♡ How To Wash Our Cozy Flannel Blankets ♡

♡ How To Wash Our Cozy Flannel Blankets ♡

✦ Wash Them and Keep Their Softness Forever! Or Almost ✦

Everyone loves flannel blankets as the weather becomes chilly. On a chilly night or day, there's nothing better than snuggling up in bed with a flannel blanket or sitting in front of the fireplace. You stay warm and comfortable because of the soft fabric, which gives you the impression that a warm hug is around you.

However, flannel is a sensitive material and, if not properly cared for, will quickly appear old, faded, and lose its distinctive softness. Here are some pointers for washing flannel blankets correctly so you may preserve their quality for as long as possible.

✦ 𝕌𝕤𝕖 𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕞 𝕎𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕣 ✦

Always use warm or cool water to wash flannel blankets. Do not use hot water to wash your flannel. The fragile fabric may wrinkle and fray if washed in hot water, which will alter the blanket's natural softness and make it uncomfortable to use as a cover.

Hot water will also hasten the fading of the cloth over time. Water that is warm or chilly is considerably kinder to fabrics.

Remember to keep your colors apart.

✦ ℂ𝕙𝕠𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝔻𝕖𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕘𝕖𝕟𝕥 ✦

Your flannel blanket should be washed with mild detergent. Your flannel blanket will fade quickly if you use harsh detergents that contain enzymes, bleach, or other compounds of a similar nature.

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When you wash it be careful with friction since it is the last thing your flannel blanket needs. The fabric is put under a lot of tension and can break if there is too much motion. Less friction on the fabric during a mild cycle means less pressure on the blanket.

✦ 𝔽𝕒𝕓𝕣𝕚𝕔 𝕊𝕠𝕗𝕥𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕣: 𝕐𝕖𝕤 𝕠𝕣 ℕ𝕠? ✦

Your flannel blanket should not be treated with liquid fabric softener. Because the fibers will be covered with a coating of a liquid fabric softener, which will cause the blanket to stiffen over time.

✦ 𝔻𝕣𝕪𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕄𝕖𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕕𝕤 ✦

If you chose to tumble dry make sure you use the lowest setting on your dryer.  While drying in this setting will take longer, your high-quality flannel blanket should last also longer. To prevent wrinkles, make sure to take the blankets from the dryer as soon as they are dry. After washing them, always clear the machine of lint. Lint will be abundant since flannel blankets tend to shed a lot.

The blankets can also be left to air dry. Simply take them out of the machine, squeeze off the extra water, and place them on a drying rack or clothesline.

You can also choose to hand-dry them. You just need to follow the same tips, the only difference is that you have to find a big bucket to fit your blanket!

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