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How to wash blankets? Here are some simple care you can do at home

In this article, we describe how to wash blankets at home.

As the weather gets warmer, blankets are being used less and less.

In this article, we describe how to wash blankets at home.

Can I wash my blanket?

how to wash blankets
how to wash blankets

Most blankets are made of polyester or acrylic. These materials are said to be durable and do not suffer damage when washed in the washing machine. On the other hand, many “wool” and “cashmere” blankets cannot be washed in water, so care should be taken.

First of all, check the washing instructions before washing the blanket.

Basic knowledge of washing blankets

Basic knowledge of washing blankets
Here is how to wash blankets.


Use a washing machine.

Blankets that can be used in a washing machine should be washed as any other garment.

Remove small debris and dirt.

If there are hairs, food residues, or other debris on the blanket, remove them before washing.

In particular, “polyester” and “acrylic” are synthetic fibers, so they are prone to static electricity from friction, dust tends to stick to them, and lint balls can easily form.

Pre-wash any visible stains.

Pre-wash in advance” obvious stains such as mud and food spills because they won’t come out if left as is in the washing machine.

You can either apply detergent directly to the stain and massage it in with your hands, or put it in water with detergent dissolved in it for 15-30 minutes to make the stain easier to remove. Please note that prolonged soaking may cause the color to fade.

Wash on a hand wash course.

Wash blankets on a course that cleans delicate materials, such as a hand wash course, as this will reduce damage to the blanket material. Fold the blanket so that the stained side is on the outside and place it in the laundry net to prevent it from losing its shape.

To obtain a fluffy effect, use a DAILY CONDITIONER/fabric softener.

Dry in a well-ventilated area.

Dry in a well-ventilated area. Use a clothesline to spread the clothes out to dry.


Hand wash

Hand washing is recommended for favorite blankets and for blankets that you want to reduce pain.

Remove small dirt and debris

Use your hands or a tumbler to remove visible dirt.

Pre-wash any visible dirt.

Use a wash basin or other basin to gently push the wash.

Prepare a basin large enough to fully accommodate the blanket (or tub, etc.).

Dissolve an appropriate amount of daily soap/clothing detergent in the basin, then soak the blanket and push wash.

The trick is to gently push wash the blanket so that the dirt is dissolved.

After about 20 repetitions of light push washing, rinse the blanket with water 2-3 times.

At this point, be careful not to scrub too hard as this will damage the fabric.

Add fabric softener.

After rinsing, fill the washing machine again with clean water, add the appropriate amount of fabric softener and agitate by hand.

Allow the fabric to soak for 2 to 3 minutes and then gently wring out the water before spinning.


To spin in the washing machine, place the clothes in the washing net and spin for 20 to 30 seconds. Be careful not to spin too much, as the longer it takes, the more stress it puts on the fabric.

If you are not using the washing machine, use a washcloth to “dry” the clothes.

Place the top and bottom of the towel between two large washcloths and press the towel from above to remove moisture.

Dry in a well-ventilated area.

When using a washing machine, spread it out to dry in a well-ventilated area.

What should I not do when washing?

Chemical fibers such as acrylic and polyester are heat sensitive, so it is never recommended to put them in the dryer to fluff them up.

Excessive use of fabric softener is also counterproductive. It can cause darkening and an unpleasant odor, so don’t do it.

How often should I care for them?

What should I not do when washing
Since blankets are in direct contact with the skin for a small amount of time and area, you can usually wash them every few months; at the end of the season, before putting them away, one wash is sufficient. If you use it every day of the year, try to wash it at every change of season.

The most frequent care you’ll want to do, if possible, is to brush it regularly, as these items tend to accumulate dust. Brushing it helps to keep the item clean by reducing dust and hairballs.


how to clean blankets
In this article, we have covered how to clean blankets.

Check the laundry label and for blankets that cannot be washed, wash them at the end of the season before putting them in the closet to keep them clean.

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