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How to wash pads in a washing machine


Periodic cleaning is required for all sleeping accessories, including pillows. They accumulate dust, particles of the epidermis, sweat and other contaminants. This leads to a loss of aesthetic appearance, deformation and the appearance of an unpleasant smell. The filler of some pillows can be a favorable breeding ground for germs and ticks. In addition, pollution can cause respiratory or contact allergies, especially in young children. We will understand whether it is possible to wash the pillow in the washing machine and how to wash it properly.

What are pillow fillers?

The answer to the question of whether to wash the cushions washing machine, depends on what kind of filler is inside the cover. Their main types are:

Down and feather pillows are made from raw materials obtained from waterfowl - ducks, geese, less often - swans and bulls. The more the down component contains a pillow, the softer and better-shaped it is. Such bedding elastic, elastic, they are well breathable and absorb moisture. With proper care can serve for a long time. Disadvantages - complex cleaning and high allergenicity.

Synthetic products are made from various materials. The most popular ones are sintepon and holofiber. Also used polyester, fayberlon, non-woven, comfort, polystyrene foam balls (anti-stress pillow) and other fillers. Synthetic pillows keep their shape, do not cause allergies, do not absorb odors, are easily erased. But they are worse than natural ones, they let in air and absorb liquid, and they can also electrify.

As organic fillers are used:

  • buckwheat husk - has a high strength, adapts to the shape of the head, does not lead to sweating,
  • bamboo - characterized by high hygroscopicity, hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties,
  • sheep wool - saves heat, lets air through, has a healing effect on muscles and joints,
  • Horsehair - supports the head and keeps its elasticity for a long time.

The latter two materials are usually combined.

Important: In the washing machine can not clean the pillows with buckwheat husk and chicken feather. The only way to handle these fillers is to dry us the sun or in special chambers. Also, you can not wash your own pillows with a memory effect.

Feather pillow care

How to wash feather pillows in a washing machine? It is not advisable to send them to the drum completely, otherwise the filler may become lumpy, and it will be more difficult to dry it. Wash down and feather recommended parts.

It is necessary to prepare several fabric covers (pouches) - 4-5 for an average size pillow. They can be made from cotton fabric or use old pillowcases. It is important that the material does not have holes. It is undesirable to take gauze - feathers can crawl out through the holes and contaminate the filter of the machine.

Then it is required to unzip the pillow napernik from one end and carefully fill the covers by ½ (it is impossible to fill them tightly). No need to make sudden movements or pour out all the filler at the same time. This can lead to the fact that the down will fly around the house. The open end of the filled cover should be sewn up.

How to wash pads in a washing machine? Stages:

  • Load no more than 2-3 covers with down into the drum. If you put more, the quality of washing will deteriorate.
  • Pour into the compartment for detergents a liquid preparation - gel for baby clothes or a special composition for fluff. They are better rinsed from the fibers than powders. If dry means is used, it should be poured in 2 times less than it is customary for such a volume of washing.
  • Select the “Delicate Wash”, “Hand Wash” or “Duvet” mode. It is important that the temperature does not exceed 30 ºС, and the number of revolutions during the spinning is 400. It is advisable to set an additional or intensive rinsing. Run the wash.
If the pillow is quite small, then it can be washed completely.

How to wash pillows in the washing machine with balls? It is necessary to act according to the described scheme, but during loading of the drum, put 2 special PVC balls or tennis balls into it. They will constantly beat the fluff, warning him clumping.

To the note: If the filler is very dirty, before washing in the machine, the bags with it are recommended to be soaked for 2 hours in a special solution. To prepare it, dilute 4 teaspoons of ammonia (3%) and a few milliliters (cap) of washing gel in 5 liters of water.

Is it possible to wash a feather pillow in a washing machine? As it turned out, it is quite real. But after cleaning should be very carefully dry the filler. Laundry is better to carry out in the summer heat. In wet fluff the process of decay may begin, and mold may form.

When the washing of the fluff and feather covers is over, they should be laid out on a terry towel and rolled into a roll in order to squeeze out excess moisture. Further drying should be carried out in a well-ventilated room, on a balcony or on the street in direct sunlight. In the latter case, the filler is further disinfected due to ultraviolet.

