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Simple house fixes that anyone can do

In your house, lots of things can get broken and you are tempted to call a professional immediately for fear of getting an unwanted injury. However, some of them are really easy to do and you can do it yourself as well. This will help you take better care of your house while also saving a lot of money on calling an expert. Here are the most common things that you can fix and repair yourself.

Simple house fixes
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Garbage disposal

When the motor of this machine is too hot or there is an overload of garbage, the power will automatically shut off. For this kind of problem, just wait for the motor to cool down and simply hit the reset button on the machine.

If the hum is stuck and doesn’t work for any reason, switch of the machine and try looking for the problem. Use a special type of wrench to turn the blades in order to see what’s going on. Then remove the clogging factor and your machine should be spinning again.

Change light bulb
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Lights and light switch

When the light goes out or the switch does not work, what you should do first is to check the main electrical panel to see if there is any tripped circuit. Another thing to do is to check out the GFCI outlet. Sometimes, all the lights are connected to a single GFCI and to turn the light back on, you only have to reset the button. It is simple as that.

Refrigerator not working

If you have a pet in the house and your refrigerator is not running (only figuratively), check the coils for an excess amount of hair. A huge amount of hair will increase the heat of the compressor which, in turns, will trigger the switch. You will find this coil by opening the bottom part of the refrigerator. Push the specialized brush through it and do some necessary cleaning.

Gas stove

If your stove won’t function properly, it is highly likely that there is some spaghetti sauce left in it. Simply clean the leftover with a toothbrush or anything suitable for that from the igniter. It is the tiny ceramic nub on the stovetop on the electric ignition stove.

Kitchen fixes
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Oven control

If you can’t seem to get your oven to work, check to see if you have accidentally set the “time-cook” function on. By enabling this, you cannot turn on your oven until it reaches its designated time. To remove this function, push the off button or set the knob to “manual” on the oven with dials.

Washing machine

If your machine makes irritating noise while in full swing, you need to re-adjust its four legs. Adjust them in a way that all legs are level. For front legs, tighten them in place after you have seen that the cabinet is level. For rear legs, tilt the machine a bit forward and lower it down carefully. The movement of the machine will do the rest.

Dishwasher

When this machine fails to clean your dishes, check the food-filled filter. If this part is clogged, water can’t reach the spray arm to clean your dirty dishes. Just fix this by simply removing the rack at the bottom and take out the filter inside. What left is to use a vacuum, a wet one that is, to clean them off.

That was it from us on some simple repair jobs that anyone can do. If you want to know more about this topic, you can click on this link to see this helpful information. It will give you some useful tips and tricks to take even better care of your house

Is 123movies legal

One of the most popular movies streaming website is 123movies. They’ve tons of great movies here and all is free to watch. Some say that they’re illegal since they distribute contents without permission of the studio. Others say that it’s fine since they don’t stream movies from their server, they just redirect users to other movies streaming sources. So it’s difficult sometimes to determine whether a free movies website is legal or not.

123Movies
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Here is some factor that helps you determine whether 123movies is legal or not.

They tell you the source of the movie

In this case with 123movies, they’ve announced that all of their movies are from other sites (like Youtube, Dailymotion, Raptorfiles, Google… and many other sources. All the content are not hosted in 123movies server so technically they’re not illegal. But it’s more like a piracy, like using torrent.

They use ads to make money.

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If you ever visit the site without any ads blocker on your browser, there’s a big change that you’ll get yourself in a bunch of advertisement. Now I know that’s how 123movies and other free movie sites make money but these ads can be annoying and risky sometimes. It could contain malware and virus programs that could deal serious harm to your computer.

Conclusion

So just to be clear, although it isn’t officially a movie streaming site and it’s more like a form of piracy. It’s still legal and there are no problems with watching movies from it, other than some ads and potential malware or virus. So be sure to use the website in incognito mode and use trusted anti-virus program. Do not click on suspicious links if they pop up unexpectedly. And if you’re looking for other similar sites, you can find 123movies on cmovieshd.

Camping gear: preparing tent for a big group

Tent for 10 men
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Well, you know that we all like to spend time with our family, our friends…In holidays or special occasions. And one of the best ways to enjoy a great time with them is camping, I suggest… To prepare for a perfect camping requires lots of things, but in this article, I will show you how to choose a specific tent for your camping in the next holidays.

