Blankets don’t get much more luxurious than the ones from Barefoot Dreams.
A little bit like sleeping wrapped in the coziest, most comfortable cloud you could imagine, these blankets are something else. The fabrics and textiles used are almost unbelievably soft, warm, and luxurious.
Because these blankets feel so different – and because they are so beloved – lots of people want to be sure they know exactly how to wash Barefoot Dreams blankets before they just toss them in with the rest of their laundry and hope for the best. That’s where this guide comes into play.
In just a few moments you’ll learn everything there is to know about how to wash Barefoot Dreams blankets, keeping them soft, keeping them warm, and keeping them clean and hygienic.
Let’s get into it, shall we?
How To Wash Barefoot Dreams Blankets
Step 1: Give Your Blanket a Good Shake
The first (and maybe the most important) thing you’ll want to do when it’s time to clean your Barefoot Dreams blanket is to give it a good shake and get all the “surface stuff” you can off of it before it goes into the wash.
By knocking dirt, debris, gunk, and anything else stuck to the surface of your blanket off in advance you’ll be guaranteed to get a deeper clean for your blanket than you would have been able to otherwise.
You also won’t have to worry about rips, tears, or stains by hard objects stuck on your blanket getting tumbled around up against these fabrics in the wash.
Step 2: Hit Unwanted Spots and Stains with Cleaner
Next, you want to spot-treat any of the spots or stains that are on the surface of your blanket with specialty cleaners.
Stain removers (sprays, sticks, etc.) can be used effectively on Barefoot Dreams cleaners. Just make sure that you test these specialty cleaners on the corners of your blankets first. You want to be sure that they are safe for that fabric specifically.
Let the spot cleaner “sink in” for about 10 minutes before you put your blanket in the wash. If a stain is particularly stubborn (or really bold, like wine or blood) let the stain remover soak into the fabric for 24 hours.
Step 3: Always Wash on Gentle with Cold Water
All Barefoot Dreams blankets are 100% machine washable which makes things really simple and straightforward.
The only thing you have to worry about is making sure that your washing machine is set to the gentle cycle (the gentlest cycle you have, probably the “delicates” cycle) and that you are using cold water.
Warm water will really do a number on the softness and overall longevity of the fabrics and fibers in your blanket. Steer clear of warm cycles and you should be good to go.
Step 4: Use a Mild Detergent!
You should also be using a gentle, mild detergent when washing your Barefoot Dreams blanket.
Steer clear completely of harsh bleach products or “heavy duty” detergents that include a lot of chemicals and degreasers. You also want to avoid using fabric softener as it’ll actually make your Barefoot Dreams blanket stiffer and almost “crunchy” because of the residue it leaves behind.
Step 5: If You Use the Dryer, Always Run It on Tumble
A lot of folks like to air dry their Barefoot Dreams blankets but you can pitch this into the dryer if you’d like – so long as you are using the right settings.
The lowest temperature settings on your dryer should do the trick. But if you can switch your dryer to “fluff” or “tumble dry” that’s the setting you’re going to want to use.
The less heat you expose your blanket to the happier you are going to be.
There is – everything you need to know about how to wash Barefoot Dreams blankets, getting them clean but also helping them last (just as good as brand-new condition) for as long as possible, too.
If you notice pilling on your blanket later down the line know that you can use a disposable razor (or even a specialty fabric razor) to click those pilling pieces off and make your blanket a lot more comfortable at the same time.