There’s nothing like a fuzzy blanket, and Minky blankets are one of the softest you can find. That’s why they’re so popular! But while they may be cozy, they can also get dirty quickly. Whether from a spill or general wear-and-tear, cleaning your blanket is essential to keeping it fluffy and soft. But don’t worry, washing Minky blankets isn’t difficult—it just takes a few simple steps to keep them looking good as new.
Use cold water
Hot water can shrink your blanket and make it less soft, so it is recommended to use warm or cold instead. Cold water is also gentler on the fabric fibers, so there’s less risk of damage over time. Additionally, if you use hot water, it requires more energy to heat up than cold does!
Avoid using bleach
Bleach can cause discoloration and weakening of the fibers. If you need to use bleach, check with the manufacturer to see if they approve of its use with their product. In addition, always follow the directions on the bleach container carefully and store your clean linens separately from other fabrics until they are completely dry so that they don’t pick up any stray bleach stains.
Use a mild detergent
Like any other synthetic fabric, Minky fabric can be washed in the machine. You need to use a mild detergent and ensure you don’t overdo it. It is not as durable or resilient as other fabrics, so use less detergent, or your blanket may become stiff and uncomfortable.
Dry at low temperatures
You should dry your blanket at low temperatures. If you can, use the lowest heat setting on your dryer. This will help preserve the elasticity of the fabric so that it doesn’t lose its softness and become stiff. High heat can also damage the fabric, so if you don’t have a low heat setting, use a lower one instead.
Give your blanket a shake before drying
- Shake the blanket to remove excess water.
- Shake the blanket to help distribute the detergent.
- Shake the blanket to help distribute the softener.
Fluff up your Minky blanket in the dryer to “revive” the naps
The fluffing step is crucial to making your blanket look new and soft. If you skip this step, the blanket material will become flat and dull over time.
You can use a low temperature on the dryer (no more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit) to fluff up your blanket. This will help retain the fabric’s original softness and eliminate any wrinkles that have formed over time. It is also easier for you to iron the blanket later if necessary.
You should use a low temperature on the dryer (no more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit) to fluff up your blanket. This will help retain the fabric’s original softness and eliminate any wrinkles that have formed over time. It also makes it easier for you to iron the blanket later if necessary.
Minky blankets are amazing. They’re soft, they’re super warm, and they look great. But one thing can be frustrating: they can get soiled quickly. If you have an older child who likes to play with their blanket or if your dog has an accident on it, chances are good. It will need extra care to keep looking great for longer than just one wash cycle in the machine.