Drying can be done in several ways:

  • hang the bags on the clothesline,
  • pour all the filler on a horizontal surface with a thin layer, spread a hygroscopic cloth (care should be taken that the fluff is not blown away),
  • use the drying option in the washing machine (no more than 30 ºС).
Drying pillows with natural filler is preferable in the street during the warm season.

In any case, it is required to periodically shake the feathers and disassemble the lumps formed by hand. Absolutely dry filler should be poured into a clean napernik (washed and ironed or new) and sewn up. It is advisable to carry out such cleaning at least once a year.

Washing pillows with synthetic fillers

How to wash the pillows in the washing machine, if they are filled with synthetic material? It is much easier to clean them than down products. In most cases, they are not deformed in the typewriter. The exceptions are old (more than 4-5 years) or low-quality pillows.

Before washing it is desirable to conduct the following test. Place the product on a flat surface and place a heavy object on its middle for 30 minutes. If after its removal the dent quickly levels off, synthetic fibers have a sufficient degree of elasticity, they will restore shape after cleaning. Otherwise, the pillow will not be able to "reanimate", it is better to replace it immediately.

Synthetic fiber pad

How to wash the padding cushions in the washing machine, as well as products with other non-natural fillers? Cleaning steps:

  • Release the pillow from the pillowcase and put it in the drum. The product with small synthetic balls ("anti-stress") is better to put in the old pillowcase, so that in case of accidental rupture of a pillow-case, they do not fall into the machine.
  • Pour into a special compartment liquid detergent.
  • Select the mode "Delicate wash" or "Hand wash". Water temperature should not exceed 40 ºС. Spin can be maximized - up to 1000 revolutions to remove maximum moisture. The exception is anti-stress pillows, the upper limit for them is 400 turns, but it is better to do without spining at all.
  • Set a double or intensive rinse. Run the wash.

As with the cleaning of fluff, you can put balls in the drum. It is necessary to dry the product in the sun or in a room that is well ventilated. It is better to place it on a horizontal surface.

How to wash pillows from holofiber in a washing machine? Their cleaning is carried out similarly. Then the filler should be leveled. Low quality holofiber after machine wash can turn into lumps.

Washing of pillows from bamboo, wool and horsehair

How to wash bamboo pillows in a washing machine? The product can be placed in the drum without additional covers. It is important to make sure that there are no holes in the napernik through which the filler can crawl out.

The optimum water temperature is 30-40 ºС, spin - up to 400 revolutions, rinsing - double. It is advisable to use a gel detergent in a small amount. Do not use bleach and aggressive cleaning products, otherwise the fibers will lose their properties.

To dry a bamboo pillow is possible only on a horizontal surface under the rays of the sun or in a ventilated room. It should be periodically whipped. If you hang the pillow vertically, fixing with clothespins, the filler is deformed.

Floor drying is a good place to dry the cushion filled with bamboo fiber.

Products with bamboo fibers are recommended to be washed 1 time in 3-6 months. It is necessary to remove the salt resulting from the interaction of bamboo with sweat. A pillow with this filling can withstand up to 500 washes.

Products with wool and horsehair are cleaned using liquid cashmere or wool products. Speaking about whether it is possible to wash cushions in a typewriter-machine of this type, it is important to note that the optimal washing modes are “Wool” and “Manual” at a temperature not higher than 30 ºС without spinning. Drying is recommended in automatic drying or outdoors in the sun in a horizontal position.

Regular cleaning of pillows is a guarantee of proper rest and prevention of respiratory allergies. Most fillers tolerate machine wash. It is important to choose the right mode of operation and high-quality detergent, preferably - gel. With strong pollution pillow is better to entrust professionals. In dry cleaning, it is not only washed in the safest way, but also irradiated with ultraviolet light to destroy pathogenic flora.

What types of pillows can be machine washed

If you take care to choose the right modes of washing and detergents - machine washable to move most of the pillows. You can undergo such a pillow operation:

  • from down and feather,
  • stuffed with wool (usually camel or sheep),
  • with a filling from a synthetic winterizer or a holofiber,
  • with bamboo fiber

  • antistress pillows with silicone balls.

You can not wash at home pillows of the following types:

  • wadded,
  • hard orthopedic,
  • with "memory effect",
  • with organic fillers (buckwheat hulls, berry seeds, flax seed, etc.).

