Wash a Weighted Blanket: Top Tips for Clean Comfort
Every blanket needs cleaning to keep it looking, feeling, and smelling fresh. Your weighted blanket does too. It may even need laundering sooner if you use it on your bed, couch, and everywhere.
The thought of throwing a heavy weighted blanket straight into your washing machine could make you wonder if it’s safe, however. Different heavy blankets and duvet covers do need different washing techniques, but you can keep them washed and fresh for your comfort and health.
It is a good idea to wash weighted blankets on their own to prevent damage. Also, never put a blanket over 12 or 15 pounds maximum in a home washing machine or dryer as it can be too heavy for the mechanism.
How to Wash a Cotton Weighted Blanket
A duvet cover is highly recommended for easy cleaning. Cotton weighted blankets can be washed like any other cotton fabric. Use cool or lukewarm water. For cotton fabric with bright or dark colors, use cold water first to prevent dye running. Regular laundry detergent is fine for weighted blankets.
Air dry by hanging the blanket up outside or over a drying rack. Its important to check the load rating of your tumble dryer n a tumble dryer on low or medium power. Front load washers and dryers may be able to handle only 10-12 pounds maximum. Do not use bleach, dry cleaning materials, or iron weighted blankets.
How to Wash Cotton Duvet Covers
A duvet cover requires no special washing instructions. Launder a cotton one the same way you would wash your bed sheets or cotton clothing. A washing machine set to regular cycle with warm or cool water and laundry detergent is fine. These can be dried in a machine or hung out on a line for a fresh, clean-air feeling.
How to Wash Minky/Cotton Duvet Covers
The soft minky fabric is machine washable, As with any other duvet, zip it back up before laundering to prevent damage to the zipper edge.
Use regular detergent without any fabric softener. Cold water is best, a dryer on line is ok ,but drying it on a line outside is the preferred option.
Take good care of your weighted blankert no matter what material it is made from, and you will enjoy its soothing comfort for many years to come.