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Removing Yellow Stains from Linen?This page is about removing yellow stains from linen. Fine cotton fabric can become yellowed with age and need some special care to get it white again.

 

White cat laying on white bed. Lower body is under covers, front legs are straight and hanging off the bed

Removing Pet Hair from BeddingMany pets are allowed to sleep on their owner's bed. This can leave a lot of hair behind to clean off. This is a page about removing pet hair from bedding.

 

Down comforter on a nice bed.

Removing Odors From a Down Comforter?This is a page about removing odors from a down comforter. Should your down comforter develop an odor, there are a few ways you might consider for cleaning it.

 

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Removing Sharpie from a Comforter?I have a brand new comforter from the Cindy Crawford collection that I had my eyes on for about a year. Within the first week, my boyfriend had a Sharpie (black) in his pocket and it bled on it.

 

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Pet Urine on a Quilt?Does anyone no how to remove pet urine from a Quilt?

 

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Smelly Down Comforter?I have washed my down comforter recently at home and even used downy fabric softener and dryer sheets and it smells really bad, I guess like damp feathers. How can I get the smell out? I've washed it twice!

 

Wool Blanket

Cleaning Wool BlanketsThis page is about cleaning wool blankets. Special care needs to be taken when cleaning blankets of this material.

 

Freshening Sheets

Freshening SheetsThis is a page about freshening sheets. Freshen your bed linens between washings.

 

Lace Tablecloth

Removing Grease Stains on a Lace Tablecloth?This is a page about removing grease stains on a lace tablecloth. Care should be taken when removing stains from lace tablecloths, so as not to damage the fabric.

 

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Bed Sheets hanging on a line.

Getting Rid of Sour Smell in Bedding?This is a page about getting rid of sour smell in bedding. Daily usage can leave your bedding with a sour smell caused by bacteria or germs.

 

Cleaning a Featherbed

Cleaning a Featherbed?This is a page about cleaning a featherbed. It is important to clean a featherbed properly to avoid damaging it and to prevent odors.

 

Two girls doing their nails on a pink comforter.

Removing Nail Polish From a ComforterMany of us apply our nail polish while relaxing in comfortable places, such as on the bed or couch. This is a page about removing nail polish from a comforter.

 

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Washing Down Comforters?Can you safely wash down comforters?

 

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Removing Ink from a Comforter?I need to know how to get liquid roller ball ink out of a comforter?

 

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Ink on a Washed and Dried Tablecloth?How would I get ink out of a white tablecloth that has been washed and dried?

 

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Sharpie on a Pillow Case?Can anyone suggest how to remove black sharpie marker from BRAND NEW pillows that my four year old decided to decorate?

 

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Water Marks on Curtains?I have water marks from rain water on curtains. They are cotton fabric with cream colour. Any ideas on how to remove the marks?

 

cleaning embroidered pillow cases

Cleaning Embroidered Pillowcases That Have Yellowed?If you have a linen closet that contains beautiful vintage embroidered pillowcases that have yellowed with age, bleach is not recommended as it will affect colored embroidery. Try gentler remedies such as borax, baking soda, lemon juice and sunlight to help restore them to white.

 

Granny square afghan.

Cleaning an Antique Crochet Bedspread?Old crochet items such as bedspreads require care when cleaning. It is best to wash by hand in the tub, using cold water and Woolite. Then squeeze out the water and dry flat, do not hang. This is a page about cleaning an antique crochet bedspread.

 

Washing a Sunbeam Heated Blanket - blue and white heated throw

Washing a Sunbeam Heated BlanketI received a heated throw for Christmas and recently my kids spilled some food on it. I assumed that all I could do was wipe it with a damp cloth, but it turns out you can wash them! You do need to be careful when washing and drying and you can not wash as you would a regular blanket.

 

A plush orange blanket.

Cleaning Dried Cat Vomit Off a Micro-plush Blanket?Rehydrating and removing as much of the vomit as possible prior to washing is a good start. Checking to see if the spot is clean before drying is also important. This is a page about cleaning dried cat vomit off a micro-plush blanket.

 

A crocheted tablecloth.

Cleaning Coffee Stains on a Crocheted Tablecloth?Crochet tablecloths can be somewhat delicate. Removing stains, such as coffee, needs to be done with care. This is a page about cleaning coffee stains on a crocheted tablecloth.

 

Two white pillows.

Re-fluffing PillowsThis is a page about re-fluffing pillows. Daily usage can make your pillows flatten out.

 

Washing Down Bedding

Cleaning Down BeddingThis page is about cleaning down bedding. A feather bed, comforter or sleeping bag needs special care when being laundered.

