Hello. This is Linenna Editorial Department. ``Linenna's Household Laundry'' is a 4-panel comic based on laundry-related episodes from everyone that happily tells about daily laundry troubles and incidents. We will also share troubleshooting methods and improvements. Even if we sometimes make mistakes that make us want to hold our eyes, let's all laugh and flush them away with the washing water, so that we can wash our clothes in a good mood tomorrow.
How to prevent the batting from shifting to one side?
The padded baby mat is now in a miserable state. This is a common occurrence with quilting materials. It's still better if the quilting is fine, but if the quilting width is wide, it ends up being all lopsided... (Sometimes larger patterns are cuter in terms of design.) You can loosen the fabric from above. It's the kind of thing where halfway through you're like, ``Wow!'' If the material inside is made of cotton or feathers rather than a single piece of non-woven fabric, it will inevitably end up on one side. However, with a little ingenuity, you can minimize the imbalance, so please use this as a reference. That's true! It is tied with twine
. This prevents the batting and feathers from coming together, which cannot be prevented even when placed in a net. Please keep in mind that the method I'm introducing this time can be used not only for small items like baby mats, but also for large futons.
point 1 | Partially wash any noticeable stains first.
Dissolve laundry detergent (20-30g for Rinenna #1) in a bucket of hot water at about 40℃ and stir well.
Scrub with a toothbrush, depending on the area of dirt.
point2|Wrap it up, tie it with twine and put it in the washing machine
Roll it up and tie it with twine in several places so that the dirty part is on the outside
. At this time, tie the bag as tightly as possible to prevent the filling from shifting inside the washing machine. A one-sided knot that is easy to remove is OK. Tie it up tightly and put it in the washing machine.
point3|Dry quickly and thoroughly
Even if you can minimize unevenness during washing, you still must not let your guard down. What happens when you hang something that isn't quilted to dry, like in this episode...? that's right. Since the filling contains moisture and is heavy, it will fall down and end up on one side. If the wet batting and feathers are uneven, it will be difficult to dry and stay damp for a long time, which can lead to the growth of bacteria
! Check the washing label and if it is OK to dry, we recommend putting it in the dryer
. The dryer dries by rotating the inside of the drum, which spreads the material evenly and creates a fluffy finish. If you cannot use a dryer, dry flat in a well-ventilated place. Also, be sure to loosen the batting from time to time and let it dry thoroughly.
Coin laundry is recommended for large items.
If it's a large item like a duvet, we recommend tying it up with twine and then washing and drying it at a laundromat. Washing machines at coin laundry machines use hot water to remove stains, and dryers at laundry machines dry clothes at a higher temperature than those used at home, which helps prevent dust mites. How was it? It's not difficult to do, so if you're washing cotton or feather-filled mats or bedding, take some extra effort to make them fluffy.