How to Store Memory Foam Mattress Topper?

Down mattress toppers can give a new life to your old mattress and make it more comfortable and luxurious. They are a very type and can be very expensive, which is why it is important to take a proper care of them and clean them carefully.

Down mattress topper requires more careful and infrequent cleaning than other types of mattress toppers because it contains down and too much cleaning or not caring about it properly can damage gentle feathers, cause the growth of mildew and shorten the overall lifespan of the topper.

(Read more about mattress toppers in our mattress topper reviews.)

Read our article and find out how to wash your down mattress topper properly without damaging it.

Cleaning a Down Mattress Topper

As the feather mattress topper is the most unique type of all, its cleaning procedure is also a bit different. You should clean it properly in order to maintain its integrity.

Such topper usually just requires hanging it out in the bright sunlight for at least once every 6 months. This will help you get rid of any unpleasant odor from it and keep it smelling fresh.

However, the job isn’t done here and you need to give it a deep wash too at least once a year.

So, How To Wash Your Down Mattress Topper?

First of all, you should check the care instructions label on the topper. Down toppers are sensitive and that’s why you should read all the cleaning instructions given on the care instructions label that is usually attached with one end to the topper.

After this, you should inspect the topper and look for signs of wear and tear and make sure that there is no major damaging of the material, because feathers can escape through the torn areas during washing and ruin your mattress topper completely. If there is any damage or opening, make sure that you treat and mend them first before taking the topper for a wash.

Place your down mattress topper in a large washing machine if you have one, but if you don’t, then you can take it to some professional or commercial cleaning service.

Measure a small amount of gentle detergent and pour it into the washing machine. Liquid detergent is the most suitable for washing a feather type. It will keep the level of oil presence in the feathers the same and won’t damage your mattress topper. Use it as prescribed and advised by the company.

Set the water temperature to cold and the wash cycle to gentle. Using cold water can help you maintain the original form of the topper.

Allow your washing machine to finish the cycle and then reset it to perform an extra rinse. Reset the washing machine twice to spin the mattress topper several times as this will ensure that you remove as much water from down as possible.

Once you finish this, you should remove the topper from your washing machine and place it in the dryer. Set it to low or medium heat setting and dry it thoroughly.

Add one or two tennis balls to the dryer to fluff the down during the drying process and reset your dryer as many times as necessary to ensure the feathers are completely dry and prevent the appearance of mildew in the feathers.

After you take it out of a dryer, you can also hang your mattress topper from the clothesline for a few hours to ensure the down dries completely.

Follow these steps and your down mattress topper will always be clean and smell fresh without losing its original form, comfort and luxuriousness in any way.


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