do you wash your comforter yourself or take it for drycleaning house?

@Bebs08 (10690)
United States
November 3, 2008 10:00pm CST
I do wash some of our comforters myself. I just dump it in the washing machine but sometimes it is hard because the comforter is too thick and the machine has having a hard time moving. We have a comforter that never been wash and we just keep it. It is newly bought. We just used it during winter a year ago and we keep it. We did not wash or dry clean it. I never check also if it is still good today. did you experience keeping comforter without being dry cleaned or wash? LOL am sure they are not that dirty.. because we have no dust here and we also have sheets or blanket underneath the comforter when we use it. Do you usually dry clean your thick comforters? I just want to know your idea about this.
3 responses
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I do wash our comforter because like what you said it's not very dirty yet. As long as I can do it myself I don't let others do it.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Well, I can do it myself but our machine is not that good to accommodate a big comforter like what we have. I will just try to put it in the dryer and see the result.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
24 Nov 08
You still have to clean it at least once a year, even if you use sheets underneath or a blanket. Body soil still gets into the comforter and dust mites will be there, even if you keep a clean house (just inevitable). I stuff ours into the laundry machine. We have a high capacity one. Then I line-dry them. We also have one with dawn-feathers in it. I don't wash that but bring it to the cleaners. I suppose I could use one of those dry-cleaning kits and get it done that way, but I don't want to ruin it and have things clump together. It's not that expensive. Last year I paid $10 to have it cleaned before I stored it.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Oh!! thanks for the advice, I plan to buy a dry cleaning kit. I did not experience using that but I want to try it anyway. I did not inquire how much is the charge for dry cleaning but I think it is more than $10 if it is that thick as what I have now.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I wash all our blankets, quilts and comforter's myself. In fact I just did it yesterday. I have a heavy duty washer so it's not a big deal and I just do one at a time. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND TRUST IN GOD**[/b]
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
25 Nov 08
oh!! good for you because you have a heavy duty washer, mine is not.. so, I have to take it to the cleaner, but I did try to put it in the dryer now.. LOL