General rules for washing pillows in a typewriter

Pillows can be washed in two ways.: either entirely, without removing a pillow-case, or in a “disassembled” form. In this case, the seam on the napernik is unpacked, the filler is carefully removed and placed in the washable covers (as such, you can use dense pillowcases). The cushion is going together and is sewn up after washing and drying. This method is more laborious, however, it allows a better drying of the filler, as well as using more stringent modes of washing, bleaching, etc., in relation to the naperku.

When washing pillows in the machine, you must choose delicate, gentle washing modes at a temperature of 30-40 ° C and spinning at low revs (no more than 600) - then the filler will roll less and deform. Drying mode for pillows can not be used - hot air will ruin them permanently.

For washing the pillows it is better to use not dry detergents, but liquid funds - they are better washed out. It is advisable to use additional rinsing. Bleachers are best not to use - they are detrimental to both feathers and synthetic fillers.

It is better to wash two pillows in the car at the same time (or distribute the filler in two or three covers) - then they will be evenly distributed on the drum of the washer. You can add a pair of tennis balls to the drum - they will “smash” the filler and keep it from rolling.

It is necessary to dry pillows in horizontal position - for example, having laid out on a clothes dryer or clothesline. An ideal place for drying would be a warm, well ventilated room. Drying the pillow should be from time to time to beat their hands and turn over, not allowing the filler to compose or stray into one lump.

How to wash in a typewriter pillows stuffed with feathers and down

"Traditional" pillows with down and feather in terms of washing are the most time-consuming. This is the only type of pillows that can not be washed entirely - "disassembly" is required. Otherwise, the filler will simply not be able to dry properly, and the pillows will soon begin to emit the unpleasant smell of rotten feathers.

Prepare at least 2-3 covers for washing filler - thick pillowcases without scuffs or bags of teak or similar fabric. Before washing, they can be stitched or tied tightly. You can make the covers double-layered by putting them in additional pillowcases - if the feathers “slip” into the washing machine drum during washing, they can block the drain. The fewer feathers will be in each of the covers - the better the washing and drying will be.

In order to remove the filler, pilgrim is ripped up along the seam. This should be done very carefully, without sudden movements - otherwise the lightweight filler will quickly spread throughout the house, and it is very difficult to assemble the feather and down. It is best to first open the seam 10-15 centimeters, put the angle of the pillow inside the case and squeeze the filler into it. And only at the last stage, you can open the seam to its full length and collect the rest of the feather from the napernik by hand.

Place the filler in the washing machine and wash according to the general rules. In this case, it is best to choose a detergent intended for products made from wool. An optional rinse is also required.

During the wash, the feather will surely clump together. After washing, be sure to knead the wet filler with your hands. To speed up drying, put the covers on a towel or a sheet and a blanket folded several times, wrap this “sandwich” in a tight roll and leave for 5-10 minutes. The fabric will absorb excess water.

Dry in a warm place, occasionally beating and turning over the covers. It usually takes at least two days to completely dry the feather filler. After that, you can shift the filler to the pillow-case washed separately and sew it tightly.

Washing pillows with natural fillers of wool or bamboo

Pillows of these types can be washed both with a bedtick and in a “disassembled” form. However, if we are talking about a large pillow with a size of for example 70x70 centimeters, it is better to remove the filler and divide it into two parts. Small items can be washed completely.

Wash wool and bamboo in a delicate mode, additional rinsing is also mandatory, especially when it comes to washing with a bedtick - residues of detergents that are not washed out of the thickness of the filler, can lead to "gluing" natural fibers together. If this happens, the pillow after washing will become zhetskoy, "packed."

The best detergent for wool or bamboo pillows will be cashmere shampoos. However, other liquid products intended for washing wool products are also suitable. It is better not to use the powder - it is washed out much worse.

Spin must be very delicate - no more than 500 revolutions. If such modes are not provided in the washing machine - it is better to wash it without spinning, and then let it drain and squeeze the pillow with your hands, not twisting. Can be used to remove excess water and method with wrapping in a towel.

While drying, occasionally beat the pillow. If the filler was erased separately - when you put it back in the napernik, you can additionally “loosen” the fibers, fluffing them up.

Washing of pillows with a filling material from a synthetic winterizer and a hollofayber

Often, pillows with synthetic fillers are recommended not to be washed in a typewriter, only manually. With automatic washing, the fluffy fibers invariably roll off and the pad loses its elasticity. However, washing carefully is still possible.

