After the winter, when the season is changed, the duvet on the bed must be carefully stored and stored. How to arrange it to take up little space and protect it from humidity and dust? Here are many useful tips on how to arrange the duvet after the cold season, from washing to drying, passing through the tips on how to fold it.
The duvet on the bed, padded and warm, it is a great ally during the winter season but becomes a clutter when temperatures rise. The duvet (or duvet) is in fact rather difficult to arrange during the change of season and there are many doubts that can arise regarding its conservation.
Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks to keep in mind to store the duvet taking up little space – need shared by anyone with a rather small house – and to preserve it from harmful external agents like dust and humidity that risk ruining it.
Let’s try to understand together how to fix the duvet after winter, how to fold it but also how to wash it to the best.
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How to wash the duvet on the bed
Before storing the duvet who kept us company all winter, it is essential to wash it well. The ideal would be to bring a duvet in a professional laundry, but following some precautions good results can also be achieved at home. We advise you to always follow the instructions on the label in detail, but in principle the duvet he gets washed by hand or in the washing machine.
The latter option is certainly the most comfortable. The washing machine must have a capacity of at least 10 kg to wash the duvet in the best possible way: if you have washing machines with a significantly lower load, we advise you to proceed by hand. If, on the other hand, the capacity is the right one, be sure to wash the duvet at a temperature never higher than 30 degrees. By doing so, you will manage not to damage the external fabrics or the padding.
Many washing machines have a specific program for duvets and quilts, but a program for delicates with cold water may also be suitable for the purpose. Do not use aggressive detergent and always remember the fabric softener.
Pay attention to drying before storing the duvet
The duvet, once washed, it must be dried and then stored for the change of season. This phase is very important: if the duvet is laid when it is not yet perfectly dry, in fact, it can be subject to the formation of unpleasant odors and molds.
To let it dry completely, opt for using a dryer. Alternatively, let the duvet on the bed dry in the air, shaking it from time to time.
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You will notice that the duvet is completely dry by its smell: self it has an unpleasant smell, it means that in some places it is still wet and that the time has not come to fix it to send it “into hibernation”.
Where and how to store the duvet
At this point, after having allowed the duvet to dry well, it is possible to proceed and put it away for the following winter. But where to store the duvets (also called duvets) and how to fold them best? What are the smartest ways to keep them and not let them spoil? Essentially there are two, to choose from depending on your needs and preferences.
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Vacuum-packed to save space
That of DIY vacuum duvet it is a habit that is now taking hold since this method is practical, fast and advantageous especially for those with little space available. We proceed by first folding the duvet, making sure that the padding is well distributed, e put it back in the vacuum bag. Using the smaller nozzle of the vacuum cleaner, all the air present in the bag is sucked in through the valve and then closed again.
The duvet will take up very little space: you can place it under the bed – if you have a bed with storage – or in any wardrobe, paying attention to choose obviously a dry place. Vacuum bags are also easily found in the supermarket and online, which is why this technique is really practicable by anyone.
Folded in a breathable packaging
As anticipated, the vacuum it’s not the only option to keep in mind. Indeed, it is good to say that according to some it is not the best way to store the duvet, especially when it comes to a real goose down duvet. The risk, indeed, is that fabric and padding can attract mites or, even worse, favor the proliferation of bacteria due to poor air exchange.
An alternative is to store the duvet in its original case, usually breathable, or – as long as space is not a problem – in a breathable cotton sack. The passage of air allows the feathers not to be damaged and to be preserved at their best until the next use.
Both in this type of packaging and in vacuum bags, it is possible add special perfumers for linen, so that the duvet is fresh and fragrant for winter.
How to fold the duvet in a small space
There are many tutorials online who teach how to fold duvets (or duvets) so that they take up very little space, practically that occupied by a pillow.
Let’s summarize the steps:
- spread out the duvet on the bed and make a fold of the flap closest to us;
- fold the flap to your own left lengthwise;
- fold the flap to your own right, obtaining a long strip;
- make a few more folds along the strip obtained, obtaining a square;
- to finish folding everything, create a sort of pocket on one of the corners, as if to insert the rest of the duvet.
How to fix the duvet after winter: pictures and photos
Did our advice on how to arrange your duvet after winter seem useful to you? In the photo gallery below you will find all the main steps summarized by images and other interesting ideas.