The spring is coming! Enjoy the beautiful days to air, clean and put some order in your home sweet home and in first place in the room during the winter which often turns into an overheated poorly ventilated cocoon. In addition to storing, wash the floor and windows, do not forget to take care of your bedding. Well maintained, it guarantees a comfortable and restful sleep.
Even if you regularly change your pillow cases, pillows themselves must be cleaned to remove body fluids or mites staying there. Pass them to the washing machine, delicate program with a standard washing powder, liquid or tablet by following the instructions on the package for the quantity. At 40 ° C or 60 ° C for the majority of the fibers, at 95 ° C for Dacron®95 fibers that stands being boiled. Attention some synthetic fibers such as microfibers designed for maximum comfort (Suprelle®Micro, Suprelle®Memory, Comforel®Cocoon) are more difficult to maintain and need to be washed at 30 ° . Set the maximum spin.
Wash your pillow or add a pair of bed linen or towels depending on the capacity of your machine. This will prevent too much movement inside the drum during spinning, which could generate the lining deformations. Make sure the pillows are well rinsed and not remaining detergent residue. You can then put them in the moderate temperature dryer (maximum 60 ° C). Feel free to add a couple of tennis balls that will allow pillows to regain their full swelling. If you prefer to dry in the open air, turn them regularly so as not to stagnate moisture.
In all cases,look at the washing and drying instructions on the label. However, if your pillows are yellowed, while flat or amalgamated, it is time to change! Generally, for comfort and hygiene, it is good to renew your pillow every three years. Then the product loses 25% of its initial qualities. Note, for the more efficient, some synthetic fibers such as Dacron®Extralife were designed to allow pillows to remain soft and blowing past three years.
The Comforter - Can You Wash The Down Comforter?
You can wash the comforter in the same way as a pillow, but make sure to check that its size is adapted to the capacity of your machine. You can wash comforters up to 200 cm x 200 cm in a machine which capacity is 5kg.
For a comforter 220 cm x 240 cm or more, a machine of 7 kg is required. Just like your pillows, watch it. If it is yellowed, stained or halo, whether you think it heavier, less swelling or less hot. If you feel that the lining is uneven, plan to buy a new one. The comforters have a life of about five years. If your comforter or pillows are filled with feathers or down, it is not advisable to wash or dry by the machine, unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer. To prevent the feathers are bunched or retain moisture which could cause mold growth, there should be made by a professional wash (laundry or dry).
Can you wash the down comforter by machine? It is also possible, but it depends mostly on the size of our machine comforters 200X200 cm fit easily in a machine of 5 kg; the 220x240 require 7kg machine.
For washing, same principle as pillows but beware: quilts stuffed with feathers and down do not pass machine if the feathers are likely to retain moisture and mold! These, they are leading to the cleaners: they will know what to do.
Our comforter is yellowed, haloed, stained, the lining is uneven? It's time to pass away. Life of a quilt: 5 years.
To dislodge dust and mites could be seated, carefully vacuum every square centimeter of your mattress. Return it before putting it on your bed to prevent it from deforming. Some mattresses also have a summer side and a winter side identified by a label. Do not hesitate to invest in a mattress cover that will protect your mattress against soiling and prevent the moisture from your sweat gets inside. More regularly, consider ventilating your room daily as well as opening your bedding sheets and pillows and shaking your quilt.
For Pillows, It is Not Enough To Change The Pillowcases!
Yes, they move on to the machine, but not anyhow! We choose the delicate program and mark the fibers used to the pillow: most pass 40 ° C or 60 ° C unless some special synthetic microfiber comfort (Suprelle®Micro, Suprelle®Memory, Comforel®Cocoon ...) that pass 30 ° C. So, we do not attempt the devil and we rely on the label. We can choose?
We opt for a pillow with Dacron fiber Duo ultra-washable (30 ° C), designed to dry super fast: several pillows brands used. And just rinsing is a crucial step to prevent moisture stagnancy at the time of drying: against-productive. We also think about going back if they are dried in the open air.
Too lazy to wait? One can go to the dryer but at maximum of 60 ° C and with a few tennis balls so they keep their swelling.
Fear of distorting the wash? No risking if washed by two and adding of bed linen and towels a few: in this case, they will remain protected during the spin cycle.
They are yellowed or dishes? It does not rely on the machine to give them a boost, it is a sign that they are in limit switch. It is thought to change every 3 years.