A weighted blanket can be a great addition to your bedding collection. However, like any other type of blanket, it will eventually need to be washed and it may require a bit more care than a typical blanket when doing so. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to wash a weighted blanket:
Step 1: Check The Care Label
Before washing your weighted blanket, be sure to check the care label. The label should indicate if the blanket can be machine-washed or if it needs to be hand-washed or dry-cleaned. If the care label says hand-wash only, do not attempt to wash it in a washing machine, as it may damage the blanket.
For machine washable weighted blankets like Aricove, simply follow the care instructions provided to ensure the best result and longevity of your weighted blanket.
Step 2: Wash in a Large Capacity Machine
A weighted blanket can be heavy, so it’s important to use a washing machine with a large capacity. A domestic washing machine typically has a capacity of 15 to 20 pound, which should be sufficient for washing a weighted blanket alone.
A front-loading washing machine is generally preferred for washing weighted blankets, as it is less likely to damage the filling or the fabric and easier for you to take it out of the wash.
Step 3: Use a Gentle Detergent
When washing your weighted blanket, use a gentle detergent that is free of bleach, fabric softener, acid and alkali as these can damage the filling and the fabric of the weighted blanket.
Look for a liquid laundry detergent that is designed for delicate fabrics or sensitive skin and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the detergent.
Step 4: Wash on a Gentle Cycle
Set your washing machine to a gentle cycle and use cold or lukewarm water up to 90°F to 110°F only. Hot water can damage the filling and the fabric of the blanket or cause shrinkage as they are typically sensitive to heat.
Avoid using a high spin speed, as this can damage the blanket or cause it to become misshapen. It is best to limit the spin speed to 400rpm to 600rpm.
Step 5: Rinse Thoroughly
After the wash cycle is complete, rinse the blanket thoroughly to remove any detergent residue. It’s important to remove all the detergent to prevent it from building up in the fabric or the filling.
Step 6: Air-dry Your Weighted Blanket
Air-drying your weighted blanket flat on a rack in a well-ventilated, dry area is highly recommended. Your Aricove weighted blanket is made of high-quality, breathable materials and will dry quickly.
Avoid hanging the blanket to dry, as the weight of the blanket may cause it to become misshapen.
The high heat in the dryer especially during the drying process may damage the fabric and cause shrinkage. If you must dry your weighted blanket in a dryer, be sure to use no-to-low heat cycles only.
What If I Prefer Not to Wash My Weighted Blanket?
You may consider the matching Aricove weighted blanket cover if you prefer not to wash your weighted blanket, your washing machine has a limited capacity, or you would like extra protection for your premium weighted blanket.
This weighted blanket cover features a matching number of bamboo buttons on the inside that serve as anchor points to ensure a secure fit for your blanket.
Additionally, the extra-long zipper opening along the long side of the cover saves you from the hassle of wrestling with your weighted blanket when putting on the cover.
The breathable and cooling properties of our blanket covers prevent overheating and provide a cool and fresh feeling, promoting comfortable sleep. Find out more.
Putting It All Together
Washing a weighted blanket requires a bit more care than washing a typical blanket, but it’s not difficult to do. With these tips, your weighted blanket should be clean, fresh, and ready to provide you with a cozy night’s sleep.