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How to store duvets and quilts?

How to store duvets and quilts?

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Choosing a seasonal comforter?

Seasons are changing. Just like swapping your thick woollen sweaters out for your shorts and summer dresses you can also change over your comforter. Not all comforters are created for all seasons and having two comforters can help cater for varying weather. Our 100% CleanBamboo™ Whitehaven Comforters come in two varieties to suit most weather. The summer weight is suitable for warmer nights with temperatures of 15°C/59°F and above. Our winter weight comforter is suitable for cooler nights with temperatures of 15°C/59°F and below. A great way to check your comforter is to look at its TOG rating. We’ve created a guide below:

TOG rating guide
ettitude’s TOG rating guide

How do I store my comforter or duvet?

 

To ensure your comforter has a long life we’ve created five simple steps to follow when changing over your comforter. 

 

Step 1: Clean the comforter. 

Before anything else, clean and dry your comforter. Check the laundry instructions on the washlabel as different comforters have different instructions. For our Whitehaven Comforters this means sending it off to the dry cleaners. We recommend looking up a green dry cleaner in your area as they use less harsh chemicals and are more environmentally friendly. 

Step 2: Use a comforter bag. 

Comforter bags are important to protect your comforter from dust mites, insects and humidity. Look for options made from fabrics which will allow your comforter to breathe as this is important for non-synthetic fibres. All our comforters come with comforter bags made from recycled water bottles so you can store your comforter with ease and don’t need to run to the shops. If you do not have a comforter bag, you can store your comforters and quilts in a linen bag, or by wrapping them in natural fibres. Our CleanBamboo™ Charcoal fabric is antimicrobial, making it perfect for keeping your comforter fresh. Stay away from cardboard as it isn’t as secure and some pests, such as rats, are drawn to cardboard.

Step 3: Pick your storage spot. 

Storage is important for keeping your bedding safe from pests and making sure that it doesn’t get wet, damaged, smelly or stained while packed away. A linen closet is the best option but as long as it’s a cool, dark place with low humidity, you are set. Always store your comforter inside the house as outdoor sheds, garages and even attics may make it easier for creepy crawlies to find. 

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Step 4: Optional extras.

For the cherry on the cake, you can add a dryer sheet for extra freshness. Avoid using mothballs which can be smelly and opt for putting cedar boards or chips in with your bedding as a natural bug repellent.  

Step 5: Sunbake.

Whilst we would love to be sunbaking right now, we are actually referring to the comforter here. Sunshine naturally deodorizes and kills odor-causing bacteria on fabric so when you are ready to use your comforter again, first air it out in the sun.

With this simple storage guide you are now ready to store comforters away correctly. The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep your comforters dry and in a dry location. For more laundry and care tips check out our guide to how to care for your bamboo sheets. Good luck!

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