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How do you was a down comforter?

Can I wash it in my washer?

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June_Mama09

Asked by June_Mama09 at 5:02 PM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Unless the tags say you can- no. I would take it to the cleaner. That's what I do with mine.
    meandrphoto

    Answer by meandrphoto at 5:04 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I wash and dry my down pillows at home. It just takes an extra cycle through to make sure it's completely dry and doesn't get moldy inside. If it fits in your washer, yes. I figure if Martha Stewart tells me it's okay then it should be fine to do.
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 5:06 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • You are not supposed to wash it, but send it to drycleaning.
    That being said, I had a friend in college who used to wash hers in the regular laundry all the time. I have done it, as well. It smells really bad the first time, and then calms down the second. Washed in the washer, dried in the drier, and then fluffed for a good 10 minutes.
    I got it so cheaply to begin with, that the cost of drycleaning would have been more than I was willing to spend.
    Am I terrible?
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 5:06 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • lol no Imagination... you aren't terrible
    June_Mama09

    Comment by June_Mama09 (original poster) at 5:14 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • If it says you can wash it in the washer you can
    Momabear455

    Answer by Momabear455 at 9:48 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • does it say otherwise on the tags?
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 5:49 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • no, but i have done it before, what a disaster
    gardenchic

    Answer by gardenchic at 9:31 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

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