There’s no better feeling than looking at freshly mopped floors. They really stand out and have your entire home looking polished – the same goes for wiping down a messy bench top. From a young age we are taught about germs and the need to sanitise, wash and replace things frequently. This keeps us healthy and avoids us getting sick by being exposed to bacteria and lots of other nasties.
We make a conscious effort to wash our bed linen often, but what about our quilts? We use our quilts to sleep every single night, so, when you really think about it, there’s no shock that an unwashed quilt harbours sweat, dead skin, dust and bacteria. Deluxe Drycleaning will discuss whether you should wash or dry-clean a quilt to keep your quilt clean and comfy.
How often should you clean your quilt
Even though quilts are considered to be delicate and things can go wrong if washed incorrectly that doesn’t mean you should completely avoid washing them altogether. This is especially true if you carry your quilt around the house, so you can cosy up on the couch and enjoy some Netflix.
How often you need to wash your quilt depends on whether you’re using a top sheet. If you’re guilty of skipping the top sheet when making your bed, your quilt will need to be washed more frequently. Most quilts need to be washed at least every 2-3 months to keep them nice and clean.
Challenges of washing a quilt
There’s no denying our quilts need to be washed frequently, but that doesn’t mean stuffing them into our washing machine on a regular cycle and hoping for the best. Machine washing is much more aggressive than dry cleaning, meaning you’re more at risk of colour fade, stitching becoming loose, damaging the fabric and reducing the quilt’s longevity and comfort.
Challenges of drying a quilt at home
If you manage to wash your quilt at home without damaging it, the next step is to attempt to dry it. A quilt is large and heavy, meaning it’s going to take up a lot of room, and time to successfully dry it. It could even take over a day in winter, meaning you’ll have nothing to sleep in that evening. Definitely not ideal!
Dry cleaning a quilt
Dry cleaners specialise in cleaning delicate, tricky items and are the go-to when needing to freshen up your bed quilt. Dry cleaning is a much gentler cleaning method than tradition washing, so you’re less likely to damage your beloved quilt.
You’re probably thinking you’re quilt is well overdue for a thorough clean. So, who do you trust with your nightly linen? Deluxe Drycleaning, Melbourne’s leading dry cleaning professionals. With over 20 years of experience, they specialise in dry cleaning linen, wedding dresses, delicate garments, clothing alterations and can even pick up and deliver to your home or office, for busy people on the go. Pop into their West Footscray facilities today.