Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 28th Jul 2020
How to Re-fluff Your Flat Comforter
Is your comforter looking a little flat lately?
Your comforter should be well fluffed and lofty. In addition to being more comfortable and extending its life, fluffing allows your comforter to have the filling evenly spaced on top of you, keeping your body heat evenly covered, contributing to a better night’s sleep. Here are some simple tips to keep your comforter looking and performing at its best.
As with every item of bedding, it is important to regularly maintain your comforter so that it remains pleasant and in good condition, whatever its filling, synthetic material or natural goose or duck down.
When you wake up, after massaging your pillows to return them to their original shape, try shaking your comforter. After having aired the room and your bed, spread your comforter flat on your bed. Lift a corner up to your head and shake your comforter vigorously, as if you were trying to remove the dust from it. You can also ask someone in your bubble to help you. Each of you hold two of the corners of the comforter and shake it roughly, making waves with it. Don't worry the comforter will hold up and not be damaged.
Then take a few moments to inspect and locate the places where your comforter has bumps and clumps. Firmly smack these places to help smooth out the filling distribution.
Also try rotating and flipping your comforter for even wear. Do this each week and every time you change your comforter duvet cover. This will help preserve the life of your comforter and let you switch up the look of your bedding.
Summer is the perfect time to re-fluff your comforter
Take advantage of the fine weather to extend the life of your comforter.
When the weather is fine, remember to ventilate and hang your comforter outside in the fresh air for several hours, in your garden, on the terrace or on your balcony. Thanks to the breeze, you will find an extra bit of freshness and comfort in your bed. Of course, make sure that your comforter does not blow away, land in the dirt or get wet. Taking advantage of the breeze and the sun's rays will help freshn and sanitize your comforter, and the next time it is used it will be even more amazing. Please note - DO NOT WASH the comforter and place outisde - it has to be dried for a few full high heat cycles to remove all moisture. The tip above is for maintenance in between washings.
Try the clothes dryer if the weather is not cooperative
Outside of sunny days, a simple and fast technique is at hand: you can re-fluff your comforter in a clothes dryer throughout the year. If you don't have a large enough dryer at home, try the local laundromat for large capacity machines. Here’s how:
- Use the “cold air” program, which provides ventilation without damaging heat. If this program does not exist, choose the lowest temperature available (do not exceed 60 degrees).
- Run two 20-minute cycles, vigorously shaking your comforter between the cycles.
- Add at least three tennis balls to the dryer. By turning, they will shake the comforter and allow any lumps and clumps to be unpacked. Tip: put the tennis balls in socks to prevent the color of the balls from rubbing off on your duvet.
- Some folks like to add a dryer sheet to add a fresh smell as well.
After having re-fluffed it, regularly shake it in the morning as described above and it will remain softer and more efficient until the next fluffing.
If you would like any help or professional advice before ordering your bedding, you may contact our customer service representatives by email, and they will assist you in your decision-making.
Additional resources: How To Fluff a Feather Bed | Storing Your Down Comforter