How Do You Wash a Weighted Blanket?

So, you’ve got a weighted blanket and enjoying all the unique benefits it presents. After a couple of weeks of cozying under them, there’s that small problem of how to wash them. You may worry about cleaning them the wrong way and ruining their design. 

Well, that’s why we’ve specially curated this blog to help you wash them the right way. Follow this step-by-step guide. 

Follow the Care Instructions

The first step towards getting your weighted blanket sparkling clean is to check out the label instructions. Weighted blankets are designed differently, so they’d have to be washed differently. 

You must look at the care instructions of each weighted blanket to know how to wash them properly. 


Check out and Treat Stains

Knitted Weighted Blanket Koala Comforts Australia

Just before you put your weighted blankets into the washing machine, check appropriately for stains and spots. These stains may be too difficult for the machine to remove.

When you find these stains, you can spot-treat them before loading the blanket into the machine. Do not use bleach to treat these stains, as they will cause your blanket to fade its unique colors. You don’t want that. 


Wash Your Blanket 

Now that the stains are off, it’s time to wash your weighted blanket. But here’s the thing: not all weighted blankets are machine-washable. Some of these blankets feature synthetic fabrics, which may lose their color. 

If your weighted blanket isn’t machine-washable, follow these simple steps: 

  • Soak separately in a bowl containing cold water.  
  • Use mild detergent. 
  • Wash your blanket delicately. 
  • Do not use bleach. 


Dry your Blankets

After washing your weighted blankets, you need to dry them. You can use the machine to set it to tumble dry. You can do it multiple times to ensure that they’re completely dry. 

It’s not recommended to hang them out in the open, as they’re bound to expand in size and lose their thickness. Just tumble dry them on low heat, and you’re good to go. 

Check out our wide assortment of weighted blankets available in several colors and designs that will ramp up the appeal of your bedroom and provide a rewarding sleep.


Check out our range of knitted weighted blankets: here.