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What to do with grubby duvets?

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HappyAsASandboy Sun 02-Jun-13 13:37:36

I have several old duvets, all of which need a wash.

Once I reach the point of wanting to wash a duvet, I look at the laundrettes/dry cleaners, see that it's £10+ to wash a duvet, and go to Tesco for a new one for a similar price hmm

It feels wasteful to chuck the old duvet, so it gets added to the pile ... I have four now.

What can I do with them? They don't fit in my 6kg drum washing machine, otherwise I'd wash them. My DM has a 9kg drum, but I don't want to risk breaking her machine. If I wash them by hand in the bath, will try ever dry without a spin? Or can I put them in the clothes recycling bin in the Tesco car park? I can't bring myself to landfill them ...

Any advice?

SavoyCabbage Sun 02-Jun-13 13:39:24

Animal rescue centre? I was thinking this myself today. I've a huge single duvet on top of a wardrobe. Too thick to actually use.

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sun 02-Jun-13 13:42:35

I am at the laundrette now washing mine.....

It was £6for a wash and I have put £4 in the drier so far but only because the weather is iffy and I want to sleep under it tonight. It is LOVELY and fluffy sort.... It is a super king by the way a smaller one would have fitted in the £4 washer.

Sadly I am unnecessarily pleased with myself , I need to get a life!

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sun 02-Jun-13 13:43:10

Soft not sort....

HappyAsASandboy Sun 02-Jun-13 14:02:06

£6 doesn't seem so bad ... I have been looking at signs on the walls about duvet washing - maybe that's a 'drop it off dirty and collect it later, clean and dry' service?

Animal rescue centre also a good idea. Will contact my local one and see what they say smile

Thank you for all your suggestions smile

fromwesttoeast Sun 02-Jun-13 14:48:48

I have washed a double duvet in the bath. Only during a heatwave though. I washed it first thing in the morning and draped it all over the rotary dryer in the garden. Dried by evening.

Sleepyfergus Wed 05-Jun-13 15:55:51

Our local animal rescue centre takes in old duvets, towels etc for bedding. My mum offloaded a large amt at winter, they were most grateful as it was cold and needed cosy stuff.

Jan49 Wed 05-Jun-13 17:57:07

If you want to wash them, maybe do them during good weather, wash them at the launderette and hang them up to dry at home? I wash and dry mine at the launderette and I think it's £5 to wash (in a huge machine that would fit kingsize) and £2 to dry.

I had 2 old duvets to get rid of when I changed bed size and I checked with several charities but couldn't find anyone that wanted them so I had to throw them away.

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