Whether you have down-filled comforters, sleeping bags, winter jackets, pillows, or all of these, the right cleaning steps will ensure they stay silky soft and freshly scented. Here are some laundry tips when washing down coats and bedding and ways to wash them.
1. Check the fabric labels to be sure your down goods can be machine washed. Check pillow and bedding seams for durability, and mend any shaky seams. For puffy coats, fasten all zippers and empty pockets.
2. Choose a normal wash and spin cycle (unless otherwise noted by the care label), and add a detergent like Ariel Automatic Powder or if hand wash create a solution of Ariel Handwash Powder and water for the best wash for your laundry.
3. Hang your down items outside in the sun to dry or tumble dry on low heat if that is printed on the fabric label. A windy day will give your clothes the most even dry. If you have to do the drying indoors, make sure to hang your clothes where air can flow all around the items.