by David Le Blanc
Even though it’s bound to happen eventually, having a bed that looks all wrinkly can be kind of annoying. Removing wrinkles from the top layer, in particular, can be quite a pain, especially if it’s a eucalyptus bed comforter. Fortunately, this is an easy problem to fix since there are many effective ways to deal with wrinkles, which is why we’ve put together this list of simple tips for removing wrinkles in a eucalyptus comforter.
Do Not Iron It
Our first tip involves something you need to avoid. You should never use an iron on a comforter to get rid of wrinkles. Comforters have a layer of filling in between the top and bottom layers, and the heat of the iron will ruin this filling. In extreme cases, it could even catch the comforter on fire. Instead, you’ll want to use one of our other suggestions below.
Put It in a Full Laundry Cycle
Hands down, the best way to remove wrinkles from a eucalyptus comforter is to thoroughly wash it. You should put it on a light cycle with cold water and make sure that nothing else is in the washer with it. Also, don’t use any soap with harsh cleaning agents in it. (Note: Olive + Crate Comforters are Dry Clean Only)
For drying, you have a couple of options. If your dryer is big enough, you can put the comforter in there for a full cycle on low heat. However, if you’d rather play it safe, it would be better only to run it for 15 minutes, then let it air-dry. If your dryer is too small for the comforter to fit properly, you’ll just want to air dry it the whole time.
Give It a Quick Tumble Dry
If you’re looking for a simpler tip for removing wrinkles in a eucalyptus comforter, we recommend only putting it in a large dryer for a quick tumble dry. Be sure to add some dryer balls to help it flatten out. For the best results, it would be a good idea to dampen the comforter with a spray bottle first.
Use At-Home Wrinkle-Remover Solutions
Sometimes, your entire comforter isn’t wrinkled—only a section of it is. In these cases, there are some at-home remedies that you can try. The first one is very similar to our previous tip, just on a smaller scale. All you have to do is apply some water to the wrinkles with a spray bottle, then use a hairdryer to heat it up. Be sure to go back and forth over the area to avoid getting the sheet too hot. If you don’t have a hairdryer, you can pull the edges of the damp comforter to help spread it out.
If you want something stronger than water, there are wrinkle-sprays commercially available, or you can make your own by mixing a teaspoon of fabric softener and a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol with about a cup of water. Mist this solution across the wrinkles of the comforter. After waiting a while, the wrinkles will start to work themselves out.