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Do You Wash Any New Bedding Before Using It??

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I bought a beautiful new blanket for our bed at Tuesday Morning yesterday. It's enclosed in one of those zipper type bags.

Should I wash it before putting it on my bed? I usually don't. Bad???




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PpprMintPa­tty1315312812.54318670 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007Outside our Nation's Capitol

I ALWAYS do. You never know what it has touched, what chemicals are on it, etc.

~Formerly known as Danny~

------1315312915.55318336 PostsRegistered 2/13/2008

You must wash before using. While Nate Berkus was on HSN selling his sheets he said everything should be washed first because the factories that make bedding are filthy.

you mad bro?

Hildegarde­ Withers1315312961.64323150 PostsRegistered 7/3/2008

Yes


BlondeBroo­ke1315313073.2276715 PostsRegistered 12/23/2006

Sheets and pillowcases, I wash before use.

Blankets and quilts I do not.

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~Too busy being fabulous~

KatherineW1315313803.56728130 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God
On 9/6/2011 GATO_ said:

You must wash before using. While Nate Berkus was on HSN selling his sheets he said everything should be washed first because the factories that make bedding are filthy.

Eew!!! Yuk!!!

I will go wash it now since housekeeper is coming at 1:00.




~ Tiger L­ily ~1315314027.193173 PostsRegistered 7/23/2011The edge of tomorrow

I take my new blankets to the cleaners as my machine isn't big enough to wash it properly, I always wash sheets because I hate that new smell and I'm sure they are dirty from being handled.


~ Magic has always existed. It's this world that isn't real.~

CSH1315314319.6132334 PostsRegistered 12/5/2009NW PA

Yes...

Play is children's work!

Lynneuk1315316627.3378190 PostsRegistered 11/3/2006

I always wash everything new. Wouldn't want to get into the bed otherwise :(

irishwoman1315317106.1572168 PostsRegistered 3/23/2006

Yes!!!!!!

I have a problem with all the chemicals in the new sheets these days!

I have to warsh them before they go on my bed!!

Bren

Witchy Wom­an1315317787.582666 PostsRegistered 12/17/2005

Yes...and I wash blankets, mattress pads often...and change sheets every 2 days....

We run a small B&B and I wash everything top to bottom every time a guest leaves. Even the bedspread...

But anything new gets washed.

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VioletEyes1315318054.1213180 PostsRegistered 2/11/2009

I confess I have never washed new sheets, blankets or comforters before I have used them.{#emotions_dlg.blushing}

Most of our comforters need to be dry-cleaned anyway so I can't see it being worth the effort. So far not washing blankets and sheets before using them hasn't made us sick.{#emotions_dlg.ohmy}

straykatz1315318405.3738521 PostsRegistered 6/13/2007

I hate the "new" (oily factory smell) smell on bedding and towels and always wash before using.

@-->-->---

Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it.

blossomgirl1315318610.3332591 PostsRegistered 1/27/2011

always

Brabls1315319280.60714740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

I always do. I alwys wash new clothing once I have tried it on. Fabrics have starches & treatment to make it look good in the package or on the hanger. They smell bad to me.

clemintine1315319576.76318211 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.

YES!

and what is the country of origin?

There are bug repellants in some from other countries, especially China....so they can ship without critters! And then there's sizing...

OMG

Wash it already!

(oh, is that the washer I'm hearing in the background?)

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occasional­ rain1315319673.70716757 PostsRegistered 8/21/2007

I always wash before using and I don't buy bedding that needs to be dry cleaned.

I hope if your comforters/bedspreads have been dry cleaned, you remove them from your bed before you sleep in it. The dry cleaning chemicals remain in them and are carcinogens.

VioletEyes1315319912.9413180 PostsRegistered 2/11/2009
On 9/6/2011 occasional rain said:

I always wash before using and I don't buy bedding that needs to be dry cleaned.

I hope if your comforters/bedspreads have been dry cleaned, you remove them from your bed before you sleep in it. The dry cleaning chemicals remain in them and are carcinogens.

I go to a French cleaner that states that they use some kind of process that does not use any carcinogens in their dry cleaning process. After I get something home, I have never detected any odor like back when I was kid from anything I have dry-cleaned.

I used to think exactly like you occasional rain and I asked about the chemicals used. They assured me I was wrong and showed me some elaborate documentation of why dry-cleaning with them was safe.

lulu21315319953.27720974 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

I cannot imagine not washing bedding before using it.

occasional­ rain1315320372.80316757 PostsRegistered 8/21/2007
On 9/6/2011 VioletEyes said:
On 9/6/2011 occasional rain said:

I always wash before using and I don't buy bedding that needs to be dry cleaned.

I hope if your comforters/bedspreads have been dry cleaned, you remove them from your bed before you sleep in it. The dry cleaning chemicals remain in them and are carcinogens.

I go to a French cleaner that states that they use some kind of process that does not use any carcinogens in their dry cleaning process. After I get something home, I have never detected any odor like back when I was kid from anything I have dry-cleaned.

I used to think exactly like you occasional rain and I asked about the chemicals used. They assured me I was wrong and showed me some elaborate documentation of why dry-cleaning with them was safe.

That's good to know. I hope their method becomes standard practice because those commonly used dry cleaning chemicals are also bad for the environment.

JJsMom1315320548.67719810 PostsRegistered 10/25/2007

Yes, of course. I can't stand the smell of unwashed bedding.

I wash comforters and blankets too. The only exception is a down comforter, but I always put a washed duvet over those.

VioletEyes1315320789.0113180 PostsRegistered 2/11/2009

The EcoSleepShop is where I buy our bedding. Everything is organic and no chemicals are used in their production of their cottons..... Maybe that is why I don't worry about washing bedding before I use it. (but after this thread, I think I will.)

They won't even sell down comforters because they take a stance on how they are made. They are a good company to deal with.

ROMARY1315321414.64715761 PostsRegistered 4/28/2010

"Somewhere along the line" I heard that fabrics are sprayed for moths, spiders, mildew, etc. for transport and warehouse storage.

Yellow Rose

AnikaBrodie1315321724.93314995 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008The NE state of mountains and valleys

Yes, I do. You never know where they were made and how clean the place was. So I launder them before use even if they look clean.

~~~The Silver Fox ~~~
“... We don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason..." (Anonymous)

circles1315322109.6417311 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

I wash everything before I use it...bedding ....clothing...etc....I don't like the feel or smell of anything new....

viva9231315326373.546723 PostsRegistered 4/5/2008Delaware

WASH IT , WASH IT, WASH IT . Not matter what, now a days, you have to wash anything and everything if it is at all possible. I would be very leery of bed bugs since it is a blanket.

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