Care Guide for Duvet Covers: How To Wash and Store

February 19, 2023

Duvet covers are an essential bedding item that can completely change the look and feel of your bedroom. From cotton to linen, duvet covers come in a range of materials that require specific care to maintain their quality. Improper care can lead to shrinking, fading, or even damage to the fabric. If you want to keep your duvet covers looking and feeling great, it's essential to follow the proper washing and storing methods. In this guide, we'll provide you with some essential tips on how to wash and store your duvet covers, so you can always have a clean, soft, and stylish duvet cover on your bed.


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The Right Way To Wash Duvet Covers

Washing Duvet Covers
Duvet covers are essential for keeping your comforter clean and in good condition. Here are the steps to wash your duvet cover:
Machine Washing

  1. Before washing, make sure to check the care label on the duvet cover. If the cover is machine washable, it will be indicated on the label.
  2. Remove the duvet cover from the comforter and shake off any loose dirt or debris.
  3. Sort the duvet cover with similar colors and wash with a mild detergent on a gentle cycle.
  4. Use warm water if you are trying to remove stains, but use cold water for the rinse cycle to prevent the colors from fading.
  5. If the duvet cover is heavily soiled or stained, add a small amount of stain remover to the wash cycle.
  6. Once the wash cycle is finished, remove the duvet cover promptly from the washing machine.
  7. Hang the duvet cover or lay it flat to air dry.
  8. If you need to use a dryer, select the low heat or delicate cycle to avoid shrinking and fading. Add some dryer balls to help fluff and soften the cover.
  1. If the care label says "hand wash only" or if you prefer to handwash, fill a sink or basin with cool or warm water and add a small amount of mild detergent.
  2. Submerge the duvet cover in the water and gently scrub it with your hands to distribute the soap.
  3. Rinse the duvet cover thoroughly under running water to remove all the soap.
  4. Squeeze out the excess water gently and reshape the duvet cover if necessary.
  5. Hang or lay the duvet cover flat to air dry.
Dry Cleaning
If the care label on your duvet cover says "Dry Clean Only," take it to a professional dry cleaner. Do not attempt to wash it at home as it may damage the fabric or color.

How Often To Wash Duvet Covers

Duvet covers are used to protect the duvet and can absorb sweat, oils, and dead skin cells. They should be washed every 1-2 months to prevent the buildup of dirt and bacteria and to maintain hygiene.

The Right Way To Store Duvet Covers

How to Fold Duvet Covers

  1. Lay the duvet cover flat, with the opening facing up.
  2. Fold the duvet cover in half, bringing the top edge down to the bottom edge.
  3. Fold the duvet cover in half again, bringing the left edge to the right edge.
  4. Smooth out any wrinkles or creases.

Expert Advice for Maintaining The Quality Of Your Duvet Covers

To keep duvet covers in top shape, it's important to follow some practical tips. First, always check the care label instructions before washing to ensure the cover is machine washable. When washing, it's best to sort the covers with similar colors to avoid color bleeding and wash them with a mild detergent on a gentle cycle. If the cover is heavily soiled or stained, adding a small amount of stain remover can help. Using cold water for the rinse cycle can prevent fading. Washing clothes inside out can also help protect printed or embroidered designs. It's best to air dry duvet covers to avoid shrinkage or damage to the fabric. Investing in mesh bags or a proper drying rack can help reduce wear and tear during the washing and drying process. Finally, following the care label instructions is crucial for maintaining the quality and longevity of the duvet cover.


Just a friendly reminder that this care guide for duvet covers only provides general advice. Your duvet covers may have specific care requirements based on its material, style, and manufacturer instructions, so always check the care label before washing or storing it. If you're unsure about anything, it's always best to consult a professional cleaner. Please note that the author of this guide is not responsible for any damages or losses resulting from the use or misuse of any information from this blog.

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