Friday, September 7, 2012

How to Wash Wool Blankets



The wool blankets have come out for the Fall/Winter. There is no better feeling then snuggling under a warm cozy blanket when there is a crisp chill in the air.  I always have them dry cleaned because I ruin them when I wash them and end up having to buy new ones every year. With the amount of fall clothes I have to drop off at the dry cleaners this week I decided to try and wash my blankets at home, with one to start. It came out perfectly fresh and oh so comfy….


Here are the steps to wash wool blankets at home that I used! 

Things You'll Need
  • Gentle laundry detergent
  • Large drying rack (optional)
Instructions
o    1
Place the wool blanket into the washing machine. Set the washing machine to wash a large load, the cycle to gentle and the water temperature to cool. Add an appropriate amount of laundry detergent to the washing machine and start it.
o    2
Monitor the wash cycle and remove the wool blanket after approximately one minute into the spin cycle. Longer spinning may distort the wool fibers.

o    3
Remove the wool blanket from the washing machine and shake it gently to remove the wrinkles.
o    4
Stretch the wool blanket over the drying rack if possible. If you do not have a large drying rack, set up four straight-backed chairs to hold the blanket as you drape it over them. Allow the wool blanket to dry completely before you put it away or use it.






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