People

How many people
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First up you have to estimate that how many people would join in your camping. This is a very important step because it can affect your perfect camping plan.

There can be a group of three or even more. In this particular situation, I would say 10 people for example.

10 man is a big group so to be able to make plans, or aggregate all the ideas may take times, but don’t worry all the problems will be solved if you arrange them orderly in your mind.

Preparing

Choosing a tent man tent might be difficult. Obviously, that 10 men altogether in a small area but you still want them to be comfortable,  cozy. Well, how can we do that?

You should ask the seller (who sell camping equipment) to bring out all the choices for you. There could be different kinds of tent but with his (or her) support you definitely can choose the right one. Give him/her all information about your camping group( how many people will join, which material of the tent you like,…)

10 men tent can be very big but you should choose the one that can easily be disassembled because your group may have to carry it all the long way. So the lighter the tent is, the more energy you will save on your journey.

Material and structure
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Material and Structure

Choose a tent that first up, have enough space for 10 people. All 10 people can all fit in it without any struggles.

A 10 tent can be disassembled or assembled easily by bars and nylon sheets. So that when your group gets to the camping destination, you guys can build the tent together.

You should choose tent made with denier fabrics, nylon, etc. to avoid having rain, wind, and snow. The door of the tent should have a mosquito net to avoid insects in case when you camp in the forest, the bottom should be sealed with seam tape to avoid leakage

The structure of the tent is really important because when you choose the wrong one, your tent may not be able to stand on the ground or stay in shape. So remember to take the tent which has iron or steel frame.

Set Up

It is obviously that setting up a tent may require lots of skills.  You have to be really careful to build a perfect one and to combine all the little part if the tent. It is even harder to set up a tent which contains 10 people.

The bigger the tent is, the harder setting it up will be. First up you and your friend have to find a flat position on the ground, spread up the seam tape and start to build your own tent. All the bars should be connected to each other for making the frame. Next up, spread all those bars through nylon sheets and spread it all up. When finishing it, you should pile driving all four corners of the tent to keep it fixed.

That all you need for your next camping with a group of 10 people.Take note all the directions above and start to realistic your camping plan.

 

 

 

Learn About Batteries and Electricity From Solar Technology

Today, the use of solar cells is common. Due to the favorable climate, high sunshine hours are very convenient for absorbing the invaluable resources available from nature. Clean energy abundant, efficient use, friendly environment. Especially super saving for family and business regarding electricity as well as the cost of consumption.

Solar energy
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Not everyone knows the great power of this solar system brings together the same way that a battery system is installed so as to absorb maximum operating power. Also, you can visit here for more tips to make battery life longer.

Learn about solar batteries

Solar battery
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Solar panels are usually installed on rooftops, building stations, columns, glass walls … It is important for the panels to receive the most direct solar energy from the earth in all possible conditions. Environment, space and time. Ensure the system is always receiving solar energy effectively throughout the year. The maximum solar array power is reached when setting perpendicular to direct sunlight under the sun at midday sun. Remove all obstructions that block sunlight to solar panels: trees, tall buildings. The user should monitor the path of the sun in the sky to determine the optimum location and direction for the placement of the panels. If not your solar panel will suffer a significant reduction. To do this good, there are several websites that are based on each region’s solar resource statistics to help users set up and install solar panels by tracking. The position of the sun in the sky for the whole year. The user should periodically monthly maintenance of the solar panel by cleaning the dirt on the surface of the solar panel so that the batteries always get the best performance possible.

Using a solar-powered battery system is a smart solution that saves user power and is environmentally friendly. In other words, using a solar cell is saving electricity and protecting our health.

Distinguish between electric and water heater using this technology

Using solar energy
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Nowadays most people are confused by two concepts of solar power and solar water heater. Both are solar applications but fundamentally different regarding operation principle. Solar water heaters use heat to generate heat, the heat from the sunlight down the convection heat pipe system, which heats the water and then transfers it to the heat sink. Solar power uses electricity to create electricity. Currently, the solar water heater is used a lot, because there are only two rainy and sunny seasons, high efficiency. For provinces in the North, the effect is very low in winter. But solar power can be used in most sunny areas.