Choose gentle washing modes that are suitable for synthetics and a temperature not higher than 40%. Turn off the spin mode - it is detrimental to holofiber and padding polyester, the filler lumped in lumps will not be able to be “lost”. In no case do not use bleach, give preference to liquid products. Use tennis balls.

After washing, gently remove excess moisture without twisting the pillows. After the excess water is glass, dry in a horizontal position, occasionally beating and turning. Drying such pillows pretty quickly.

If you decide to wash the pillow-case separately - before “assembling” the pillow, you can “fluff” the synthetic filler by combing it with a brush for combing down the fluff (they are sold in pet shops).

Machine washable antistress pads

Washing pillows filled with polystyrene balls has its own specifics. Machining at 30-40 degrees does not hurt the filler itself. Но если во время стирки шарики выскользнут из наперника – забитые фильтры машинки могут привести к необходимости вызова мастера.

Поэтому, если вы решили постирать подушку антистресс целиком – убедитесь в прочности наперника, отсутствии потертостей ткани и разошедшихся швов. Лучше поместить подушку в дополнительный чехол для стирки. In case of separate washing, it is easier to clean the filler by hand, putting it in the washing bag, submerging it in slightly warm soapy water, and then rinsing it.

Use the delicate modes without spinning, dry in a horizontal position. Polystyrene does not absorb moisture, so the pillow dries quite quickly.

Description and material properties

Holofiber looks very much like cotton wool, but more airy. It consists of polyester or synthetic fibers, which have the form of a spiral and a hollow structure. This texture provides elasticity, wear resistance and excellent thermal insulation of things with such a filler. Bedding with him is light, soft and comfortable.

Like natural fluff, synthetic filler is considered an environmentally friendly material.. But unlike natural, it has a mass of its own merits:

  • Lightness, which gives a special structure of matter. Therefore, even a large volume of holofiber has a small weight compared to other materials.
  • The high thermal conductivity of the filler is obtained due to its composition, which is an air cushion, without obstruction of air circulation.
  • Non-hygroscopic - holofiber does not absorb liquid. It doesn't matter what it may be - water, saliva, sweat, etc.
  • Does not absorb odor and does not accumulate static electricity.
  • Hypoallergenic material gives an artificial origin. Even dust mites do not inhabit it, they do not eat holofiber.
  • Hygienic, since the material does not require frequent cleaning or washing. It is enough from time to time to wash the pillowcases and duvet covers. The products themselves need to be washed once a year, not more often.

Manual option

It is better to wash pillows or blankets from holofiber, in a bath or large basin. To do this, dissolve liquid soap, shampoo or special detergent in water. When hand washing, you need to slightly compress, unfold and twist the product, flushing it so that the water goes away, then fills the material. Usually such manipulations are enough to clean the products from dirt and odors.

If the bedding is very dirty, then before the main wash it is recommended to pre-soak them in warm water using liquid detergents. In this case, pillowcases must be washed separately from the pillows.

Machine washable

How to wash a holofiber in a washing machine and whether it is possible to wash blankets and pillows in a typewriter at all - these questions more than once every hostess surely asked herself. In order not to damage things and to wash products well, you should follow some rules:

  • Before you start washing things with this filler, you need to do a little test, putting a heavy object on the product. Leave it for a few minutes and remove. If it quickly returns to its original state, then you can safely send the product to the drum of the washing machine. If this does not happen, most likely the hollofiber has worked its own or it needs to be further fluffed.
  • It is necessary to wash pillows and blankets filled with holofiber on a delicate mode with liquid laundry detergents or special detergents.
  • You can safely use the additional mode of rinsing and spinning.
  • To wash the pillow from holofiber, do not use dry laundry detergent. It is badly rinsed and leaves a pungent smell.

Drying pillows and blankets

In order to thoroughly dry the washed thing, it is enough to place it in a ventilated room or in the fresh air. Water from the product should easily drain yourself. And to place the material for drying as far as possible from the heaters. If the wash was in the evening, then the next morning the pillow will dry completely.

