The filling inside the bean bag can become damaged and clump together, ruining the bean bag’s shape and comfort. In such cases, it is advisable to avoid machine washing and instead opt for spot cleaning with a damp cloth and mild detergent. For heavily soiled bean bags, it is recommended to take them to a professional cleaner.
FAQs of washing a bean bag in the washing machine
How do I wash the cover of my bean bag?
If your bean bag cover is machine washable, you can wash it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle with mild detergent. Be sure to remove any filling from the bean bag before washing the cover.
Can I dry my bean bag cover in the dryer?
Check the care label for instructions on drying your bean bag cover. Some covers may be machine dried, while others should be air-dried to avoid shrinkage or damage.
Can I spot clean my bean bag?
Yes, you can spot clean your bean bag with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Be sure to test the cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area of the bean bag first to avoid damaging the fabric.
Should I take my heavily soiled bean bag to a professional cleaner?
Yes, if your bean bag is heavily soiled, it is recommended to take it to a professional cleaner. Attempting to clean it yourself could damage the fabric or filling, and a professional cleaner will have the expertise and equipment to clean it properly.
How often should I wash my bean bag?
The frequency with which you should wash your bean bag depends on how often it is used and how soiled it gets. If your bean bag is used frequently and is exposed to spills, stains, and pet hair, you may need to wash it more often. A good rule of thumb is to wash the cover at least once every few months to keep it clean and fresh. However, if your bean bag is not heavily used or soiled, you may be able to go longer between washes. Be sure to check the care label for specific washing instructions and recommendations.