1. Wash The Bedding
Every time you put your goose down comforter in the washing machine, the fabric aggravates and exposure to soap and water can break down the fabric over time. Likewise, we tend to wash our sheets more than our goose down comforter or blankets.
This is because our sheets are in direct contact with our skin and are more prone to collecting oil, skin cells and dirt. Therefore, it is important to keep these clothes clean.
Be careful when doing this because not all duvets can be washed in the washing machine. For example, if you’re going to store a vintage quilt for a couple of months, it might be best to shake it out before storing it to prevent washing. Also, you could opt for dry cleaning in a laundromat.
Any bedding that is soiled should be laundered before being stored in cellar storage. Even more important is to make sure that the fabric is completely dry before storing it. Moisture can promote mold and mildew growth.
Remember These Tips When Washing:
Wash In Cold Water
Excess hot water can damage the fabric. Use a small amount of detergent because too much soap makes sheets stiff.
Dry Medium Heat
To ensure goose down comforter dries evenly, use dryer balls, which reduce drying time, remove wrinkles, and soften fabrics etc…
Don’t Overload The Washing Machine
Give your bedding some headroom in the washer for air to enter. Dry the sheets separately and do not fill the washing machine more than half.
2. Let The Fabric Dry
This tip is important for natural fibers like wool. The best place to store quilts and blankets is in open areas where adequate airflow reaches the fabric.
If you don’t know how to store goose down comforter and blankets, avoid plastic storage bags because they retain moisture and encourage mold growth.
Consider the following tips:
Cotton Storage Bags
These bags protect your clothes from dust and insects and allow airflow to pass through. If you don’t have these bags, wrap the goose down comforter in cotton sheets before storing them.
These work well for hanging items like extremely delicate fabric quilts or throws, as they allow air to pass through the fabric.
3. Fold And Maximize Space
The proper way to store goose down comforter in a small space is an important step in storage because a correctly folded blanket will take up less space. Some quilts are bulky and difficult to fold. Others should not be compressed or stacked.
One solution to this problem is to roll the bedding into a ball and tie it with a ribbon. This option is ideal because the blankets are more accessible and won’t get crushed by the weight of other quilts.
Rolling the duvets this way and storing them upright will prevent compression. Excess weight can damage the feathers and cause them to bunch up inside the covert.
4. Keep Bedspreads Fresh
If you live in a humid area, we recommend that you opt for a rental warehouse that has a specialized dehumidifier that controls humidity and temperature, so that all the air that enters the building is dry and treated.
Tips for blankets to stay cool:
Use Dryer Sheets
Place a couple of wipes inside the bedding before storing it. Dryer sheets work well to keep fabric fresh no matter where they are stored.
Prepare An Odor Absorber
Prepare an odor absorber by mixing baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a jar. Poke a few holes in the lid and place it inside your storage.
While mothballs keep your clothes from getting damaged, they can leave behind an unwanted scent.
Expose Them To The Sun
When you remove your blankets from your secure storage, wash them, dry them, and hang them neatly on the clothesline on a sunny day. The sun will help deodorize and kill odor-causing bacteria in the fabric naturally.
Now you know how to safely store duvets and bedspreads. Follow all these tips and you will see that your sheets and blankets will last in the long term while you enjoy spring and summer.