Filler recovery

Restore a pillow or blanket from holofiber after unsuccessful washing is possible, but the product will no longer have the original appearance. To do this, volumetric accessories should be carefully unwrapped and the restoration of the filler should begin:

  • Take a wide massage comb or brush for combing the undercoat of domestic animals.
  • Huddled holofayber laid out in a large basin with high bumpers.
  • The material is taken on a pinch and stretched on the teeth of the comb, after which you need to brush between them with a brush.

Combing out the filler will not return him fluffiness and lightness, like new. But this procedure will allow you to use the pillow for some time, and not buy another.

It happens that it is easier to completely replace the filler. It costs much less than a new pillow or blanket, and is sold in specialized stores. In this case, spoiled holofiber can fill cushions, rollers or toys.

Terms of care for holofiber

Synthetic pillows and blankets do not need to be washed. This procedure reduces the life of the product almost doubled. If the products with such a filler are regularly cleaned, then they can last up to 10 years.

Care Tips:

  • Relieve pillows and blankets from odors helps their regular ventilation outside.
  • To update the pillow, you can replace it with a pillowcase.
  • The blanket requires drying in the sun, especially in the summer, so that the product stays fresh and clean.
  • Heavily contaminated products are better to take to the dry cleaners, where experts can safely bring them back to life.
  • Do not bleach products with such a filler and process with bleach.

It is important to clean the pillows and blankets at least once every 3 months..

Down and feather blankets and pillows

If you have pillows and blankets with these fillers are small, you can wash them in the washing machine. To do this, use the delicate mode or hand wash mode. Without pressing, the water temperature is 40 °. Do not add air conditioning and use special detergents for lint for washing.

In order not to get a blanket with loose down after washing, place special balls for washing in the washing machine drum with a blanket (pillow), you can use clean tennis balls instead.

If you have a large duvet, it will have to be washed by hand, using a liquid detergent for washing delicate fabrics.

To dry a duvet and pillows with a feather, you need to straighten it, immediately after washing, evenly distributing the filler so that it does not lump up and your products retain a good appearance after they dry.

For the dangers of poor feather and feather care, see this video:

Cotton blankets

These products should not be washed in a washing machine. Cotton wool is able to actively absorb water and a blanket of such a filler will become so heavy in the washing machine that it will simply lead to a breakdown of the equipment.

Is that you have a baby quilt - you can wash it in the washing machine, using the delicate mode. The weight of a wet baby quilt is able to withstand. However, there is one feature of washing such a product: the blanket will need to be rolled up, put in a pillowcase - and sent to a washing machine in this form. Water temperature should not exceed 40 °. After washing, drain the water and spin at the lowest speed, or rather turn off the spin.

Pre-soaking a quilt is not recommended, otherwise you will get a practically spoiled product with lumps of cotton knocked down.

At home, the quilt is best cleaned by hand, after having wiped out dust and dust from it and spread it out on a clean floor or on any horizontal surface. Using a foam sponge, brush, stain remover (for cotton), laundry soap (or laundry detergent), remove stains and visible dirt. Then walk on the surface of the blanket with clean water and a sponge, washing away the soap.

The quilt is not wrung out from water. And also not suspended for drying.

Such actions can lead to the appearance of all the same downed cotton balls. Such a product dries on a horizontal surface, well if under the rays of the sun. You can also take it out to the frost, and then warm it up well near the heating radiator.

To avoid the formation of lumps, in the process of drying, from time to time, knead the blanket and beat the filler.

The simplest way to clean a quilt, which does not require you to do a lot of work, is to dry it.

If you are still setting aside “for later” the purification of your wadding, I recommend watching this video, in it you will see how much dust is hidden in your “night friend”:

Wool pillows and blankets

Before you decide how to wash your product, study the information on the label sewn into it.

For washing, use special products for wool with lanolin.

Both thin and quilted woolen blankets and pillows can be washed in a washing machine using the delicate mode and a temperature not exceeding 30 °. At the end of the wash, use a double rinse to thoroughly wash off the soap suds.

Of course, the advantage in cleansing woolen products remains for hand-washing.

Woolen pillows and blankets are not recommended! Just let the water drain.

These products dry on horizontal surfaces carefully straightened, without folds. You can not dry them under the influence of direct sunlight and heating appliances.

When the wool cushion and the quilt become dry, shake them well several times - this will return the fibers to their normal shape.

