Snuggle Up with Down Comforter Care Tips

DownLinens All Season Down Comforter

Remember my snuggle aficionado?  Well, he’s in crazy-good-comfort mode since the DownLinens All Season Down Comforter arrived in our home for review.  Filled with 100 percent hypoallergenic down, it has become a go-to blanket for everyday fluffy-cuddly moments.

As an all-season piece, this comforter is warm enough for winter, yet light enough for summer use… eliminating the fuss of switch of changing blankets throughout the year.

We’ve certainly had fun with it from the get-go.  When the All Season Down Comforter arrived, it appeared in a little-bitty box and my son and I both wondered “how on earth did they fit a King size comforter in that tiny box?

Well, the thing about a quality down comforter is the fibers make it easy to compact a whole lot of fluff that easily expands into yard and yards of luxurious blanket.

When we removed the comforter from the protective casing, it when from this flat little square:

DownLinens All Season Down Comforter

 

To this balloon of cloud-like comfort:

DownLinens All Season Down Comforter

No shifting in materials either, the down is well distributed throughout the blanket.  The methodology behind this is DownLinens use of “baffles” in the sewing process.  Baffles are strips of fabric incorporated into the comforter sturcture that keep the clusters of down from shifting and causing cold or bare spots.  (All DownLinen comforters are sewn using the baffle technique.)

Now, being the proud owners of an irresistible down comforter does come with a little responsibility.  If you treat your comforter well, though, it will offer consistent performance and last for many, many years to come (especially when it’s a high quality comforter like those found on DownLinens.) These tips will keep your comforter in tip-top shape:

Daily – shake it!  It prevents the down from ever clumping in one area.  A good time to do this is in the morning when you make the bed or at night-time right before you go to bed.

Quarterly – freshen up! Every three to six month, bring your comforter outside and let it hang out in the shade.  This keeps the comforter nice and fresh between washings.

Occasionally – treat it! Spot clean stains with warm soapy water.  Stain removers can be used too, but should be washed away with clean, warm water and a soft white cloth.  After you treat the stains, use a hand held hair dryer, on low temperature setting, to dry the comforter or hang the comforter on a clean laundry rack to air dry.

DownLinens All Season Down Comforter

Every 3-5 months – wash it!  A professional laundry or dry cleaning facility is the preferred method for washing real down linens.  If you decide to wash them at home, keep these guidelines in mind:

  • use a gentle detergent to avoid residue damage
  • do not use fabric softener or detergent with included fabric softener
  • wash on warm and gentle cycle and run 2-3 rinse cycles
  • dry the comforter on the lowest heat setting
  • toss a few clean tennis balls in the dryer, when drying, to help fluff the comforter back up
  • when the comforter is dry, hang it up to air out for at least 24 hours to insure it’s fully dried (trapped moisture causes mildew)
Every morning and night – enjoy it! A real down comforter is an amazing treat.  So soft and suggly, sweet dreams are easy to have when you’re enveloped in pure bliss.

 

DownLinens All Season Down Comforter

 

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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Comments

    • Pam
    • August 31, 2013
    Reply

    Well, I certainly need one of these! I am a down snuggler too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the tips with us.

      • Barb Webb
      • September 1, 2013
      Reply

      Thanks Pam! Glad you found the tips useful.

    • Tough Cookie Mommy
    • August 31, 2013
    Reply

    I just want to wrap myself up in that comforter too. It looks like your son is snug as a bug in a rug. This will come in handy during those brisk Fall and Winter months.

      • Barb Webb
      • September 1, 2013
      Reply

      Your comment really made me smile as I use that expression “snug as a bug in a rug” a lot when I tuck him in each night 🙂

    • Daisy B
    • August 31, 2013
    Reply

    OK – so every 3 to 5 months for washing my down comforters. We have down comforters on all of our beds and I wasn’t sure how often to wash!

      • Barb Webb
      • September 1, 2013
      Reply

      Yep! If you use a sheet regularly between the person and the comforter, you can likely opt towards the 5 month mark, if not, every three months would be better.

    • Down To Sleep
    • October 29, 2013
    Reply

    Down blankets go great with down comforters!

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