The weather is beginning to warm up and the days seem to be getting longer. That can only mean springtime is right around the corner! A plush and heavy comforter may not be the most comfortable for the spring and summer seasons ahead. Now’s a great time to think about putting your winter comforters, duvets, and blankets away for the season. But you want to make sure you are properly storing your coveted winter beddings in order to protect them against dirt, bacteria, dust, and mold. These can cause unrepairable damages and will shorten the lifespan of your beddings, which means your hard-earned money is going to waste. Here is what you need to know in order to properly store your winter beddings. 

Start with a Clean Slate  

You will first need to start with clean and dry bedding. Bacteria and dust mites tend to thrive in warm and dark environments, like a bed, so it is important to rid your beddings of these in order to prevent any damage. Different materials and designs require different care. That is why it’s important to pay attention to the individual care instructions on the tag of each bedding piece. Make sure to leave it to the professionals when it comes to duvet inserts, and go for dry cleaning. Most important step is to make sure your winter bedding is completely dry before storing, damp bedding can cause health hazardous mold to grow. Now that your winter bedding is clean and completely dry, you will want to fold them in order to maximize space. 

Choose Your Storage Spot Wisely  

Where you store your bedding is vital when it comes to keeping it safe and damage free. The most ideal way to store bedding is in a closet shelf. This allows for proper airflow which prevents your freshly laundered comforters, blankets, and duvets from growing mildew, mold, and unappealing smells. A good rule of thumb is to avoid storing bedding in a garage, shed, basement or attic. The goal is to pick a storage spot that is dry, well ventilated, and climate controlled. 

Storage Alternatives  

If you don’t have a designated linen closet or have limited closet space, here is another way to store your winter bedding. The next best storage space is right under your bed. Just make sure to use a storage bag to keep dust from accumulating on your bedding. A cotton storage bag is best, it is extremely breathable and will allow proper air circulation. Adding a bedskirt to your bed is a stylish way to conceal the storage bag. 

 Now that your winter bedding is clean, dry, and folded, it’s ready to be stored away. Since you’ve taken the extra time and TLC, you can rest assured that your winter beddings will be in great shape when you take it out of storage for next fall. In the next few weeks, we will be releasing several blog posts on how to give your bedroom a spring refresh. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@Qbedding) to stay up to date on our posts and spring arrivals.