The vast majority of people will rotate their bedroom linen on a weekly basis due to the fact that we spend a tremendous amount of our lives in bed (up to 30% some studies have shown) and furthermore, who doesn’t love getting into a fresh clean bed?
But how many of us will take the time and effort to clean our actual doonas during this rotation? The honest answer you are probably thinking is “I can’t remember the last time I cleaned my doona”. You are not alone. In fact, recent studies have shown that up to 20% of people questioned had NEVER washed their doona and a whopping 80% had only washed it once in the last twelve months.
In this blog, we are going to outline the benefits of Dry Cleaning your doona and why you should implement it on a periodic basis.
1 – Dust mites and bacteria
Your bed may feel clean and fresh, but did you know that doonas are a breeding ground for dust mites and bacteria? When we sleep, our bodies regenerate, shedding old skin cells, sweat, bacteria and more! A potent concoction for dust mites to flourish and even prime conditions for fungus to grow. Washing on a periodic basis (we recommend quarterly basis) in line with the seasons, will rid your favorite doonas of dust mites, bacteria, dead skin cells and fungus, leaving your bed a safe refuge for your family’s sleep and rest.
2 – Correct Cleaning Practices
Doonas are an expensive investment and present quite the dilemma when it comes to washing them. Firstly, they are huge! The larger your bed, the larger the doona and good luck fitting it into your home washing machine even if it’s just a single. Then there’s synthetic vs feather and down doona’s, all of which have Dry Cleaning only applications recommended by the manufacturer to prolong the durability, comfort and warmth of your doona.
In summary, the risk to your health, your family’s washing machine and the large investment in your doona’s, really does speak for itself.
Investing in a periodic cleaning schedule every three months will prolong the life of your doona’s, ensure you do not break the home washing machine and most importantly, ensure your doona is free from dust mites, bacteria, fungus’ and more that can trigger allergies, health conditions and more.
If you are interested in learning more about our Doona Dry Cleaning services, click HERE and contact us today for more information on our 7 Greater Melbourne Dry Cleaning locations.