When looking for the best duvet covers online, you should take into consideration purchasing on major websites. I had a horror story a few weeks ago. I was looking for a new bedding set for my apartment and stumbled upon a discount website. They had a cover and comforter listed for $25 total. I thought this was too good to be true, but I went ahead and purchased it. Within 1 week the cover had started to fall apart. They had used inferior manufacturing processes in the making of this sheet and comforter. Within 1 month all of the down inside the comforter had come out of a tiny pinhole that was inside. I learned that if you want a quality product, you need to spend the right amount of money.
I took a survey of 5 brick and mortar bedding stores and found that the average price for a duvet cover sheet set was around $100 total. This was considered “entry level” and would probably not last more than one season of regular wear and tear. The higher up in price you go, the better the quality. It is highly advisable that you do not wash either item in the home washing machine. Over the years, I found this practice to be partially true. You can wash your sheets, just do not put them in the dryer or they will shrink beyond repair. I went to Walmart and bought some outdoors clothesline and strung it up from one end of my bedroom to the other. In the afternoon the sun hits my window and warms my bedroom up. I used this apparatus to dry my duvet cover and it worked perfectly. It saved me $20 in dry cleaning charges that I would have otherwise had to pay. I found some great tips on bed covers on Tinybirdorganics website.
I learned my lesson the hard way when I tried to wash the down comforter a few years ago. I was in college and couldn’t afford a $35 dry cleaning bill….so I threw everything in the wash machine and hoped for the best. Once the cycle was over, I then put it into the dryer. Upon completion of the drying cycle, I took out the duvet cover and it had not only shrunk to 1/2 of its original size, but it smelled to high heaven as well. It had deflated from its normal puffiness to a flat sheet. If you check out Momknowseverything bedding and duvets site, you can find some really neat tips on how to save money on your purchases.
Locating a dry cleaners to professionally clean your duvet can be challenging as well. I found that some of them offer coupons which drastically lower the cost. These are usually found on their websites and are only good for first time customers. Make sure that the cleaners know exactly what you are looking for, otherwise they could use harmful chemicals which will attach themselves to the down feathers inside your comforter. They should never use water to clean your comforter, and spot clean the stains only.
If you have any tips or tricks on how to properly care for your bedding, leave a comment down below. I look forward to hearing how you take care of your expensive bedding and sheets.