Before you toss that oversized comforter in the trash, think again. You may not be able to wash it in your home washer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t clean it at all. In fact, cleaning a comforter too big for the washer is fairly easy as long as you follow these steps and invest in the right tools. You don’t need an expensive specialist cleaner to make your oversized comforter fit for the company again. A large comforter doesn’t have to be an unappealing piece of furniture. With some determination and elbow grease, your oversized comforter can look new again. Read on to learn about how to clean a comforter too big for the washer and keep it from growing musty until you are ready to use it again.
How To Clean Comforter Too Big For Washer?
1. Get a towel
Towels are useful in many ways, but the most important thing is that they are absorbent. You will need to soak up all the moisture and oils from your comforter. This can be done by laying your comforter on a towel and leaving it there for 24 hours. A towel is also useful for convenience purposes if you have children who want to play with it. If you don’t want them to get their hands dirty, then use a separate towel as a barrier between your children and the comforter.
2. Put detergent in the washing machine
You will need some detergent to clean your oversized comforter, but don’t put too much or it will ruin the fabric of the comforter or stain it. Detergent that is safe for washers is important because some cleaners can cause damage to your clothes and other fabrics if they aren’t designed for washing machines. Choose detergent designed specifically for washing machines and follow this simple formula: 1 part detergent to 10 parts water with agitation cycles of 40 minutes each or longer. Your oversized comforter should come out smelling fresh and clean after only one cycle in the washer, so simply increase the amount of detergent you use during subsequent washings until you achieve this result every time you wash your oversized comforter in the washer.
3. Pre-wash before adding clothes
If you have stains from blood, food, or other substances on your oversized comforter that you want to remove before you wash it, then pre-wash the comforter before you put it in the washer. This will help you remove any stains that may have seeped into the fabric of the comforter during its lifetime. You can also use a pre-wash cycle to clean and disinfect your oversized comforter. If you are using a pre-wash cycle with your washer, add 1 cup of vinegar to every load of laundry in order to keep mold and mildew at bay.
4. Dry your oversized comforter properly
Drying your oversized comforter properly is essential for maintaining its quality and keeping it from becoming musty or mildewed. Use a dryer sheet to get rid of odors from sweat, oils from skin, or lingering smells from food or other substances on the comforter. Dryers are useful for more than just drying clothes, so include them in your laundry routine if possible by setting them on low heat with no heat settings and turning off the dryer after only 2 minutes (or as long as possible).
5. Store bulky items properly
If you have other large items in your home besides an oversized comforter that will take up space in your washer, then make sure they are stored properly so they don’t become matted down or damaged while they sit unused at home. You should store these items in a closet or other place that is not next to your washer and dryer and that is accessible to you when you need to use them.
6. Use your washer properly
If you are using a front-loading washing machine, then use the “Delicate” setting. If you are using an electric dryer, then use the “Air Dry” setting. You can also wash your oversized comforter in a front-loading washer with a pre-wash cycle, but it will take longer than the normal cycle so plans accordingly. You should also run cold water before running it through the washer to prevent damage to your oversized comforter if it gets caught in the washing machine’s agitator or drum.
7. Use the right detergent
You can use any type of detergent that you prefer when washing your oversized comforter, but you should use a detergent specifically designed for delicates. You should also use warm or hot water when washing your oversized comforter so it will not shrink in size while it is being washed.
8. Wash your oversized comforter on the gentle cycle
You should wash your oversized comforter on a gentle cycle to prevent damage to it and because it will take longer than normal to dry. Do not wash more than one piece of clothing at a time in order to avoid getting them tangled together. If you do have multiple pieces of clothing, then you can wash them together by putting them in the same load of laundry and separating them after they have been washed (such as by hanging them up separately or folding them). You should also wait until all of the water has been drained from your oversized comforter before removing it from the washer and drying it properly so that none of its fibers are damaged or destroyed.
What Is The Advantage Of Using Comforter?
1. Comforters are extremely durable
Comforters are made of a very durable material which makes them very resistant to wear and tear and they are also resistant to fading. This is because the materials that they are made with are both light and soft so they will not feel rough against the skin. This is why comforters can last for up to a decade or more if you take proper care of them.
2. Comforters come in many different styles, colors, and sizes
Comforters come in many different styles, colors, and sizes which allows you and your family to have a wide selection of comforters that will fit your needs. You can choose from decorative comforters made from various materials such as satin or sateen that have a floral print on them or you can choose from plain comforters made from cotton or silk. You can also choose from down comforter sets that have hypoallergenic down fillings inside of them for even greater comfort so you do not have to worry about allergies while sleeping on them at night.
3. Comforter sets allow you to save money
You should be able to save money by purchasing a set of twin-sized comforter sets instead of having to purchase one large-sized set every year as well as purchasing two-bed sheets instead of just one sheet every year because it is more economical when it comes to buying bedding items since you will be able to get two sheets within the same amount of money that you would have spent if you had purchased just one sheet.
What Is The Disadvantage Of Using Comforter?
1. Comforters are not that warm
Comforters are not that warm so they will not be able to keep you warm if it is very cold outside. This is because they do not have any type of inner lining so they will not be able to trap in the heat that your body generates while sleeping on them. Comforters also do not have any type of insulation in them which means that they will not be able to trap the heat generated by your body and keep you warm at night.
2. Comforters are not that durable
Comforters are not that durable because they are made from a very fragile material that has been used for many years and it is susceptible to being damaged by even the slightest of scratches and rips. This means that if you do not take proper care of your comforter then you will be able to damage it and it will not be able to be used anymore as it is quite fragile. Also, comforters have a tendency to shrink over time which means they won’t fit your bed properly anymore or they can have an uneven shape due to them shrinking over time. Also, the material is prone to fading over time and this means you will need to replace your comforter every year or two due to them losing their color after prolonged use.
When it comes to cleaning a comforter, you need to be prepared to put in some work. The best approach is to start by vacuuming it to remove any dust or loose skin cells. If the comforter is exceptionally dirty, you might also want to use a stain remover. You can then wash the comforter with a small amount of detergent and finish it off by drying it in the sun. Before you know it, your comforter will be as clean as new and ready for company!