How often should you wash your sheets and duvet?

How often should you wash your sheets and duvet?

We often receive questions about the ideal way to wash sheets and bedding. From washing frequency and detergents to programs and temperatures, we’ve got all the answers in this blog post.

Bed linen: washing frequency and temperature to wash your bed and bath sheets

For optimum hygiene, you should ideally wash your duvet cover and pillowcases every one to two weeks. Of course, this is an approximation, and above all, it depends on each person. Indeed, if you sweat a lot during the night or are allergic to dust mites, for example, it’s best to wash them more frequently (once a week).

At Kalani, we recommend washing bed linen once a week. If you follow this washing frequency, you may be satisfied with a 30°C wash. There will be fewer stains requiring higher temperatures. If you’re allergic to dust mites, choose a 60°C program.

For bath linens, our advice is to wash them more frequently because of the moisture they contain. After four uses, for example, and at least once a week. But again, this may vary according to use, environment, or whether the bath linen is left on a towel warmer every day.

Down and feather bedding: daily use for greater comfort

Here are a few tips on the daily use of natural bedding.

To ensure maximum comfort and durability, we recommend that you take your products (comforter, pillow, mattress topper) out of their storage bag at least 24 hours before first use, so that they regain their initial swelling. Shake your down cover daily when you make your bed to ensure that the down and feathers are evenly distributed. Similarly, tap your down pillow daily to restore its perfect shape and plumpness. Every two months, tumble-dry your pillows for 30 minutes, even without washing them, with two or three dryer balls or tennis balls to maintain their plumpness.

As for down mattresses, it’s advisable to shake or tap them at least every 15 days to distribute the down and feathers evenly and restore their plumpness. You should also reverse the direction of your duvet and mattress topper at least once every 15 days, ideally every week (when you wash your sheets, for example), to ensure even distribution of the filling. Kalani bedding comes with a directional label to make this task easier.

On sunny days, air your comforter and mattress topper (without sheets) for a few hours by laying them between two chairs or by the window, whenever possible, and at least three times a year. Avoid hanging them on a clothesline to prevent the filling from settling.

Down and feather bedding: washing frequency, detergents, temperature to wash your comforter, mattress topper and pillows?

Let’s now cover the ideal way to wash bedding. Recommendations for the care of natural bedding differ from those for sheets. We’ll help you find out how to wash your comforter, pillows and mattress topper. Of course, we’ll also cover the question of drying, which is essential when it comes to natural down and feather bedding.

To maintain your bedding, we recommend washing it once a year, following the washing instructions if you do it yourself. You can also entrust it to a professional. If done properly, this annual wash will restore your bedding’s lightness and plumpness.

Kalani-home natural tempered warm duvet (200 gr/m²) can be laundered in a 15 kg drum machine. Kalani natural summer duvet (100 gr/m²) can be machine-washed or laundered in a laundromat with a minimum 6-7 kg drum machine. Pillows should be washed in a drum machine of at least 5 kg. Because of their volume, we recommend that mattress toppers be entrusted to a professional.

For washing temperatures, please refer to the product label. Although bedding can be washed at 60°C from time to time, it is preferable to wash at 30°-40°C, which is just as effective, but more respectful of textiles, the environment and… your wallet!

Use a mild, liquid detergent in a quantity four times smaller than that used for a normal washing machine, as the detergent is only needed to wash the fabric of the bedding’s outer shell – the inner filling only needs aeration, no detergent. For bedding with natural fillings, a “special wool” detergent will preserve volume and suppleness. Finally, for rinsing, 5 or 6 cycles are required to remove the detergent from the filling.

After washing your down comforter, down pillows or down mattress topper, it’s essential to dry them thoroughly and immediately. Use a tumble dryer on a synthetic or delicate program, and tumble for at least four hours, or until the bedding is completely dry. It’s crucial that your comforter, pillow or mattress topper is perfectly dry to avoid mold formation! Drying flat or hanging should be avoided, as it will create clumps of down and feathers which, if not aired, will mildew and give off an unpleasant odor.

Our little tips for optimal drying: weigh your duvet or pillows (by putting them in their storage bag beforehand) before washing them and make sure they have the same weight when they come out of the tumble dryer. Also use two or three dryer balls or tennis balls in the drum to help restore the plumpness of the bedding.

If you make a mistake and don’t dry natural bedding properly after washing, and as a result it starts to mildew and smell, don’t worry, it’s not a disaster! Repeat the entire washing process, following the drying instructions to the letter. This way, you’ll get your bedding back.

We hope this blog post helped you to understand the ideal way to wash sheets and bedding. From washing frequency and detergents to programs and temperatures, we have covered it all!

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