Recommended when using solar energy

  1. Where electricity is already available: We recommend that customers use solar electricity as a continuous and redundant power supply, running parallel to the grid for use with preferred equipment. In the family such as lighting systems, fans, TVs, rolling doors … Other equipment consuming large capacity, consumes a lot of power such as refrigerators, air conditioners, rice cookers, pumps. How to use the grid.
  2. For the places where electricity is not available: Choose energy-saving devices, plus economical and economical use, you will have a solar power system that is suitable for your family’s finances. The more equipment used, the more time spent, the more money invested in the system.

For new homes

For households that are building a house or planning to build a new home, the design and installation of solar power systems will be simple. First of all, you list all the loads that need to use solar power. If you want all the loads in the house to use solar energy, no need to pay attention to the installation of electrical systems in the house.

For home has a stable power system

For households that have a stable grid system, when they want to install solar power, it is likely to be more complicated when it comes to calculating whether to cut off individual solar power loads. Pull more power lines

Today, the use of solar cells is common. Due to the favorable climate, high sunshine hours are very convenient for absorbing the invaluable resources available from nature. Clean energy abundant, efficient use, friendly environment. Especially super saving for family and business regarding electricity as well as the cost of consumption.

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Not everyone knows the great power of this solar system brings together the same way that a battery system is installed so as to absorb maximum operating power. Also, you can visit here for more tips to make battery life longer.

Learn about solar batteries

Learn about solar batteries
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Solar panels are usually installed on rooftops, building stations, columns, glass walls … It is important for the panels to receive the most direct solar energy from the earth in all possible conditions. Environment, space and time. Ensure the system is always receiving solar energy effectively throughout the year. The maximum solar array power is reached when setting perpendicular to direct sunlight under the sun at midday sun. Remove all obstructions that block sunlight to solar panels: trees, tall buildings. The user should monitor the path of the sun in the sky to determine the optimum location and direction for the placement of the panels. If not your solar panel will suffer a significant reduction. To do this good, there are several websites that are based on each region’s solar resource statistics to help users set up and install solar panels by tracking. The position of the sun in the sky for the whole year. The user should periodically monthly maintenance of the solar panel by cleaning the dirt on the surface of the solar panel so that the batteries always get the best performance possible.

Using a solar-powered battery system is a smart solution that saves user power and is environmentally friendly. In other words, using a solar cell is saving electricity and protecting our health.

Distinguish between electric and water heater using this technology

Nowadays most people are confused by two concepts of solar power and solar water heater. Both are solar applications but fundamentally different regarding operation principle. Solar water heaters use heat to generate heat, the heat from the sunlight down the convection heat pipe system, which heats the water and then transfers it to the heat sink. Solar power uses electricity to create electricity. Currently, the solar water heater is used a lot, because there are only two rainy and sunny seasons, high efficiency. For provinces in the North, the effect is very low in winter. But solar power can be used in most sunny areas.

Solar energy
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Recommended when using solar energy

  1. Where electricity is already available: We recommend that customers use solar electricity as a continuous and redundant power supply, running parallel to the grid for use with preferred equipment. In the family such as lighting systems, fans, TVs, rolling doors … Other equipment consuming large capacity, consumes a lot of power such as refrigerators, air conditioners, rice cookers, pumps. How to use the grid.
  2. For the places where electricity is not available: Choose energy-saving devices, plus economical and economical use, you will have a solar power system that is suitable for your family’s finances. The more equipment used, the more time spent, the more money invested in the system.

For new homes

For households that are building a house or planning to build a new home, the design and installation of solar power systems will be simple. First of all, you list all the loads that need to use solar power. If you want all the loads in the house to use solar energy, no need to pay attention to the installation of electrical systems in the house.

For home has a stable power system

For households that have a stable grid system, when they want to install solar power, it is likely to be more complicated when it comes to calculating whether to cut off individual solar power loads. Pull more power lines

How to incubate chicken egg at home

Incubate chicken egg
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Egg incubation is a long and complex process, in natural, the hen must always pay attention to her eggs and she could easily get the fuss about it. Now, with the help of modern technology, we could perform an incubation right at our home using an egg incubator. But I’m sure not many of you know how to do this exactly. And that’s why we’re here, right? I’m going to provide you a detailed guide about how to incubate chicken egg at home. If you haven’t got one yet, you could find many good products on the internet, or you could make one by yourself. But remember, the incubator only plays a small role in the incubation process. It gonna takes a lot of effort and dedication for your little chicks to hatch. And now, let’s get started.

