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How to Wash a Weighted Blanket: Tips for Washing Your Blanket and How to Clean It

Once you try a weighted blanket, you will love it so much that you will use it basically every day. However, as you can imagine, your blanket won’t stay clean forever. Sooner or later, you will need to wash it. For this reason, it is essential to learn how to clean weighted blankets properly.

Here, you will find all the most useful suggestions, directly from the best experts, to make your favourite weighted blanket nice and clean.

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Queen Size Weighted Blanket: 15lb or 20lbs

Perfectly sized to fit the TOP of a queen size bed, this weighted blanket comes in two weights, 15lb and 20lb. 


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New! Mini Weighted Blanket: 12lb

Just right for taking a nap on the sofa or in bed, this personal size weighted blanket goes with you.


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How to Wash a Weighted Blanket

Before you can just put it in your washing machine, you must ensure that yours is a washable weighted blanket.

Check the label on your blanket, or read the product description to learn more. If you are not sure how to proceed, it’s best to avoid any weird experiment. Seek the help of an expert on weighted blankets. This is the only way to make sure that your blanket will soon be ready to help you sleep tight.

Is It Safe to Use a Washing Machine?

As a general rule, any weighted blanket should be safe in a washing machine, including those with beads and plastic poly pellets. However, it is always a good idea to check the care tag on your blanket. For Baloo Living weighted blankets, wash in cold water on the gentle cycle with whites only, and dry on low heat.

Best Products for Cleaning a Weighted Blanket

When washing your blanket, you must avoid fabric softeners and bleach at any cost. In fact, you don’t need these products to make your cozy friend clean. On the contrary, they can break down the fibres and damage the blanket.

The Drying Process

You may be surprised to see how quickly a weighted blanket can dry up, since its fabric doesn’t absorb water. This means that you don’t need anything more than the low-heat cycle on your washing machine.

On the other hand, you can also spread your blanket on a clean surface to air dry. This is particularly recommended if you live far from the chaos of the city, but you should avoid it if your home is in a rainy country.

Useful Tips to Clean Weighted Blankets

It is essential to take into account the bulk of your blanket. While a small one can be washed at home, bigger types, such as a queen weighted blanket, may require the aid of a laundromat’s professional machine.

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If you don’t feel comfortable with the idea of putting your blanket in a washing machine, you can use a removable duvet cover. This will protect the blanket, and it can easily be washed with warm water and a drop of laundry detergent.

How to Wash a Weighted Blanket in a Nutshell

If you are wondering how to wash a weighted blanket, the general rule to follow is to clean it with warm or cold water. You don’t need bleach or any special soap for washing your blanket. If you cannot wait to use it again, you can tumble it dry on low.


Written by Elizabeth Grojean. Elizabeth founded Baloo Living after experiencing the profound feeling of a weighted blanket. Elizabeth is committed to helping people live more balanced, grounded lives through products that provide gentle support.