Since the 14th century, people have been using feather beds which were firmly packed and weighed 50 – 90 lbs. They were passed down through families. In order to keep the feathers distributed, people fluffed the feather bed every day. Now, it is very easy to care for a feather bed.
Shake feather bed regularly
New feather bed will fluff up for some time because it has been compressed for shipping. To help it fluff up, you can gently shake it and air it out. The more fluff, flip and rotate, the better it will. Grab a corner and shake the feather bed like the old parachute in gym class when you change your sheets.
Keep feather bed clean and protected
It can be hard to wash feather bed since it is too big even for most commercial laundry machines. Sometimes, it costs less to buy a new one. Treat it like an extension of your mattress. Use a feather bed protector or mattress pad to prevent damage from spills and stains.
Clean spills and spots
Move the feathers away from the area and clean the fabric to spot clean minor spills or soiling of the feather bed itself. Consult a professional dry cleaner for laundering instead of dry cleaning if more extensive cleaning is required. Finding a cleaner that can handle the volume of a feather bed requires taking some searching.
Make sure to dry your wet or damp feather completely. To help the feathers fully dried, you can shake it regularly while drying. Otherwise, you will find clumps, lumps or a smell of feathers. A feather bed can add luxury to your night’s rest or renew an older mattress. Make sure to fluff it regularly.