How to Wash a Weighted Blanket: 3 Ways to Clean Up Your Blanket

How to Wash a Weighted Blanket: 3 Ways to Clean Up Your Blanket
Weighted Blanket - Photo by Cindy Shebley from Flickr
SHARE - Like no other blanket, a weighted blanket could help you to reduce stress level, relax, and relieve anxiety in your mind. It is often used as professional therapy for patients during sensory integration therapy. The weighted blanket is also known as a gravity blanket. A weighted blanket is a blanket filled with something such as plastic pellets or glass beads. 

A weighted blanked usually weighs around 15 pounds or more. The health practitioner states that sleeping under a good amount of weight which created a deep pressure can give you a calming effect.

Do you have a weighted blanket at home and you need to wash it? If your weighted blanket is under 20 pounds, it is best to wash it on a laundry machine. Therefore, if it weighs more than 25 pounds you need to wash it manually. Worry not, Tripboba will show you the 3 ways on how to wash a weighted blanket. Follow these easy guides on how to wash a weighted blanket and you will have a good sleep under your clean blanket.

1. How to wash and dry a weighted blanket?

Blanket - Photo by kakemoster from Flickr

If you have a washable weighted blanket at home and you need it to be cleaned, you can read these steps on how to wash a weighted blanket.

Step 1. Wash your weighted blanket on cold water gently. Please note that the maximum temperature to wash a weighted blanket is around 29 degrees Celcius.

Step 2. Do not bleach the weighted blanket to keep the original color.

Step 3. Do not iron the weighted blanket.

Step 4. Dry out the weighted blanket on low. Wait until it is completely dry. Now, you can crawl back under your soft and comfortable weighted blanket and continue your dreams!

If you got a stain on your lovely weighted blanket, here are the things you need to do to save your weighted blanket from the stains.

Step 1. Firstly, pre-soak the weighted blanket that is stained. You can use a gentle detergent and warm water and soak it for about 45 minutes to help remove the stain.

Step 2. You need to bleach the stained weighted blanket that you have. Make sure to use a non-chlorine bleach to help you preserve the color of your weighted blanket.

Step 3. Clean the spot that got stained. Use a soft toothbrush and gently brush the spot using a circular motion. You need to brush the stain for a couple of minutes until the stain got away.

Step 4. Rinse the weighted blanket with cold water and let it dry until it gets ready to be used again.

2. How to wash a weighted blanket with glass beads?

Blanket - Photo by Andie712b from Flickr

One of the components in a weighted blanket is glass beads. If you happen to have a weighted blanket with glass beads inside it, you can follow these guides on how to wash a weighted blanket with glass beads.

Step 1. Check if the stain you got on the weighted blanket requires a pre-soak or not.

Step 2. If it comes with a cover, you need to separate the cover from the weighted blanket.

Step 3. Check the type of fabric that the weighted blanket use. Different types of fabric need different treatment.

Step 4. Avoid the use of bleach and fabric softener. It might damage the weighted blanket.

Step 5. Wash the weighted blanket with a glass bead in the warm water cycle. Do not use hot water to wash it because the tiny glass beads might melt if the water gets too hot.

Step 6. Air-dry the weighted blanket.

3. How to wash a weighted blanket with poly pellets?

Blanket - Photo by Gregory Bodnar from Flickr

To wash a weighted blanket that has poly pallets inside, here are the treatments you need to do.

Step 1. Always read the washing instruction that is available on your weighted blanket.

Step 2. Check the weighted blanket and spot the stained area of the blanket.

Step 3. Clean the area that gets stained under cold running water. Avoid using hot water because it can damage the poly pellets.

Step 4. Spray a liquids soaps to clean the stained spot.

Step 5. Gently scrub the weighted blanket on the area that gets stained. Keep scrubbing for minutes until the stain is unclear.

Step 6. Rinse out the weighted blanket that you have scrubbed using cold water. Wash it completely until the soaps are all gone.

Step 7. Lastly, lay out the weighted blanket to let it dry out.

These are the steps on how to wash a weighted blanket that Tripboba has compiled. Keep safe under your blanket!


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