In this video, you will learn which woolen blankets cannot be washed in a typewriter, as well as all about the process of washing blankets:

Holofiber pillows and blankets

Holofiber and products with it is now one of the most popular materials. And all thanks to its unpretentiousness in care, durability and comfort.

Blankets with holofiber can be washed both manually and in a washing machine using soft detergents and water at a temperature of 40-60 °.

Washing powder for this synthetic material is better not to use, as it will then be difficult to wash out the fibers.

Pillows with holofiber should not be machine washed. To wash the pillows, pour a mild detergent or regular shampoo into the basin with water. Let the pillow soak in this soapy water for 20 minutes. Rotate the pillow in the pelvis, periodically pressing it to completely get rid of contamination. Rinse the product well, let the water drain and place the pillow horizontally for drying in a well-ventilated area. Similarly, blankets with holofiber are washed by hand.

From time to time turn over, beating and shaking, their bedding - this will help them dry faster and will not allow the filler to stray.

Bamboo pillows and blankets

By purchasing products with this filler, you will learn that after 500 washes they will not lose their original appearance, they easily restore their shape, do not stick together and do not lump in the process of washing and drying.

Wash bamboo blankets and pillows can be in the machine, and manually. The water temperature at the same time should be 30 °, maximum - 40 °. Spin - maximum 800 rpm For washing the delicate mode, double rinsing is applied and special liquid detergents for down products are used.

Bamboo pillows and blankets are dried on horizontal surfaces; several times you will need to turn them over, shaking them. Bamboo pillows and blankets

Latex pillows

Latex pillow should not be washed in a washing machine, if you intend to use it in the future. It can only be hand washed.

Pour warm water into the bath or basin with a temperature not exceeding 40 °, pour in a gentle detergent (do not use washing powder). Using a soft foam sponge, thoroughly and without excessive effort, rub the surface of the product, then rinse the pad in cool water. Let the water drain.

It is better not to squeeze a latex pillow, but to place it between two towels and, gently pressing from the top, squeeze out excess water. Latex pillows are dried on a horizontal surface in a ventilated room. Do not try to dry the products with the help of a battery and other heating devices, as well as under the direct rays of the sun.

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Buckwheat husk pillows

Of course to wash a pillow with a filler from a buckwheat husk is problematic. Or rather, then dry it will not be easy. It is best to follow two simple rules that will help to keep the product clean and healthy for you for a long time:

  1. regularly vacuum the pillow through the cover (bedtick),
  2. once a year, sift the husk through a colander with large holes to get rid of litter, and wash the cover. Then, in the dried case, it will not be difficult to pour sifted buckwheat husks and continue to enjoy the ease and flowability of this pillow.

Pillows and blankets, regardless of the filler, need regular care. They need to be aired, shaken and cleaned from time to time. Do not use aggressive means and methods of purification. Only in this case, they will serve you for a long time, make your sleep better and help you maintain excellent well-being.

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Cooking blankets

Before washing the blanket in the washing machine, you must perform the following steps:

  1. Examine for holes and scuffs. Find, patch, or patch. During washing, they can break even more, and the filler will come out through the slots.
  2. A liner of quilted bedspreads serves as a padding retainer. Therefore, noticing the broken seam, mend it, otherwise the filler will become lumpy.
  3. Get rid of dust: shake, knock out, use a vacuum cleaner.
  4. Check the fabric for stains. Cover them before washing, using a stain remover suitable for this type of material. Follow the instructions.
  5. When loading into the machine, make sure that the weight of the product does not exceed the maximum allowed volume that can be washed in the machine.
  6. It is important to properly fold the blanket, forming a large "roll". So, spinning, it will be straightened, creating a uniform load on the drum, and it is easier to get it after washing in this form.
  7. To avoid lumps and slippage, put a pair of laundry or tennis balls on the machine.

Tennis Ball Blanket

Selection of washing compositions

Loose powders are best not to use, as they are poorly soluble and rinsed out, which can lead to allergies. If there is no other choice, then use a small amount of granular composition.

Powder can be poured into the drum.

Liquid washing gels (as an option, hypoallergenic for children), powdered helium capsules are the right choice.

You can use a light not too viscous and concentrated fabric softener. This will soften the fiber and give it a flavor. If only too thick rinse aid is available, and it is likely that it can be washed out badly, replace it with a few drops of essential oil.

