Fall is the perfect time to get cozy under a blanket with a cup of warm apple cider. These tips will help your care for your blankets, quilts, and other household items all year long.
Think about investing in a duvet cover. They can easily be removed for cleaning and will protect your comforter from spills.
Keep all of the care labels. Care labels help the dry cleaner know how to properly clean your item- this goes for clothing, too.
Be careful when purchasing an item with a glossy finish. Though these finishes look great at the time of purchase, they can wear off during cleaning, causing a dull appearance.
Try to purchase a bedspread that is pre-shrunk. If it is not, it could shrink between 2-3% during cleaning and then be too small for your bed.
Household items should be cleaned at least once per season, or more, depending on use. Blankets, comforters, and quilts absorb “invisible” stains such as body oil and soil from hands, which are difficult to see.
If you purchase a matching bedroom set, all items (including drapes, pillow shams, and dust ruffles) should be cleaned at the same time. This will ensure that any type of color or sheen loss is uniform throughout the entire set.