Caring for your Goose Down Bedding - The Ultimate Guide

Protecting Your Comforter and Pillow

First and foremost, the best thing you can do to care for your goose down comforter and pillow is to get a quality cover to protect it. A duvet cover is a must when it comes to protecting your comforter, as it will help keep it clean and protected from dirt, dust, and body oils. LINK Likewise, a quality pillow cover can help keep your pillow protected from the same dirt, dust, and body oils that can soil it. If your bedding is well protected with a quality cover, washing is only necessary every few years.

Shake and air out

If your bedding needs to be freshened up, you can take off the duvet cover or pillowcase and shake it out weekly, or hang it on a line for a while to air out.

Washing Your Bedding

If an accident happens and you get a spill on your bedding, you can spot treat the spill with a gentle detergent or cleanser and a small amount of water. If you feel you need to wash your comforter or pillow, do not dry clean it. Dry cleaning is too harsh and abrasive for the delicate down. Instead, you should wash it in a large capacity washer that does not have an agitator. When washing your bedding, it is important to wash it in lukewarm water with a gentle detergent. After the washing process is complete, you should take it out of the washer and gently squeeze any excess water out of your bedding. You can line dry it or put it in a large capacity dryer, taking care that you put it on the lowest setting. It can take a while for your comforter or pillow to dry on a low setting, so you may add some clean towels to the load to help soak up additional moisture as well. Never spin-dry your goose down bedding. We always recommend to rather take your down bedding to your local cleaners and let them know that you are looking to get it professionally laundered, not dry cleaned.

Storing Your Bedding

If you need to store your goose down bedding at any time, make sure it is in a well-ventilated area and that it is put in storage while completely dry to avoid mildew. Be sure your pillow or comforter is not compressed, which will damage the down’s loftiness and integrity.

With the appropriate care outlined above, you can enjoy your investment in high-quality goose down bedding for years to come.