If you’ve invested in a weighted blanket, chances are you’re going to want to keep it in nice condition for a long time. That might mean changing up some of your laundry habits when it comes to washing a weighted blanket. The truth is, depending on the specific blanket you have, you might not be able to pop it into your washing machine at home.
How Do You Wash a Weighted Blanket?
The first step in washing your weighted blanket comes down to its weight. Some guides say if it is more than 25 pounds, it’s simply too heavy to clean in a regular household washing machine. Others say anything over 10 pounds might actually require the help of a commercial washer at the laundromat rather than your own washer at home.
To best care for one of these blankets, you’re going to want to use a gentle laundry detergent that doesn’t have bleach or fabric softener. Dye-free detergents or ones labeled “gentle detergent” are a good bet, or you could use an all-natural detergent. Also, the weighted blanket should be washed alone in the machine with cold water or warm water. Using a gentle cycle and a mild detergent are good initial steps when it comes to cleaning your blanket.