How to Wash a Comforter

How to Wash a Comforter – The first thing you should determine is whether or not your comforter can be home laundered or if it needs to be professionally dry cleaned. Regardless of whether your comforter is down or a down alternative, such as microfiber, cotton or polyester, it is important to follow the care instructions recommended by the Manufacturer.

If the care instructions say “dry clean only”, obviously don’t try to wash it or you will damage it, and or the filling may clump up and render the comforter useless for retaining any type of warmth.

Keep in mind that it is not always possible to wash a large comforter in your home washing machine. Before attempting to wash your comforter, first determine if the comforter will fit comfortably in your home’s washer and dryer and that there is adequate room for the washer to fill with enough water to effectively and efficiently clean your comforter, this is where a little common sense should be applied. If you are attempting to launder a large comforter such as a Queen or King size comforter consider a trip to your local laundromat.


Our comforters keep us warm and cozy in bed, but it may be unsettling to know that your cozy comforter could be effecting your health. Over time your comforter will become the perfect host for breeding bacteria, fungus and dust mites. Keep in mind that dust mites are tiny, and can only be seen through a microscope.

Dust Mites feed on flakes of dead skin cells and moisture that we shed regularly as we sleep. Dust mites will survive and multiply especially well in conditions of warmth and humidity. There are approximately 100,000 to 10,000,000 dust mites in the average bed. Dust mites produce up to 20 waste particles per day, each containing a protein known to cause allergic reactions and asthma. These proteins are so light that they float when disturbed and disperse into the air.

A recent study shows that roughly 30% of the population is allergic to dust mite waste. This is why it is a good idea to wash your comforter and other bedding as often as realistically possible to ensure a healthy sleep environment. If looking to buy a new comforter consider one that will hold up to frequent laundering with out the filling clumping up.

OBS recommends the Fluffy Comfy™ Comforters with Eider Warmth™ a premium patented high-quality, hypoallergenic down-like, synthetic fill material that was developed in Japan. The patented Eider Warmth™ filling will not clump when laundered because it is a continuous hollow filament fiber that stays in tact and in place due to of the unique quilting technique used. This cozy comforter can be washed and dryed as often as you like and is available in 3 different warmth levels LIGHT, MEDIUM and ULTRA fill.