It’s that wonderful time of the year, the days become longer, the sun starts to shine and we feel the desire to pencil in some social plans.
The first thing we naturally do is peel off those warm, flannel sheets. We reach into our linen cupboards and replace with light, breathable linen, so we can sleep comfortably during the warmer weather.
We’re all aware of personal hygiene and are conscious of regularly changing over our bed sheets, but what about our doonas?
Deluxe Drycleaning discuss how often you should clean your doona, so all of your bedding is fresh when you do that seasonal changeover.
Why should I wash my doona?
You’re probably thinking, why would my doona need to be washed if my quilt is covering it? Well, truth be told, your doona isn’t as clean as you think it may be. A doona which has never been washed contains dead skin, sweat, dust and bacteria… gross!
So, how often should you clean your doona? To keep your doona fresh just like the rest of your linen, it should be cleaned every few months and absolutely no longer than six.
Check manufacturer’s instructions
Before you get too excited and chuck your doona straight in the washing machine, take a good look at the manufacturer’s label. Depending on the type material your doona is made of will determine how to effectively and safely clean the doona and maintain its longevity.
It’s highly unlikely your doona will fit in your tiny washing machine without scrunching it up and causing damage. If you do manage to wash your doona at home without ruining it, the next tedious step is to dry properly!
Now, we can assure you your doona definitely won’t fit in the dryer you have at home, so it will need to be hung up on a clothesline or inside. Due to thickness and size of the doona this isn’t a quick and easy job. In the colder weather it can take days to completely dry your doona, which isn’t ideal for sleep and it’ll harbour a musky smell.
Leave it to the professionals
Taking your doona to the dry cleaners isn’t just the easiest method, but you’ll also get the best result. Dry cleaners are the professionals when it comes to cleaning doonas. They’ll check the care tag and assess the best cleaning method. Dry cleaning is gentler as it uses chemicals to clean rather than the vigorous spinning of your washing machine and detergent.
If your doona is suitable to be machine washed, your doona is in the right hands; dry cleaners have industrial sized washing machines and dryers, which are the perfect for your items like a doona. No more stuffing your doona into the washing machine at home which stresses the machine and doesn’t allow it to clean properly.
So, who do you trust with large delicate items, like a doona? Deluxe Drycleaning have over 20 years’ experience, so they have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to all things dry cleaning. Head into Deluxe Drycleaning, located in West Footscray, to have your doona looking and feeling as fresh as the rest of your linen.