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Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Contents -

A quar­ter of peo­ple have never washed their duvet and a third of Brits haven’t re­placed their bed­ding in a decade, ac­cord­ing to re­search from The Fine Bed­ding Com­pany. Our ad­vice is to wash du­vets at least twice a year. Pil­lows should be laun­dered ev­ery other month, too.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers may sug­gest tak­ing them to the dry clean­ers, but it is pos­si­ble to wash some at home as long as your ma­chine’s ca­pac­ity is large enough. Du­vets filled with syn­thetic

fi­bres are usu­ally fine to wash at home at 60°, or as high as the care la­bel sug­gests. But check it fits in the drum and can move freely for a proper wash first. If not, you’ll need to use a laun­drette. Nat­u­ral fi­bres need to be washed with ex­treme care, so a dry cleaner is rec­om­mended.

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