Throw Blanket Care Tips
You probably consider your throw blanket to be an heirloom, something that you’ve treasured since you were a child and will pass down to your kids in the future. But even if it’s not that old, taking good care of it will help ensure that it stays in pristine condition and can last another 20 or 30 years without showing any signs of wear and tear. Follow these simple tips for how to take care of your throw blanket so that it lasts as long as possible!
Tip #1: Wash it
With proper care, your throw blanket will last forever—but that doesn’t mean you should skip regular cleaning. Wash it weekly to keep it looking and feeling great. Throw blankets are machine-washable, so toss it in with your regular load of laundry to get rid of dust and allergens. Or use a gentle hand wash to give your blanket a deep clean without damage (or consult our tips for cleaning delicates).
Tip #2: Steaming it makes cleaning it easier
Hot water and steam loosen stains, making them easier to remove. Apply a few drops of liquid detergent to a wet cloth, or use your steamer if you have one. Either way, soak your throw blanket in warm water with detergent for 15 minutes. Afterward, use cool water to rinse it off completely. Once you’ve wrung out all excess moisture from your throw blanket and hung it up to dry (preferably outside), you can begin cleaning specific stains.
Tip #3: Clean with natural products
Everlasting blankets are created with a special blend of nylon and polyester that is resistant to stains, thus making them incredibly easy to clean. It is advised to wash your blanket on regular basis, ensuring proper care by using natural soaps and detergents as well as following a special cleaning schedule for your throw blanket. However, if you want to save yourself some time, simply vacuum or shake out your blanket before placing it back on your sofa or bed.
Tip #4: Keep it in a safe place
Your throw blanket is an Everlasting Comfort. Make sure you take care of it so it can last a long time. A good place to store your throw is in a bedroom closet or on a shelf, out of direct sunlight. Avoid storing it in places that are extremely cold and/or humid, such as basements and garages.
Tip #5: Protect it from the sun
If you’re taking your throw blanket outside, make sure to bring it inside when it gets dark. UV rays can fade blankets, making them less soft and more vulnerable to wear and tear. If you need an outdoor blanket for a party or picnic, make sure to cover it up with a waterproof protector before setting it out in direct sunlight. It’s also worth investing in a blanket that resists fading or fraying; a good rule of thumb is to choose one made from either wool or acrylic.
Tip #6: Don’t wash it too often
A high-quality throw blanket will be made of durable materials, such as cotton and wool. These materials take a long time to wear out, but that doesn’t mean you should keep it away from a washer forever. A good rule of thumb is to wash your blanket at least once every three months. If you have pets, children or are particularly messy yourself, you might need to wash it more often. The blanket will start to wear out if you wash it too often.