Washing program

To clean the blankets, as well as to clean the pillows, they mostly use delicate wash modes. The choice of program depends on the specific type of filler, the color of the coating:

  1. For a colorful product, the program “Careful washing of colored fabrics” is suitable.
  2. For wool and silk - "Wool and Silk."
  3. For holofiber and sintepon - “Careful wash of synthetics”.

Best to choose delicate wash modes

If there is a "duvet" mode, use it.

Temperature conditions

The optimum temperature is determined on the basis of recommendations that can be found on the product label:

  1. Silk or woolen blankets are washed in cool or slightly warmed water up to 30–35˚С.
  2. Water of average temperatures of 35–45 ° C is suitable for almost all natural fillers: down, feather, and also flannelette, bamboo and cotton blankets.
  3. Hotter water up to 60 ° C is acceptable only for products made from synthetics and flax.

Be sure to use the Extra Rinse function.

Spin should be set to minimum speed in order to avoid lumps and filler rolling. 300-500 rpm will be enough.

Do not select too high revolutions for spinning.

At the end of the cleaning procedures, you can put a blanket in the bathroom so that the glass has excess water.

Tip!To speed up this process, press down the blanket manually.

Do not use clothesline for drying. Dry the product horizontally. Choose a shaded place with constant air circulation, ideal is a street. Under direct sunlight can only be dried in a blanket cover.

If it is not possible to dry the blanket outside, then this can be done in a well-ventilated room.

On the washer dryer, turn off the drying function. Do not resort to electric dryers such as drying cabinets. Place the thing away from heat sources: batteries, stoves, heaters.

Specificity of washing blankets with different filler

Consider some recommendations when erasing blankets with different types of fillers.

Cotton wool is not very practical material, but very warm. Its disadvantage is that it is very susceptible to pollution, it easily absorbs odors. Поэтому необходимость в стирке ватного одеяла в домашних условиях возникает часто.

Одеяло из ваты после стирки может сбиться в комочки

Чтобы постирать правильно ватное одеяло:

  1. Выберите щадящий режим.
  2. Установите нагрев воды до 40°С.
  3. Снизьте обороты отжима до 400.
  4. Выставьте дополнительное полоскание.
  5. Добавьте пару теннисных мячей.
  6. When finished, press down the blanket directly in the washing machine.
  7. Then dry in the unfolded form, constantly turning and beating.

Important!When automatic machine cleaning of the blanket with a cotton pad, be careful - cotton wool has excellent absorbent properties, so its weight will increase significantly when washing, which can significantly exceed the allowable weight. It may damage the washing machine.

Wool - fastidious material: does not like hot water, mechanical stress, twisting, strong friction.

If the machine does not have a wash mode for wool, then it is better to do it manually.

Wash a camel or a sheep blanket by installing the Wool program. If this mode is not provided in the washing machine, select “Hand wash” or “Gentle wash of delicate fabrics”.

Do not use softener. When choosing a detergent, give preference to liquid gels for the treatment of woolen fabrics:

The drum machine should be quite roomy, a blanket can take no more than 2/3 of its volume.

Turn on the extra rinse feature. In the presence of stains should be rinsed again in manual or machine mode.

The blanket should be dried as soon as possible. Day and more spent in the wet state can lead to rotting, the emergence and spread of mold fungi.

Wash downy product at a temperature not higher than 40 ° C, using the program “Duvet”.

Down should be washed at low temperatures.

Use detergent for down jackets:

To prevent the blanket at the end of the wash from becoming a concentration of lumps, put 3–4 tennis balls or special balls for washing into the car.

The cover from holofiber is quite wear-resistant, it perfectly makes washing. Wash at a temperature of no more than 50–60 ° С. At the end of the process, beat the blanket well, returning it to its former shape. For drying, you can use a tumble dryer, as well as dry it in a vertical or horizontal position, periodically whipping and turning it over.

Synthetic blankets are not picky in the wash

Synthepon blanket perfectly retains its shape when washed at 40 ° C and in delicate mode. In addition to rare washing products, you can use soft children's powder powders:

  • "Spring tenderness",
  • Babyline
  • "Eared Nyan",
  • "I was born",
  • Tide children.

The bike is not very demanding. Wash it in standard mode using a familiar detergent. It is possible to dry both in horizontal and in vertical position.


