Wash the blanket – a very simple guide

If it is cold outside and the sun can no longer be seen, there is hardly a more comfortable option than to spend time in your own cozy blanket. The cozy blanket with sleeves is practical and comfortable. It keeps you warm and at the same time you have a high degree of freedom of movement.

If you use the blanket regularly, it could soon show signs of wear and tear . So that you can enjoy this blanket for a long time, you should wash it properly. You can find out how this works in the following.

Every blanket is different and even if they are quite similar, you must urgently follow the manufacturer’s instructions when washing This shows exactly how the laundry should be done on the care label . The temperature and the washing process can be read off. Follow the guidelines urgently so that the ceiling is not damaged.

If there is no label left or if it is not understandable, good news is waiting for you. Because a cozy blanket proves to be easy to care for.

They usually consist of a synthetic fiber or a cotton blend. These materials can be machine washed , so that the maintenance effort is relatively low .

You should be careful when using pure cotton , merino wool or cashmere . These materials are less robust and there is a risk that they will be damaged if improperly handled.


If you have an ordinary blanket, it can be easily cleaned in the washing machine. It is important that you make sure that the machine is not overloaded . Depending on its size, a cozy blanket can already put some weight on the scales. If you use a large version, then it makes sense to wash it alone. If there is enough space, you can put the blanket in the drum as normal with other textiles of the same color.

If the blanket is in the machine, the question now arises as to which washing program is most suitable. The shortlist includes:

Fine laundry
Wool program

The program is interpreted slightly differently depending on the manufacturer of the machine. It is therefore important to adhere to the precise specifications for the spin speed and the water temperature.

Wash the blanket at a low speed and a low temperature


Delicates program

Temperature: 30 to 40 ° C

Spin speed: 600 to 800 rpm

Demanding cotton blends

Wool washing program

Temperature: 20 to 30 ° C


The detergent also shows that the blanket is relatively undemanding . The material copes well with most means and will allow adequate maintenance. When choosing the detergent, you should pay particular attention to the dosage and degree of hardness of the water .

One recommendation, so that the blanket appears fresh for a long time, is to use a mild detergent. For a fleece blanket, a liquid detergent with brighteners is a good choice. As a result, the colorful appearance of the ceiling is retained and it shines like new.

If the blanket is made of a cotton blend, you should do without the optical brighteners. These are not necessary with this material and can negatively affect the result.

If you have sensitive skin , the liquid detergent could cause irritation. It could irritate your skin and sometimes cause an allergic reaction.

The usual washing powder is more pleasant for the skin. However, you have to pay close attention to the dosage . If you use too much washing powder, it could build up on the ceiling and would have to be washed out in several courses. So go a little more economical.


The blanket should feel as soft as possible. So it stands to reason that a fabric softener enhances this effect?

Fabric softeners are a good choice for most textiles so that they dry faster and no longer have any static charge. This makes clothes feel softer and sit better on the skin.

However, this effect would be disadvantageous for the cozy blanket. The cozy feeling is caused precisely by this static charge. The microfibers stand up and feel much larger on the skin.

If you were to use a fabric softener, this could lead to a knot in the fibers . These then no longer repel each other, but lie on top of each other. The fluffy feeling is lost and the blanket appears less cozy.

fabric softener is therefore not recommended in most cases. It attacks the microfiber and destroys the cozy impression.


After washing, you probably want to use the blanket again as soon as possible. Most blankets are in fact dryer safe. You can use these again after one pass and do not have to air dry the material for a long time.

It can be used in the dryer if it has a gentle program . The blanket should be in the dryer alone and without other textiles. Due to the static properties of microfibers, they need space to stand up again when they dry.

Use the dryer on a low temperature setting. After using it, the blanket will still be a little damp. Now clamp it on the clothes horse and wait until it is completely dry.

Air drying is much safer. Most blankets are not suitable for the dryer and could be damaged. You are on the safe side if you simply air dry the blanket.

Make sure that the blanket does not have any creases and place them extensively on the stand. After a while you can turn the blanket so that it loses moisture more quickly.

Drying in direct sun is not recommended. The color could be destroyed in UV light , so that the ceiling ages faster and loses its cosiness.


If the blanket is your constant companion in winter , you should ensure that it is cleaned thoroughly. First, make sure what material it is made of and follow the manufacturer’s care instructions.

Most variants can be easily cleaned in the machine at low temperatures on a gentle cycle. Use a mild detergent to remove the dirt.

Then air drying is recommended so that the blanket remains cozy. It takes longer, but the clothes horse is preferable to the dryer for a comfortable feeling.

The same care instructions also apply to the cozy electric blanket . With this, the ceiling can usually be removed from the heating element, so that easy cleaning is possible.

Follow these instructions and look forward to a cozy and clean blanket that will be by your side during the cold season.

Jamie Clark

Hello, I’m Jamie Clark, 32 years old, and I have been living in the USA for a few years.
Since I was a child, I have suffered from a house dust allergy, severely affecting me. I felt the effects both while exercising and while sleeping. Constant sneezing after getting up and difficult breathing were the consequences. The allergy has also developed into asthma, which is still a sporting restriction today.

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