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There are a few basic steps to follow when cleaning your weighted blanket. First, avoid using fabric softeners, iron, or hot water. Also, be sure to avoid placing the blanket in the washing machine. This will prevent it from getting damaged and ruined. If the blanket has a removable cover, you can wash it alone.
Laundry detergent for a weighted blanket
To properly care for a weighted blanket, it’s important to use a mild laundry detergent and to follow manufacturer instructions. First, you should thoroughly wash the blanket by hand. After the washing process, rinse it thoroughly in clean water. Rinse until all soap has been rinsed away. Then, dry it according to manufacturer instructions.
If you notice a stain on your weighted blanket, spot treat it with a mild detergent before washing it in the machine. This method will remove the dirt but will leave oils behind. Otherwise, you should take it to a dry cleaner for professional cleaning. You can also buy at-home dry-cleaning kits to maintain the cleanliness of your weighted blanket.
Dry your weighted blanket in the dryer, if possible. But be careful not to dry it on a high heat cycle. This may lead to soggy filler and mold. You can also hang it up to dry. But make sure not to hang it by one end of the dryer. Always check the care tag to ensure it’s machine-washable.
Avoiding fabric softeners
When washing a weighted blanket, be sure to use gentle laundry detergent and avoid bleach and fabric softeners. These chemicals may damage the fibers and cause the blanket to feel stiff. Bleach can also damage the fillers, shortening the lifespan of the blanket.
The most common fabric for a weighted blanket is cotton. When washing a cotton weighted blanket, use a gentle cycle. Avoid using fabric softeners, as they may cause the blanket to shrink. Also, avoid using hot water, as it can break down the fibers. Lastly, tumble dry the blanket in a low temperature or line dry it.
When washing a weighted blanket, check the instructions on the label. Different weighted blankets are made of different materials. The fabric you choose will determine how often it needs to be cleaned. Cotton blankets should be washed every two to three weeks, while synthetic blankets can be washed more frequently. Natural fiber weighted blankets should be cleaned with a mild detergent, and avoid fabric softeners and bleach. Synthetic fabrics, on the other hand, are more durable and can handle harsh cleaning products.
Avoiding hot water
In order to keep your weighted blanket in good shape, you should avoid washing it in hot water. Hot water is not good for the material used in the weighted blankets, especially the plastic and glass beads, which will melt. Fortunately, there are ways to safely wash your weighted blanket, like putting it in the washing machine with cold water.
If you choose to wash your weighted blanket in the washing machine, make sure not to overload the machine. This is especially important if your blanket contains natural fillers, as they may become damaged if they get wet. To extend the life of your weighted blanket, use a top sheet or comforter. If your blanket does get stained, try to spot clean it instead of washing it. If you cannot spot clean the blanket, simply take it to a dry cleaner.
It is important to avoid ironing weighted blankets. They contain fillers such as sand or micro plastic poly pellets and ironing them can damage the fillers. Moreover, washing them in hot water can damage the cover material and reduce their lifespan. Instead, use a washing machine designed for such blankets.
When washing a weighted blanket, be sure to use a gentle detergent. Avoid bleach, fabric softeners, or harsh chemicals. Also, air dry the weighted blanket. To ensure that the blanket stays fresh between washes, you can place a removable cover over it.
If you do choose to wash your weighted blanket in a washing machine, be sure to read the washing instructions carefully. Generally, weighted blankets should be washed with cold water. Do not use fabric softener or bleach because these ingredients will build up in the fillers and reduce the lifespan of the blanket.
Checking the care instructions on the tag
When buying a weighted blanket, you need to consider how it will be cared for. Not all weighted blankets are the same, so make sure to read the label to find out how to care for yours. Some are machine-washable while others require special care.
If you decide to wash your weighted blanket, you should follow the care instructions listed on the tag. Wool is not usually machine-washable, so you should carefully hand wash it. You should then hang it to dry. Unlike other types of weighted blankets, wool can shrink or damage if it is washed in a washing machine.
It is best to wash your weighted blanket in cold water with eco-friendly soaps. The detergent you use should not contain bleach. Bleach can cause color fading, so use non-chlorine bleach instead.