth remembering about regular airing, which can take place, for example, on the occasion of each change of the pillowcase – such action, at least to some extent, will allow you to keep the bedroom textiles clean gradually.

You can do it wrong, or a few words about the undesirable effects of washing.

Probably everyone has had a situation where their favourite sweater has shrunk or stretched in the wash. Such situations are a great example that cleaning things in an automatic washing machine can have tragic consequences – unfortunately, duvets are also at risk. So what can happen if you don’t wash it in the right conditions? The product’s life can be significantly shortened – in fact, it can be thrown away right after taking it out of the washing machine if the filling coalesces into large, palpable clumps. It also often happens that the product loses its intended shape and becomes limp. For lovers of a pleasant, enveloping cover, we also have bad news – too high a washing temperature can lead to the loss of fluffiness and a reduction in thermal insulation properties.

Washing a duvet protector in a washing machine is a necessary, not highly complex, activity. However, as you can see, it can be done incorrectly and – if it happens – it will probably force you to buy a new model. The most important thing is to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and consider the above advice. However, if you are unsure how to wash your bedroom textiles, give them to a dry cleaner. In such a situation, you can be sure that the quilt given to them is in the best possible hands.