Easy at a coin laundry! How to wash a futonI think many people hang out their futons to dry on sunny days, but few people actually wash them.
You can wash pillowcases and sheets, but you can't wash your futon.
There are dust mites, sweat, and sebum stains on the futon...In fact, there are a lot of dust mites in your futon... because dust mites' favorite foods, such as night sweat, sebum, and dander, become food for dust mites, and the number of dust mites increases rapidly.
(Source: Midori Yoshikawa, Masatoshi Tanaka, Takashi Sugai, Norihiro Toyazaki + Consumers' Co-op, Science Information Center co-author, "Mites and mold contamination of bedrooms and bedding (Inoue Shoin)")
There are almost no mites on unused futons, but on futons that have been used for five years, the number of mites has increased dramatically.
The table below shows the percentage of the number of years the futons have been used based on the number of years the futons have been used as a whole.
One out of every two Japanese people has been using a futon for over 10 years .
(Source: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, “Used futon collection experiment report (March 2004)”)
Japanese people tend to use futons once they buy them for many years, but the longer they use them, the more dirt and dust mites accumulate in the futon's cotton, and dirt accumulates more and more.
Therefore, it is necessary to wash your futon regularly to remove dust mites and the dirt that feeds them.
For those who are thinking about storing the futons they took care of during the winter in the closet! Please wash your futon to remove any dirt before storing it.
You can easily wash your clothes at a coin laundry.
Check if the futon can be washedCheck the washing picture on the futon and if it has a hand wash mark or a washing machine mark, you can wash it.
If there is a cross mark on the hand wash mark or washing machine mark, leave it to a professional.
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Easy at a coin laundry! Washing the futonIf you want a futon that can be washed at home, it's definitely easier to wash it at a coin laundry than at home.
There are some tips, so please keep them in mind before going to the coin laundry.
Things to prepare before going to the coin laundry
Preparation - Partial cleaningPartially treat heavily soiled areas in advance.
Add a Rinenna detergent spoon (about 20-30g) to a bucket containing about 200ml of hot water (about 40℃ bath temperature) and stir.
Scrub the dirty area with a brush dipped in detergent.
This step is very important! The brushes used here are from IKEA.
wrap the futonRoll up the futon. Wrap it so that the dirty part is on the outside as much as possible.
tie with twineYou will be tying it to prevent the cotton from bunching up, so please tie it as tightly as possible according to the size of your futon.
It is OK to tie the knot in a loose knot. This will prevent feathers from coming together and bunching.
If the dirt is not too badWash your clothes in a washing machine at a coin laundry using the cycle from washing to drying.
If the dirt is really bad, wash it once with Rinenna.
Easy 5-step washing method for heavily soiled items1. Put Rinenna in the laundry detergent bin
2. I'll put the futon on.
3． The course is laundry only.
Four. I finished washing.
Five. Next, wash it in the wash-dry cycle.
*Most coin-operated laundromats in Japan dispense detergent automatically, so there is no need to add detergent, but in the unlikely event that the laundromat does not dispense detergent automatically, please add detergent.
Deep emotion! The finished product will be soft and fluffy.Even though it's fluffy, it removes years of sweat and is lightweight! The stains that had been left unattended for many years were also removed.
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I should have washed it sooner if it was going to change so much.
You'll never forget the thrill of sleeping on a freshly washed futon! (If you have a futon that you can wash at home, please try it.) Washing your futon at home is difficult, but using a coin laundry makes it easy and convenient!
Check on Rinenna official YouTube channelRinenna's official YouTube channel provides detailed instructions on how to wash futons.
Please use the video as a reference when washing your clothes.
We recommend that you check out the laundry tools we use as well.
[Extra Edition] When washing with a washing machine at homeIf you really want to wash your clothes in your washing machine at home, you can do so by keeping the following points in mind (although it's quite a hassle)
Check the size of your washing machineFirst, check the size of your washing machine.
A 5kg washing machine can wash a single size futon.
You can select a semi-double futon for a 7-8 kg washing machine.
If you wash a futon that exceeds the washing machine's capacity, it will not only damage the futon but may also cause the washing machine to malfunction, so be sure to check the size.
put it on the netFold the futon, roll it up, and place it in a large net (we also sell bedding nets).
If you want to remove tough stains, we recommend Rinenna #1, which does not use fluorescent agents, as a detergent.You can also use Rinenna #1 detergent.
Since Rinenna thoroughly removes dirt from your body, it also removes dirt from your futon (which you can wash at home).
If the dirt is not that bad, use a neutral detergent (for washing fashionable clothes).
Course is blanket course or dry courseIf your washing machine has a blanket cycle, select the blanket cycle, or if not, select the dry cycle or hand wash cycle.
How often should you wash your futon? ?We recommend washing your futon once a year when you put it away (in spring).
What if you are concerned about the smell of your futon and cannot wash it immediately?
How do you store your futon?I think many people store their futons in the spring, summer, and fall.
We will tell you the recommended storage method so that you can use it cleanly the next time you use it.
Wash before storingAs mentioned above, if you don't remove the dirt that mites feed on (sweat, sebum, dander, etc.), the number of mites will increase.
Also, make sure to thoroughly remove any dirt from your futon as it may cause mold.
Wash the cover thoroughly as well.
dry in the sunLet's dry it in the sun on a sunny day.
(However, during pollen season, we recommend using a futon dryer rather than drying in the sun.
) Get rid of mites by drying in the sun and dry thoroughly.
Dead dust mites remain on the futon, so vacuum the futon to suck out the dust mites.
Of course, there is also a vacuum cleaner specifically designed for futons.
Use special bagsBy placing it in a special bag with good ventilation, it will protect your futon from insects and dust.
It is safe to use along with insect repellent.
Choose a location with low humidityIf the humidity is high, mold will grow, so please store it in a dry place as much as possible.
On days when the weather is nice, open the doors and doors to let the air circulate.
Dry your futon regularlyWhen the weather is nice, hanging your futon out to dry will have a deodorizing effect, and drying it will also help prevent mold.
A futon that you use every day but surprisingly doesn't get washed.
The softness of your futon after washing will surely make your sleep more comfortable.