How to Store Comforters Long-Term


Properly preparing comforters for long-term storage keeps them clean until you are ready to unpack and use them again. Appropriate storage conditions also extend the life of the comforters, keeping them mold-free and protecting their fibers. When you are ready to use a comforter again, it will smell and look as fresh and clean as the day you stored it.

Things You'll Need

  • Breathable storage bag
  • Wash the comforter according to its care label. The materials used in its construction determine washing instructions.

  • Dry the comforter thoroughly according to its specific care instructions.

  • Place the comforter in its storage bag if it came with one and you still have it. Use a breathable alternative such as a cotton bag if not.

  • Store the bagged comforter in a dry area to protect it from mold and mildew.

Tips & Warnings

  • When drying the comforter, take it out of the dryer every few minutes to fluff it and check for signs of overheating; some comforters can burn when dried for long periods of time.
  • Do not store the comforter in a plastic bag; it's not breathable and may trap moisture leading to mold.

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