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How do you wash a sleeping bag? I've always dry cleaned but someone says the chemicals they use are nasty

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mrszimmerman Wed 13-Jul-11 14:56:51

and to do s bags on a service wash. But they seem to have weird instructions like taking them out of the dryer every four and a half mins etc.
What do other people do?

Madlizzy Wed 13-Jul-11 14:57:44

Bung them in the washing machine then stick them over the banister on the landing to dry.

bigTillyMint Wed 13-Jul-11 14:58:50

I just bung them in the washing machine and hang them on the line to dry smile

mrszimmerman Wed 13-Jul-11 14:59:16

You don't put them in yr normal washing machine do you?
(shuts eyes and thinks: "say YES.....")

mrszimmerman Wed 13-Jul-11 15:00:06

I mean do you have industrial sized w machines like in American movies?
Top loading gargantuan white goods you keep in the basement?
envy

bigTillyMint Wed 13-Jul-11 15:03:11

Yes, just a normal washing machine!

Quenelle Wed 13-Jul-11 15:06:41

I put mine in a normal washing machine and dry them on the line. I make sure they stay there for ages until I'm absolutely certain they're bone dry to avoid mildew.

Lucycat Wed 13-Jul-11 15:10:20

Our double one gets washed once a year at the launderette - we use a super king duvet cover inside as a bag liner though- singles just go in the washing machine at home.

mrszimmerman Wed 13-Jul-11 16:11:27

thanks!

IloveJudgeJudy Wed 13-Jul-11 21:43:46

Put ours in the washing machine and line dry (only one at a time, though!)

acsec Wed 13-Jul-11 21:46:41

I washed mine in my normal washing machine ad dried it on the line - waited for super sunny day!

FessaEst Wed 13-Jul-11 21:48:46

I've done ours in the launderette as you can do more than one at once. I have always dried (& aired when needed) over the bannisters.

vogonmothership Wed 13-Jul-11 21:58:24

Yes stick it in your washer!
Dry cleaner refused to dry clean my bed quilt as he said the chemicals could linger and may cause asphyxiation! Said this was normal policy

Batteryhuman Thu 14-Jul-11 19:09:32

Service wash at the laundrette once a year.

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