How to Wash a Down Comforter

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Washing a down comforter involves taking it to a laundromat to use an extra-large washer and dryer, and adding a couple of tennis balls to the dryer will help agitate the comforter enough to dry thoroughly. Wash a down comforter with instructions from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to show you how to wash a down comforter. These things are usually enormous, so if you still don't have one of the new gigantic, efficient washing machines, you may want to take it to a Laundromat where they have those really big washin' machines and that may be easier for you. You don't want to just stuff it in your washin' machine, because then your washin' machine starts walkin' and makin' the loud noises and that's never a good thing. So, after you've washed it if you have a big enough dryer and you're not still at the laundrymat, when you put it in the dryer throw it in there with a couple of tennis balls, and these will bounce around and help fluff it up and help agitate it. They really work as, you know, fluffers for your for your down comforter. You want to check on it every, I would say about every half hour to an hour. Make sure that it's moving around enough, because if it stays in one position and just goes in a circle around your dryer it's going to get burn spots on it. And it may take you all day to dry one of these. Just make sure you go in, pull your comforter out, and stick it back in in a different position so it doesn't get burn spots. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and that is how you wash a down comforter.

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