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How to Wash and Dry Your Down-Filled Duvet or Comforter

No, you don't have to dry-clean your feather-filled bedding. Learn how to wash and dry your down duvet or comforter in the washing machine and dryer.

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from Apartment Therapy

How To Wash A Down Comforter

No Need to Dry Clean: How To Wash A Down Comforter — Apartment Therapy Tutorials | Apartment Therapy

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from interiordesigninfo.com

How to Wash a Down Comforter

Since down comforters are filled with feathers, special care must be taken when washing them. Unless they are dirty, wash down comforters no more than once a year. To keep your down comforter from getting dirty, use a duvet cover and wash the duvet cover on a regular basis. If you need to wash your down comforter, follow the steps below.

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from Martha Stewart

The Golden Rules of Washing Pillows, Blankets, and Down

Machine drying a down comforter ~ After rinsing items completely -- either by hand or machine -- press out the water by hand, or use a washing machine's spin cycle (a top-loading machine is fine since it won't agitate while spinning). Do not wring. Tumble dry on low heat for a few hours, until completely dry. Adding several clean, dry towels will absorb moisture and speed the drying process...

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Add these to the dryer after washing down comforters to FLUFF them up again, and redistribute the down... PS - this is working really, really well! I just keep a ball in the dryer at all times - and things are softer than ever! I throw a lavender sheet in there when I want some scent, and voila - soft and lovely smelling!

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