How long does a Down Comforter last?
There is no getting around the fact that your down comforter will eventually wear out. However, that does not happen quickly. Well-made down comforters should last you at least 10 years and sometimes even much longer than that. But the way you take care of your down comforter will ultimately determine how long it will last.
Restless sleepers wear out their down comforters faster than individuals who sleep rather still. But even if you are a restless sleeper, here are some things everyone can do to extend the life of a down comforter.
Do not lay on top of it as this is the worst thing you can do to your down comforter. The weight from your body crushes the down clusters and winds up gradually grinding the fibers into dust.
- Down comforters begin to show wear on the upper third portion, which is the area that lays on the top of your shoulders. What happens is the down clusters in these compartments begin to abrade as you toss and turn in your sleep. To minimize this, rotate your down comforter so that the top is now at the foot of the bed. This is similar to the way you would rotate tires on a car so the fuller part gets more use.
- A comforter that is in sideways will leave your duvet cover with an extra amount of unfilled fabric. Make sure your comforter is oriented correctly and when doing this, remember that most comforters are rectangles. Meanwhile, most queen size comforters are greater in length than in width. King size comforters are just the opposite as they are greater in width than length.
- Rotate your comforter a minimum of once a year. We recommend doing it twice, or every time you clean your duvet cover. Doing so will make sure that your comforter wears evenly and this is also a sure-fire way to know when replacement is needed.
In the below videos, we demonstrate how to launder a down comforter.
If you decide it is time to replace your down comforter, this video explains what you might want to consider in the selection of a new one.
When it’s time to start shopping for cozy warm down comforters, Vero Linens has everything you need. And if you are in search of baffle-box comforters, down comforters or snow white down, look no further than Vero Linens.
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