Dos and don’ts of washing weighted blankets with glass beads
5 step guide to washing weighted blanket with glass beads
Check the care label
Before washing your weighted blanket, always consult the manufacturer’s care instructions to ensure you follow the recommended cleaning methods for the specific materials and construction of your blanket.
Prepare the blanket
Remove any removable duvet covers or outer layers, as these can often be washed separately. If your blanket has only a few spots or stains, consider spot cleaning with a mild detergent and water to avoid unnecessary washing.
Load the washing machine
Place the weighted blanket into a large capacity washer to prevent overloading. If you do not have access to a large capacity washer, you may need to take your blanket to a laundromat. Add a mild detergent and set the washer to a gentle cycle with cold water.
Dry the blanket
After the washing cycle is complete, remove the blanket from the washer. If the care instructions allow for machine drying, use a low heat setting. Alternatively, you can air dry the blanket by laying it flat on a clean surface or hanging it up, avoiding direct sunlight to prevent fabric fading.
Inspect and maintain
Once the blanket is dry, inspect it for any signs of wear or damage, such as loose seams, and repair them as needed. Consider using a removable duvet cover to protect your weighted blanket, reducing the need for frequent washing and prolonging its lifespan. Regularly check and follow the care instructions to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your weighted blanket with glass beads.
Can I machine wash my weighted blanket with glass beads?
Yes, you can typically machine wash a weighted blanket with glass beads. However, it is crucial to check the manufacturer’s care instructions before washing, as different materials may require specific cleaning methods. If machine washing is allowed, use a gentle cycle with cold water and a mild detergent in a large-capacity washer.
How often should I wash my weighted blanket with glass beads?
The frequency of washing your weighted blanket depends on personal preference and usage. Generally, you should wash it every few months or as needed when it becomes soiled or stained. To reduce the need for frequent washing, consider using a removable duvet cover that can be easily removed and cleaned.
Can I tumble dry my weighted blanket with glass beads?
You might be able to tumble dry your weighted blanket with glass beads if the care instructions permit it. If allowed, use a low heat setting to avoid damaging the fabric or the glass beads. Alternatively, you can air dry the blanket by laying it flat or hanging it up, avoiding direct sunlight to prevent fading. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for drying your specific weighted blanket.
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