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Spring Cleaning Tips for Duvet Covers and Bedding

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Duvet covers – One of the elements in your bedding which you really can’t go without. For essential reasons like protecting your duvet, giving you a softer sleep experience, and enhancing your bedroom aesthetic, you need a duvet cover. Having said that, it is handy to know how to quickly revamp your bedroom and how to take care of your bedding. That’s why knowing how to clean your duvet cover properly is so important. In this article, The Mattress Warehouse gives you expert tips on how to properly take care of those cover sheets of yours especially now with spring right around the corner!

Reset Your Bedroom the Easy Way This Spring

There’s nothing more refreshing than feeling spring in the air. What’s even better, is a spotless, fresh, and tidy bedroom that goes along with it!

Below we have some spring cleaning tips that will help you reset your personal space this season. Make sure to have your bucket, cloth, detergent, and cleaning duster handy before diving into these five steps:

  1. Decluttering – Before you start your spring cleaning, It is important to first get rid of all the unnecessary items in your room that take up extra space. This can include throwing out old clothes, shoes, gift cards, and the rubbish under your bed. If you haven’t used it in the past year, do you really need it?
  2. Vacuum – The next step is to bring forth your vacuum cleaner. This magic tool can remove all those unwanted debris that might not be visible to the naked eye. Sucking up all the dust and hairs on, under, and around your bed will immediately make a huge hygienic difference.
  3. Wash the floor and windows – If you have a tile floor, now is the time to grab the mop and bucket. After vacuuming the floor, give it a thorough scrub with the mop. Also, wash your windows and window sills while you’re at it.
  4. Mattress rotation – Rotating your mattress is important to help you utilize every part of your mattress for longer. 
  5. Clean sheets and pillowcases – While you are busy washing your duvet cover, you might as well make sure the other parts of your bedding are clean. Put on a fresh set of linen when you wash the used set.

By following these cleaning tips, you will automatically enjoy the subtle benefits of a clean space – less stress and more restorative rest.

Spring-Cleaning the Duvet Cover and Bedding

A white and grey cat snuggled up under a sparkling clean white duvet cover.
If you share your bed with a pet, vacuum the duvet cover regularly

Nobody likes unclean bedding. As you sleep, bacteria systematically build up in your duvet cover and material. Clean bedding is thus paramount to maintain good hygiene, plus, it is a lot easier to get into a clean bed.

Using good quality soap and fabric softener when you wash your duvet cover is a good place to start. Apart from this, there are some other handy hacks that you can use to ensure healthy and fresh bedding. Here are some great tips you can use to keep your duvet covers fresh and as good as new!

Sun Drying

Sunlight is considered one of those wonders of nature that humans, plants, and animals need. What’s more, it can be very beneficial for your laundry as well. When you allow your washed bedding to dry out in the sun, moisture evaporates naturally. Your fabric will also receive the necessary air circulation outside. In turn, this will eliminate bad odours and leave your material with greater overall freshness.

Tip: Some specialized fabrics shouldn’t hang in direct sunlight, but rather in dappled shade. Read the washing instructions on your duvet cover before washing and drying. If you want to learn more about caring for your duvet, click here.

Storage

You might be wondering, “Can storing really make much of an impact on my duvet cover?” Well, yes. The Truth is, your duvet cover needs sufficient airflow and must stay away from moisture.

Here are 4 examples of storage places that work very well:

  • Boxes – Very popular for storage as they are easy to find and you can store them either under your bed or in your closet.
  • Cupboards – An excellent storage place that will allow you to declutter and organize your different duvet covers. Just beware not to put your unused items in the cupboard instead of the bin. 
  • Baskets – Similar to boxes, baskets are also a great choice and there are varieties of interesting types and sizes you can use. 
  • Fabric Bags – Many people use fabric bags as they provide advantages like reusability and they are environmentally friendly.

Wardrobe Sachets & Essential Oils

Wherever you choose to store your duvet cover, you need to make sure your material has adequate airflow and is kept separate from other clothes or towels which contain odours. You can add to the freshness of your linen by using wardrobe sachets or essential oils. Lavender is particularly popular because of its soothing and relaxing properties but there are numerous refreshing aromas to choose from.

Buy Duvet Covers and Sets Online

Your bed just won’t be the same without a duvet cover. Therefore, it is important to take good care of your duvet set. Moreover, choosing the right bedding that goes with the theme of your bedroom is of equal importance. So head on over to our duvet covers page and browse through the catalogue. We’re sure you’ll find what you are looking for there. After you’ve placed your order, enjoy free and timely delivery to your doorstep.

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