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Why you should wash your winter doona!

It’s just about time to put away the winter doona; but rather than just folding it up and storing it away, it’s best to make sure it fresh and clean first. Here’s why.

November 10, 2023

Dust and allergens

Over the winter, your cozy doona has been doing an excellent job of keeping you warm, but it has also been collecting dust, pet hair (if you have pets, obviously), and all kinds of allergens. Giving it a good wash helps get rid of all that stuff.

Stale smells

We love snuggling up during the cold months, but our faithful doonas can develop stale odours from prolonged use. A good wash will freshen it up and ensure it's ready for the next winter.

Prevent mould and mildew

If you store a damp quilt, it can turn into a breeding ground for mould and mildew, and nobody wants that! A clean and dry quilt is much less likely to suffer from these unwanted guests.

Longevity

Proper care can extend its life. Washing it before storing it away for the summer helps maintain the fabric's quality, keeping it soft and cosy for many winters to come.

Check the label

Before you dive in, check the care label on your quilt. It will guide you on the best way to wash it.

Mild detergent

Use a mild detergent to avoid any harsh chemicals that could harm the fabric or your skin.

Rinse thoroughly

Make sure you rinse your quilt thoroughly to remove all the soap residue.

Store it safely

Once it's dry, store your quilt in a cool, dry place in a breathable fabric bag or a cotton pillowcase.

Avoid plastic bags as they can trap moisture.

And if your washing machine isn’t big enough to take your doona – visit your local laundromat for super large washing machines and tumble dryers with plenty of room!

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