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King size duvet - replace or wash (and how)?

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sunmoonstarstoo Sat 01-Dec-12 17:21:54

Do you wash your king size duvet or replace it regularly? I can't fit ours in our washing machine I think but it looks a bit grimy. Don't fancy having it cleaned and then inhaling chemicals all night but can't afford a new one on a regular basis. Just wondered if anyone had any ideas?

Ponders Sun 23-Dec-12 22:00:39

we donated some single duvets to local RSPCA shelter, but they won't take larger ones because they don't fit in their machine grin

OP, search on for laundry services in your area.

Viviennemary Mon 24-Dec-12 12:20:05

I've taken one to the laundrette and that works fine. They have a special huge washing machine. Wouldn't like dry cleaning either. If it's tatty I'd replace it but if it only needs to be washed then laundrette is best option. Also John Lewis usually has some really good quality duvets in their sale reduced by a lot.

Ponders Mon 24-Dec-12 20:26:10

OP hasn't got a laundrette nearby though

suburbophobe Mon 24-Dec-12 22:48:57

That Asda one (link) doesn't even mention if it is down or synthetic.

At that price it has to be synthetic....

Which I don't want!

I was looking at the Ikea site for a new duvet, down are much more expensive (but natural).

MinimalistMommi Tue 25-Dec-12 12:36:48

These king size duvet fits in a domestic home washing machine, it's a 9 tog duvet but the same company do an all seasons version too.

SantasBigRedHat Wed 26-Dec-12 08:56:36

I have Next kingsize microfibre winter duvet, and it fits into my 8kg washing machine. And it is advertised as being able to washed at home. I just fold and roll it up.

We all have a winter duvet and a summer duvet, and a couple of spare singles in case anyone is poorly etc.

Mine get washed after being used for a season before they get stored.

BoffinMum Fri 28-Dec-12 20:14:10

Wait until the hot weather and wash it outside in a paddling pool with your feet, peasant style, before rinsing with a hose pipe and wringing it out (you'll need a friend to help), and hanging it over a washing line to drip dry all day.

baahhumbug Sun 30-Dec-12 22:22:22

(sunmoonstarstoo here - name changed)

The duvet from Fine Bedding looks good, may have to buya new one. Our current one is 13 roof I think so doubt I'll get it in my washing machine even though it's a 8 kg machine. Might try it after buying a new one.

baahhumbug Sun 30-Dec-12 22:24:15

Ponders, I've searched on yell for laundry services in the area, there are none.

sportyme Tue 01-Jan-13 11:00:54

Hollowfibre 13.5 tog quilts are not that expensive, are machine washable, and a well made one will last for years. Make sure though that it has a polycotton cover on it, rather then the cheap polyamide something cover (I bought that one by mistake) as it is awful. Try this place for decent priced duvets.

baahhumbug Tue 01-Jan-13 11:28:30

Thanks sportyme. Have you ordered from there? I can't find any mention of what the cover is made of and I also dislike those horrid synthetic covers, prefer polycotton.

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