Whether you have down-filled comforters, sleeping bags, winter jackets, pillows, or all of these, the right laundry steps to wash your bed linen and such will ensure they stay silky soft and freshly scented.
- Check labels to be sure your down goods can be machine-washed. Check pillow and bedding seams for durability, and mend any shaky seams. For washing waterproof coats, fasten all zippers and empty pockets.
- Choose a normal wash and spin cycle (unless otherwise noted by the care label), and add a detergent like Ariel Power Gel freshness of Downy Passion.
- Submerge items when washer is half full and balance the load by adding a few like-colored towels. Stop the washer occasionally to press air from items.
- Tumble dry on low. (Always check care label for drying instructions before you start, to be sure that your fabrics can be machine dried and at what temperature.)