Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to quickly dry something and didn’t have time to wait for a dryer? Well, that’s where a throw blanket comes in handy. Throw blankets are made from fabric that is treated with an enzyme that breaks down the water molecules. As a result, your blanket can be thrown in the washing machine and be dry within minutes. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to dry something, a throw blanket is the perfect solution. Read on to learn more about how to wash and dry one of these essential pieces of home furnishings.
What You Need
If you are like me, you love a good throw blanket. They’re perfect for cuddling up on in the cold, keeping you warm and feeling cozy all at the same time. But, what do you do if your throw blanket gets dirty?
Fortunately, washing and drying a throw blanket is easy! Here’s how:
1. Remove the blanket from its cover. If it has a machine-washable fabric cover, remove it before washing. Otherwise, just toss it in with the rest of your laundry.
2. Fill a large bowl or sink with water and add enough soap to suds up well. Use a gentle cycle and hang the blanket on the clothesline to dry (or place it in a low oven if you have one).
3. When the blanket is dry, fold it in half so that the folded edge is against one of the long edges. Then tie each end into a knot – making sure that both knots are against one side of the folded edge. This will help keep the blanket shape while it’s stored away.
How to Wash it
Washing your throw blanket is easy enough – just hop in the shower with it and give it a good scrub. Be sure to get all of the dirt, grit, and dried sweat off of it! After that, dry it off using a towel or air dryer. Make sure to leave the blanket flat while drying so that the fabric doesn’t curl up. If you do have trouble getting the blanket completely dry, you can put it in a low-emission dryer for an extra few minutes.
How to Dry it
Cleaning a throw blanket is a simple process that can be done by hand or in the machine. To clean it by hand, put it in the washing machine on a cold cycle with detergent and water. Remove it from the washer and wring out the water until it’s just damp. Hang it up to dry.
To clean it in the machine, put it in the dryer on a low heat setting. Add enough tumble dried clothes to cover the blanket and press down into them evenly. Check for wrinkles after about 20 minutes and rotate the blanket if needed. Drying time will vary depending on your dryer, but usually takes about an hour.
Tips for Storage
If your throw blanket is made from a thick, warm fabric, it may be difficult to dry it completely without damaging the fibers. To avoid this, follow these tips for drying your throw blanket:
1. Hang your blanket on a sturdy wire hanger to allow the air to circulate freely and help the blanket dry quickly.
2. If possible, place your blanket in a sunny spot so that the fabric can oxidize and break down any residues from previous use.
3. Do not put your blanket in direct sunlight or near a heat source, as this will cause it to become brittle and crack.
4. Once your blanket is dry, carefully remove all the water droplets by shaking it out or running a soft cloth over the surface of the blanket.