 

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Linen Napkins and Silverware

Cleaning Linen Napkins?This page is about cleaning linen napkins. Using cloth napkins can be very nice and save you money on paper products.

 

Washing Bed Sheets

Cleaning Bed SheetsThis is a page about cleaning bed sheets. Keeping your bed sheets clean and fresh helps make sleep more relaxing.

 

Bedspread

Removing Wrinkles From a Bedspread?This is a page about removing wrinkles from a bedspread. Ironing a bedspread is not a chore many people look forward to.

 

Yellow Blanket

Washing BlanketsThis page is about washing blankets. When cleaning blankets, it isimportant to make sure your washer load is balanced.

 

Serape Blanket

Cleaning a Serape Blanket?This page is about cleaning a serape blanket. These Mexican coverings can be made of wool or cotton.

 

Cleaning Pillows

Cleaning Bed PillowsThis is a page about cleaning bed pillows. We clean our bed linens routinely, but the bed pillows also need to be cleaned, although not as often.

 

Washing Bed Pillows

Washing Bed PillowsThis is a page about washing bed pillows. Just like your bed linens, the pillows need cleaning too.

 

A stack of soft fluffy down pillows.

Cleaning A Down PillowThis is a page about cleaning a down pillow. Pillows made from down feathers from birds like geese and ducks are very popular for their softness and warmth but can be difficult to safely clean.

 

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Cleaning Mattress and Pillow Covers?How and when do you wash the micro fiber mattress and pillow covers? I had a problem with bug infestation and bought the covers that zip over the complete mattress and pillows. Do I wash these in the washer and put in the dryer like ordinary sheets? How often?

 

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Removing Crayon from a Down Comforter?How do I remove crayon from my down comforter and cover?

 

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Cleaning a Polyester Filled Comforter?What is the safest way to clean a white comforter with polyester filling?

 

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Removing Permanent Marker from Bedspread?How do you get rid of permanent marker on a bed spread?

 

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Color Bled on Comforter in Wash?I read through the bleach + boiling water idea and other posts. I'm concerned about the color bleeding more on my daughter's comforter. Has anyone tried this method at a lower temperature with success? Has anyone tried this method with a partially dried item with success?

 

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Can I Machine Wash a Microfiber Pillow?How do you clean a microfiber pillow that's been thrown up on/ It does not have a removable cover. Can it be put in a washing machine?

 

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Sheets Stored in Under Bed Container Smell Musty?We store our sheets in a plastic container under the bed. Lately we have noticed that the sheets have a musty smell to them. I don't think that this is a humidity issue since the container has a cover. Any suggestions?

 

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Mold on a Down Comforter?How do you remove mold from a down comforter?

 

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Repairing Bleach Spots on Sheets?I have a question on dyeing sheets. If Clorox has spotted or whitened high thread count dyed sheets, then how do you rectify this problem and get the sheet back to original color?

 

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Washing a Down Comforter?What temperature should the water be for cleaning a down comforter?

 

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Ballpoint Ink on Cotton Polyester Fabric?My daughter is 1 year old. She scribbled on her baby blanket with a ballpoint pen. It's Mother Care brand and it says the material is 80% cotton and 20 % polyester. I was hoping I could show the picture, but it's not loading.

 

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Removing Odors from Linens?I would like to know how to get rid of body oil smell from linens. It is not mold, but body oils.

 

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Use Wrinkle Releaser On SheetsIf you have sheets that are wrinkled, spray some fabric relaxer, like Downey wrinkle spray on it on it. Hold the dampened material for a few seconds in place, and smooth it out until it dries in place.

 

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Removing Red Sharpie From Bedspread?I was writing a philosophy paper on my bed, and was using a red sharpie highlighter to highlight my quotes.

 

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Candle Wax on a Down Comforter?How do you get wax off fabric? It is down comforter and it is pink wax.

 

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Blood on a Mattress Topper?How do I remove a blood stain from my down filled mattress topper. I do not want to have to wash the entire thing because last time I did it I had to take it to the laundry mat to dry and it took over 3 hours to dry.

 

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Stains on Stored Linens?Does anyone know how to remove an unknown type of stain. I stored a bedspread, sham and curtains that I made for my youngest child almost 18 years ago in one of those plastic bags that bedspreads come in.

 

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Mold on a Tablecloth?I had a New Year's Eve party and l did not wash straight away because it was raining for a few days so my cotton tablecloth with a design on it now has mould on it.

 

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Marking Pen on Sheets?Marking Pen on Sheets. I have orange marking pen on new sheets.

 

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In Stains on Sheets?In Stains on Sheets. How do you remove ink stains from sheets?

