How to Re-Fluff a Down Comforter

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Re-fluffing a down comforter is best done by putting it in an over-sized laundromat dryer with two tennis balls to help keep it moving around. Take advantage of the dryer to fluff up a down comforter after washing with a demonstration from a professional... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to re-fluff your Down comforter. If you wash your Down comforter, you know, you can wash it in your washing machine, first of. If your Down comforter is too big for your washing machine, take it to a Laundromat. Because they have the bigger washing machines and it's easier that way. If you're going to go to the Laundromat, you might as well dry it, in one of the Laundromat driers, also. But take a couple of Tennis balls with you. A lot of people don't know this, but when you dry a Down comforter. If you throw tennis balls in the drier with it, that's going to fluff it up for you. Don't hang it up outside or sit there and try to, by hand, I've done it before. So it's not like I'm trying to make you feel down, because I've done it before. Sit there and try to pull the Down apart, yourself and it's the biggest pain. But since then, I've learned a better way. You just want to throw it in your drier with, let's see, stuff it in here with a couple of Tennis balls. Here's the other thing about Down, when it fluffs up, it's going to be really big in your drier. And it's not going to move around as much as it should with the agitator. So it can get burn marks. You want to check it every hour that you're drying it. You want to pull it out, reposition it and put it back in. Because you don't want to create any burn spots on your Down comforter, they're not cheap. It could take several hours before you finish drying it, but it's well worth it. When you're snuggled up in bed at night, with a nice, clean, fluffy Down comforter. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and Tennis balls are the way that your re-fluff your Down comforter.