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Blog The Ultimate Guide to Washing and Caring for your Bedding

The Ultimate Guide to Washing and Caring for your Bedding

Evercool sheets sticking out of a laundry machine

Expert Tips on How to Wash and Care for Your Bedding Like a Pro

Maintaining fresh and clean bedding is crucial not only for comfort but also for your health. Proper care extends the life of your sheets, comforters, and pillows, ensuring they remain cozy and hygienic. We’ve prepared a detailed step-by-step guide on how to wash and care for your bedding, including laundry instructions for Rest Evercool® Cooling Comforter, Evercool®+ Sheet Sets & Pillowcases.

1. Check the Care Labels

Before beginning, always examine the care labels on your bedding. From cooling comforters and bed sheets, to plush down duvets, each will have specific requirements regarding washing and drying methods to prevent damage and shrinkage. Symbols on the tags will guide you about the appropriate detergent, water temperature, and drying technique. Following the care tag is essential to preserving the integrity of products and extends the life of your bedding.

2. Sort Your Laundry Materials and Bedding

To avoid color bleeding, sort your bedding by color and fabric type. Dark and vibrant colors should be washed separately from white or lighter tones to prevent dye transfer. Also, separating heavy items from delicate ones is crucial; for instance, do not wash a heavy blanket or denim with delicate sheets such as linen as this could damage the fibers.

3. Pre-treat Stains

Stains should be addressed promptly to keep your sheets looking pristine. Apply a stain remover directly to any spots or soiled areas, letting it sit for a few minutes to break down the stain before washing. However, avoid letting the stain remover sit for too long as it could have the opposite effect and may bleach the fabric’s original dye out.

4. Choose the Right Washing Settings

According to a study on fabric care, using too hot of water can significantly damage textiles and lead to color fading (Smith, J., Fabric Care Research, 2018). To avoid this, wash your bedding in cold water, which is also more energy-efficient and gentler on fabrics. Opt for gentle cycles on your washing machine, particularly for delicate items. As a market leader for the best cooling comforter, Evercool® Cooling Comforter is quality assured to maintains its structure and cooling properties even with repeated washes.

Person running their hand across Evercool cooling comforter

5. Dry with Care

Drying with high heat can be just as detrimental as washing with hot water. The same study recommends tumble drying on a low heat setting to minimize the risk of shrinkage and fabric wear (Smith, J., Fabric Care Research, 2018). Remove your bedding from the dryer promptly to prevent wrinkles and potential heat damage. Air drying, such as hang dry or line dry, is a preferred method that will be gentler on fabrics and extends the bedding’s lifespan.

6. Proper Storage

Fold your bedding neatly and store in a cool, dry place. Avoid plastic bags, opting instead for breathable cotton bags which prevent moisture buildup, reducing the risk of mold and odor. This is particularly important for bedding used seasonally, like duvets or cooling comforters.

Close-up of the Evercool cooling sheet set bundle in aqua blue

7. Regular Maintenance

Lastly, regular washing is vital. Sheets and pillowcases should be washed at least biweekly, though ideally weekly, while comforters, blankets and duvets (especially ones with covers) can be washed less frequently, depending on usage and season. Consistency in maintenance ensures your bedding remains a hygienic and comforting part of your sleep environment.

How do I Wash, Dry, and Store Evercool® Cooling Comforter, Evercool®+ Sheets & Pillowcases?

Washing Evercool® Cooling Comforter, Sheets & Pillowcases

Machine wash cold, maximum temperature 85°F (30°C). Machine wash on delicate / gentle cycle. Hand washable. Do not bleach, do not chlorine. Wash with similar colors. Do not dry clean. Do not iron.

Drying Evercool® Cooling Comforter, Sheets & Pillowcases

Tumble dry possible: gentle, no heat or low heat. Dry flat in shade.

Care Details for Washing & Drying Evercool®:

  • Wash with gentle, pH-neutral laundry detergent.
  • Do not use detergents containing chlorine or bleach.
  • Avoid using laundry detergent pods / single-load detergent packets.
  • Do not use strong stain removers.
  • Use only pH-neutral fabric softener, if desired.
  • Do not wash with sharp, abrasive or heavy objects.
  • Avoid soaking for prolonged time.
  • Separate light and dark color fabrics to avoid color transfer.
  • Do not wring
  • Avoid drying with dryer balls.

Storing Evercool® Cooling Comforter, Sheets & Pillowcases

Store product only after it is completely dry to avoid mold and odor. Store in a dry, ventilated place. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, high temperature and high humidity environments. Avoid storing in vacuum bags or storing beneath heavy, rough or sharp objects.

Person making their bed with the Evercool cooling comforter and cooling sheet set

How do I Wash, Dry, and Store Rest Down Duvets?

New Rest Down Duvet Product Tips

  1. Prior to use, unfold the duvet on a flat surface with ventilation to acclimate for 24 hours. Gently pat and shake duvet to help restore its fluffiness and capability to trap air. There may be a slight smell due to the natural down. This is normal and will disappear once allowed to air dry.
  2. Duvet covers are recommended when using the down duvet. Duvet covers help extend lifespan of duvet, and minimizes dust or dirt build-up to avoid overwashing duvet.
  3. Slight discolorations are characteristic of natural down and are not a product defect or quality issue.

Cleaning / Washing Rest Down Duvets

Hand wash only with gentle, pH-neutral detergent. Spot clean where possible. Do not soak for prolonged time. Do not dry clean or bleach.

Drying Rest Down Duvets

  1. Recommended: Squeeze out water by hand or blot with a towel to absorb excess moisture. Hang to dry in a ventilated and cool place, avoiding direct exposure to the sun.
  2. Tumble dry possible: gentle, low heat until completely dry.

Note: Down may form clumps after washing and drying. To redistribute, gently pat and massage the down after it has completely dried, repeating until the down returns to its original fluffiness.

Ironing Rest Down Duvets

Steam iron only. Do not dry iron. Hang while ironing, and allow to dry completely with ventilation.

Storing Rest Down Duvets

Store down duvets only after it is completely dry to avoid mold and odor. Store in provided packaging or in a dry, ventilated place. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, high temperature and high humidity environments. Avoid storing in vacuum bag or storing beneath heavy, rough or sharp objects.

Recommended: Every 3 months, remove duvet from storage to air out in a cool place to help prolong quality.

Product photo of Evercool cooling comforter in aqua blue
Product photo of Evercool cooling pillowcases in aqua blue


By following these guidelines, you ensure that your bedding remains in excellent condition, offering you a restful sleep night after night. Whether you’re a hot sleeper in need of a cooling comforter or someone looking for luxurious, fresh sheets, proper care is the key to longevity and comfort in your bedding investments.


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