Washing swan's down does not differ from machine cleaning of an ordinary duvet:

  1. Mode - "Duvet" or "Delicate wash."
  2. Temperature - no more than 30–40 ° С.
  3. Spin turnovers - no more than 400.
  4. Washing means - gels for washing of down-padded coats.

Blanket from the material produced by the silkworm, fold, remove the gasket. Put it in several laundry bags or pillowcases.

Silk is better to wash on sparing mode.

Install the program "Silk", in the absence of use sparing modes of washing.

Use liquid detergent designed for silk type fabrics:

  • "Weasel",
  • Perwoll,
  • "Big washing",
  • Sama,
  • Dreft,
  • or washing soap solution.

Patchwork quilt

As a detergent, take a solution of shampoo or soap. Wash the patchwork product in cold or slightly heated water (up to 25 ° C). The number of revolutions for spinning should be minimal, also rinse worth at least 2 times.

The quilt needs to be washed in cold water

After rinsing, remove excess water by crushing the blanket around the perimeter. The bedding during this procedure must be in a horizontal position, otherwise you may damage the thread stitches. Next, wrap in a terry towel or blanket cover that will absorb the remnants of water. Slightly damp blanket to dry laid out on the plane.

Care instructions

Simple actions will help to keep the quality, characteristics and appearance of the blanket:

  • After sleeping, air the bed for half an hour, then just fill the bed.
  • Beat and shake the product regularly.
  • Periodically expose the item of sleeping items to long-term ventilation in the open air: at least 1-2 times a year - in the summer in hot weather (but in the shade) and in the winter in frost.
  • Temporarily not involved plaid do not store in cellophane and in a container without air.

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Rules for washing home textiles

Rules for washing home textiles - a set of recommendations that will help in any situation effectively and safely wipe off any type of fabric from stains and other contaminants.

When it comes to washing specifically home textiles, then most often it means cleaning bed linen and kitchen towels. Sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases have not been washed by hands for a long time. That's because hand washing of such volumes takes a lot of time, requires effort and in most cases is simply ineffective. It is now easier to wash bed linen in a typewriter or take textiles to dry cleaning, if the case is completely neglected.

That is why we will first analyze how to properly wash bed linen from any material in a typewriter. To do this, it is enough to adhere to the following rules:

  1. The first step is to determine the type of fabric, as is the case with any other textile. The washing temperature, mode, spin intensity and number of turns depend on the material. Of course, most often bedding is made from natural and dense materials, which are not afraid of even the most intensive mode of washing. However, it is always better to err. We determine the type of material and sort the textiles, respectively.
  2. Some housewives believe that there is nothing wrong with washing along with white linens some more light T-shirts. Although most often no consequences should be, it is better to refrain from such experiments. The fact is that the nature of the stains on bedding and everyday clothes is different. Co-washing can lead to an unexpected outcome.
  3. Having examined home textiles by type of fabric, now you need to find a suitable detergent. It can be purchased household chemicals for white and washing in a typewriter, both liquid and powder. It can also be a homemade laundry detergent. There is no fundamental difference. I would just like to note that washing baby bedding is desirable with a hypoallergenic powder.
  4. When loading a machine, you should also consider the type of material. Remember that in the wet state any fabric adds volume and weight. Do not attempt to load the drum of the machine completely; it is better to let it be half full. Washing bed linen and without that very much overloads the machine-automatic.
  5. Remember that if there are stains on the sheet or pillowcase, they must be removed beforehand. You should not trust the machine to remove such contaminants, equipment can not cope with them. Moreover, you risk increasing the stain or dyeing the entire fabric.
  6. Even new bedding must be washed before use. This is because during storage in a warehouse or store shelf, even in a package, laundry accumulates dust and dirt. Do not forget that it was also touched by strangers. That is why it is so important to wash the newly purchased laundry before using it.
  7. After washing, be sure to dry the duvet covers and sheets correctly, and then iron the fabric for additional disinfection. Only after all these manipulations can you make a bed. If you do not plan to use home textiles right away, pick up hermetic containers for storage so that all your labors don't go down the drain.

This simple rules and tips will help you in any situation to wash bedding properly. However, it is still important to know how to erase a particular type of fabric.

In the table below, we collected common types of fabric, as well as information on how to recognize the material and how to properly care for it at home.