As the weather warms up it’s time to pack away the fleecy sheets and doona until next winter. Before storing your doona away for the summer, many of us like to give it a thorough clean.
There are many tips, tricks and proven ways to clean a doona, but did you know you may be able to wash your doona in a washing machine? Read on to learn 5 tips to consider when washing your doona in a washing machine including:
- Check cleaning recommendations on the tag
- Use the right sized washing machine
- Use a delicate or gentle cycle
- Wash in cool water
- Dry on the line or in a dryer at a low temperature
Check cleaning recommendations on the tag
The tag on a doona will have cleaning recommendations. It is crucial these are followed. If not, you may ruin your doona. Doonas can be filled with different materials including feathers, microfibre, cotton or wool. These materials will determine the best care for your doona when cleaning.
Use the right sized washing machine
Small doonas may be able to be washed in a domestic washing machine while large doonas may need a commercial sized machine. There should be enough room in the washing machine for your doona, the laundry soap and water to freely move around.
Use a delicate or gentle cycle
The cleaning advice on the tag will give recommendations however general speaking if washing your doona in a washing machine a delicate or gentle cycle is ideal. Doing so can reduce the risk of damaging your doona during the wash cycle.
Wash in cool water
The cleaning advice on the tag of your doona should be followed however cool water is generally ideal when washing a doona in a washing machine. As you are washing in cool water, you may choose to add a disinfectant to kill any germs however be sure to read the cleaning advice on the tag.
Dry on the line or in a dryer at a low temperature
Hang your doona on your washing line to dry. As doonas are normally quite thick it may take a full day or two in the sun to dry properly. If the cleaning advice on the tag indicates that drying your doona in a clothes dryer is allowed then be sure to use a dryer big enough and use a low temperature. A domestic dryer will probably not be sufficiently sized, so a commercial sized large dryer could be ideal.
Wash your doona at Washing Well Laundrette or Plaza Laundrette in Bunbury
Laundry Services Bunbury have two conveniently located laundromats in Bunbury. Both locations have a variety of size washing machines that are immaculately maintained, with optional cycles to wash delicate items.
Call in and speak to our team at Plaza Laundrette on Spencer Street or Washing Well Laundrette on Ommaney Street in Bunbury or call and discuss your laundry needs today on 0427 506 508.