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    Bit of a stupid question but! (house chores!)

    Can I wash my duvet? It's a king size one and unsure how to go about it. I don't think it would fit in the washing machine, and never tried, but it could do with washing me thinks just as it don't seem very nice never to wash it (it's not that old!)

    So how would I go about it? Or do I just need to go and buy a new one?

    Any answers to this embarrasing question would be welcome! :oops:

    I'm learning though, slowly!

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    You could always try washing it at your local laundrette - most are washable on a low heat wash (we have washed our single ones in our washing machine as they just fit - but double and king size def do not).

    We wash our pillows in the ashing machine too twice a year two fit at a time...

    launderette seems the best idea, but if its too pricey with drying ect, i recently bought a new kingsize from argos for £10!, unless of course yours is a more expnsive duvet

    use the laundrette it only costs around a fiver

    Original Poster

    Dunno where the laundrette is. I think I will just buy a new one at some point. I'll need another for when the old one is drying for 3 weeks anyway!

    Thanks for the replies.

    I was thinking maybe I could put it in the bath to soak in something or other!? That was my genius thoughts anyway!

    I have always washed our duvets, even though the older ones suggest to 'dry clean only'. We have a couple of older doubles and a new split weight (button together) king size.

    The problem with them filling the washing machine is the load becoming uneven and since most of the filling is evenly distributed they can be washed in the machine. The main problem is the feathers and down getting lumped together when wet, which is soon solved when the duvet is completely dry.

    I've found that drying, not washing, is the problem. I also give the duvet a short time in the tumble drier to make sure it's dry.

    We also have a steam cleaner which I used to freshen the duvet's once a month but nothing works better than a good old fashioned wash.:thumbsup:

    grdesign

    Dunno where the laundrette is. I think I will just buy a new one at some … Dunno where the laundrette is. I think I will just buy a new one at some point. I'll need another for when the old one is drying for 3 weeks anyway!Thanks for the replies.I was thinking maybe I could put it in the bath to soak in something or other!? That was my genius thoughts anyway!



    If it is a feather & down duvet it shouldn't take more than a day to dry outside, even if you wash it in the bath. Before we had a tumble drier I used a hair drier to make sure that the clumps of feathers and down were seperated.

    Original Poster

    I dunno what it is, don't think it would be feather though, I get allergies from it. Normal duvet?

    just a thought....can i ask that should you buy a new one, you consider donating your old one to a dog/pet rescue centre? they often need bedding and the animals dont mind if its not new i reently renewed all four lots of bedding in my house and my local centre were very happy to take the old

    unless it is washed above 60 degrees it will do no good and if anything breed more bedbugs and such like. Better to wait for a frosty day and hang it on the washing line for a few hours. The cold will kill bed bugs but you will still be sleeping in your old skin ect. Personally I would buy a new quilt. I read somewhere you should buy a new one every 2 years due to the ammount of bed bug and dead skin they pick up. steam cleaner is an other option

    sorry ment to say 60 degree or frost day kills the bed bugs and their eggs

    What a handy forum this is. I nearly broke my NEFF washer stuffing duvets inside. I wash them in the bath and then stick them on the washing line.

    sheps

    unless it is washed above 60 degrees it will do no good and if anything … unless it is washed above 60 degrees it will do no good and if anything breed more bedbugs and such like. Better to wait for a frosty day and hang it on the washing line for a few hours. The cold will kill bed bugs but you will still be sleeping in your old skin ect. Personally I would buy a new quilt. I read somewhere you should buy a new one every 2 years due to the ammount of bed bug and dead skin they pick up. steam cleaner is an other option



    Thanks for the tip about hanging them out on a frosty day. Will do just that if winter ever arrives. :thumbsup:

    Don't worry about it. If it's not very old and you haven't had any nasty accidents on it it will be fine. Just wash the cover regularly.
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