All of the down in your comforter suddenly down at your feet? We’ve been there. After you read our down comforter cleaning guide, you’ll be warm and cozy in all directions — no dry cleaners necessary!
Your bed is one of the most important places in your home. Considering how much time you (hopefully) spend sleeping — roughly one-third of your life — the bed is arguably the reason why home is, well, home. We all want our bed to be warm, soft, comfortable, and comforting. While laundering items like pillowcases, sheets, and duvet covers is easy, cleaning some of your bigger, bulkier bedding items is more challenging.
One of the most intimidating bedding items to clean is the down comforter. Made of feathers and plumules from ducks and geese, down comforters can seem unwieldy to clean. They’re big, heavy, delicate, white, clumpy, and temperature-sensitive — meaning many people simply drop their comforter off at the dry cleaners to avoid dealing with it altogether. But that’s no bueno, considering the harmful chemicals they’ll use — chemicals that’ll off-gas into your bedroom air and even directly into your face as you snuggle up and get cozy.
Since most down comforters can be washed conventionally, we’re here to walk you through the process. Follow this guide, and you’ll have a fresh, clean comforter without a big bill — and a face full of poison — to show for it.