The monsoon season is upon us and as we take out our blankets and dohar to beat the cool winds that follow the rains, it becomes important that we maintain them well. Since the weather brings along dampness and smells with it, you need to have a through care routine for your blankets and dohars. Whether you are looking at caring for your existing blankets and dohars, including single dohars, or new ones that you plan to buy online, here are some simple and effective tips to help you maintain your blankets and dohars.
Store them upright
If you hate the amount of struggle that does into getting our blankets and dohars from underneath a huge pile, you are not alone. However, storing them in a pile results in wear and tear since you struggle to get them out by applying lot of pressure. Instead, consider storing them by folding them as round cylindrical shaped little things and placing them upright next to each other in your bed’s storage. This way, you can easily spot each of the items without upsetting a pile. It doesn’t just save you precious time and energy, but ups the aesthetic quotient of your storage and increases your blankets’ and dohars’ life by reducing wear and tear.
Show them laundry love
While it can be difficult to wash blankets frequently, most dohars can be put to wash in your washing machine or washed by hand. Make sure you use cold or room temperature water and a mild detergent. If you are washing a blanket, follow the instructions mentioned and consider using a comforter for woolen blankets instead of standard detergent. This will go a long way in ensuring your blanket retains its softness and does not see piling after a wash. In either cases, make sure you avoid harsh tumble drying or wringing your bed linens. If drying on a line, dry in partial shade to avoid fading.
Consider water-free cleaning
Instead of waiting for weeks and months to wash your blankets and dohars, consider dusting them on a daily or weekly basis, followed by instant stain cleaning. Instead of putting the entire blanket to wash, dampen the stained area and pre-treat it with some liquid detergent. After a few minutes, using a cloth or blotting paper to clear the residue on the surface instead of washing it generously with water. This will ensure your blankets and dohars, including those you might have purchased online, remain in mint condition at all times. This tip can come especially handy for kids’ dohars and blankets since they tend to spill things a lot.
Handle them gently
This may sound obvious but often, in your morning rush, we forget to be gentle while folding them away after a long night’s sleep. Dusting them away, folding them, and laying them out on the bed rather than tucking them away in the storage in a haphazard manner can prolong your blankets’ and dohars’ life more significantly than you would imagine.
Invest in intelligent features
This is a tip that you need to consider right at the time of purchasing dohars and blankets online. Instead of opting for blankets and dohars made of traditional fabrics, you can opt for those made from innovative fabrics such as Hygro Cotton by SPACES. This innovative fabric ensures your bed linen gets softer and blooms after every wash.
At the end of the day, caring for your blankets doesn’t require a magic wand. It is about doing several little things consistently to prolong the life of your blankets and ensure they keep feeling like a new purchase even months down the line.