 

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Blood Stains on Sheets?Blood Stains on Sheets. How do I get blood stains out of white sheets?

 

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Mildew Spots on Sheets?Thanks to all for the hints posted to my last question (re: mildew oder), But what I should have said was mildew SPOTS! How do you get mildew spots off sheets? Anymore help out there?

 

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Nail Polish on Bed Linen?While we were away for the entire summer, my daughter confessed she spilled blue nail polish on her bed linen. Months later we returned to the scene of the crime but the polish won't budge.

 

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Nail Polish on a Quilt?I need to get nail polish off quilt.

 

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How do I get sour milk odor out of a down comforter?How do I get sour milk odor out of a down comforter?

 

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How can I get crisco oil stain and odor form my sheets?How can I get crisco oil stain and odor form my sheets? I used them to "sop up" spilled oil, and I laundered them 2x's and they still smell oily and are heavy like its still soaked with the oil.

 

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New Cotton Thermal Blanket Is Shedding?I recently purchased a queen/king size 100% cotton thermal blanket from Wal-mart. It is heavyweight and the price was reasonable -- under $20.00. The problem I am having is that it is shedding terribly.

 

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Cat Urine Stains on Sheets?How do I remove cat urine stain on sheets when I'm not sure exactly where they are located? I can't use the enzyme remover on the spot because I'm not sure exactly where it is. Is there someway to mix the enzyme remover with water before I wash the sheet?

 

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Sweat Smell on Bedding?How can I get the smell of sweat out of bedding. They have been washed many times with poor results.

 

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Starching a Tablecloth?What do I use to starch a tablecoth?

 

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Removing Fuzz Balls From Sheets?I would like to know how you get the little fuzz balls off of bed sheets?

 

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Fluffing Up ComfortersI'm not sure where I heard this, it might have even been on this site. Anyhow, it really works. When drying a comforter in the dryer, throw a few clean tennis balls in with it.

 

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Kerosine Smell on Upholstery Material?I have four yards of regular (cotton blend) upholstry material that absorbed kerosine when it was placed at the top of a closet. Any suggestions on how to get the smell out? There are no visible stains on the material.

 

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Mildew Stains on a Cotton Tablecloth?Looking for something to get mildew stains out of a cotton hand made crochet tablecloth.

 

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Tree Sap on a Sleeping Bag?I have a sleeping bag that has tree sap in it. How do I get it out.

 

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Removing Rust From a Baby Blanket?I've had my baby blanket for about 20yrs or so and it now has rust on it in different spots. I would like to no if anyone has any ideas on how I would go about removing it.

 

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Drying a Mattress Cover?I took off my mattress cover this morning to wash it. I threw it in the regular laundry like most people. I didn't keep the washing directions. It has a protective plastic lining.

 

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Water Stains on Antique White Delicates?I was recently given some white embroidery (placemats, tableclothes etc). These pieces were stored for many years in a closet in a house with a leaky roof, and as a result have beige/brownish water stains. I'd really appreciate any suggestions for getting rid of these stains so I can return this wonderful work to its former glory. Thanks! Anna in San Francisco

 

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Cleaning a Featherbed Topper?Does anyone have a estimate price for getting a down feather topper (full) dry cleaned? I'm not confident in my ability to wash it myself and I've had it for almost 10 years. Just trying to get an estimate before trying to take it to the dry cleaner. I'm a college student so I only work part time.

 

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Removing Cat Spray from an Electric Blanket?My cat just started spraying and of course he sprayed my uncle's expensive electric blanket and I can't wash it. What do I do?

 

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Cleaning Dried Cat Vomit Off a Micro-plush Blanket?I have an (amazing) JC Penney 100% polyester queen micro-plush blanket. Of course, my cat puked on it. I *thought* I'd managed to rinse out everything before tossing it in my front-load washer. I put it on the most hard core soil cycle, and ran an extra rinse.

 

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Cleaning a Microfiber Pillow?I have a body pillow from Walmart that I got a couple of months ago. It's 100% microfiber. I'm not sure how to clean it. My only worries are that it will either flatten or separate and bunch up and lose its shape. Any tips would be great.

 

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Removing Fabric Softener Odor from Down Comforter?When I washed my goose down comforter I used fabric softener. Now it has an odor. What do you recommend?

 

Easily Removing Cat Hair from Bedding  - tabby cat on the bed

Easily Removing Cat Hair from Bedding?I've had several surgeries on my back and shoulders. I have two cats that sleep with me. My bedding, especially my comforter, is always covered with tons of cat hair. Every other day I try to use the hair/lint remover brush on the comforter. By the time I'm done, my back is killing me.

 

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