Step 1:  Setting up your incubator

Setting up
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As I’ve said before, you could find many good incubators on the internet by doing some research. Or you could build one on your own, there is also many guides for that option. A little advice for you if you’re looking for online products, it’s always better if you do some research about the product online and buy or test it in your local store. For home users, an incubator with the price range around $50 would be more than enough to satisfy your needs. And it doesn’t matter whether your incubator is purchased or built yourself, here are some basic requirements that it must meet: Temperature: The temperature inside the incubator must always stay at 99.5oF, the eggs need a stable heat for it to be able to hatch. Too much or too little heat could damage the embryo inside. Humidity: The ideal humidity is around 40 to 50 percent on the first 18 days; and on the last day, the humidity should be around 65 to 75 since the egg temperature get higher in these days. Ventilation: You may not notice this but the egg shell is porous, therefore, it allows air to circulate and the fetuses could breathe easily.

Step 2: Choose your fertile eggs

Fertile egg
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Another important step when incubating eggs is choosing which egg will you use for incubation. The fertile egg must have these factors to be able to hatch. First, the shape of the egg must be even, it should have a round head and a little pointy head. It is the ideal shape for a fertile egg. And second, your egg shell must in a perfect state, there shouldn’t be any cracks on it. You must pay a good attention to this.

Step 3: Incubation

Incubation
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It usually takes about 21 days for the incubation process to complete. Although it only takes 18 days for the chick to take shape but it still needs time to complete its development. During the process, there is something you need to remember: Check the environment inside your incubator: Make sure your eggs are provided with enough heat, humidity, and air circulation. Hope you enjoy these little information that I’ve provided, check out more good stuff about chicken egg incubator by click here. Remember to turn the egg on the first 18 days, you could mark one side of the egg with an “X” so you’d know which one has been turned. The egg needs to turn so that the heat can be evenly distributed on both sides. Leaving your egg without turning it could damage the embryo and the egg shell. In final days when your egg is ready to hatch, you must stop turning the egg and lower the temperature inside since its temperature rise higher in these days.

Some tips to choose the most suitable mattress for you.

Choose mattress
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A mattress is one of the most important items in your house since you will be spending about 7 hours a day on it. Choosing the incorrect one will have you wake up with neck or back pain and a not so good feeling. In this article, we will give you some small tips and things to look out for when buying this sleep equipment. They certainly won’t help you choose the best there is on the market, but rather, they will prevent you from making a bad choice. Here they are:

1/ Research online

Research online
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The internet is a really powerful tools and using them just to look at pictures of cat really devalues its capacity. Do a quick tour around the web to find out about the types, brands and popular price range currently on the market. This will help you get a better idea of what you are going to buy and avoid being scammed into buying it at a “discount” price.

2/ Consult your doctor

If you have any particular health condition, it is a good idea to ask for some advice from your doctor. They are certainly not experts in this field; however, they do know very well your physical condition and give advice based on that. Then, you can tell this to the clerk and he or she will single out the most suitable options for you.

For example, if you have a back condition, it would not be a good idea to choose a firm mattress or box spring. This is because research indicates that for low back pain, medium firmness is a much better option

3/ Test it

Testing mattress
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You should do some research online but you should always buy this in person. This is so that you can test it yourself to see how it feels. Our advice is to lie down for 10 to 15 minutes. This thing will cost you a lot so take all the time you need to make sure that it is right for you. Don’t pay attention to everyone else in the shop or the clerk telling you to hurry up. If you are going to buy a bed for two, both of you should test it out together.

4/ Adjustability

If you want to adjust the firmness of your bed according to your mood, this is the way to go, i.e. an air mattress. This will allow changing the firmness by decreasing or increasing the level of air inside. If your partner’s sense of firmness is different, there are even beds with two different air containers. This will allow each of you to adjust the firmness according to your personal preference.

5/ Ask everything

If you want to know something just open your mouth and ask the clerk. You are in a position of power, not them. Ask them about the warranty, the trial period (if any), and other additional costs (e.g. shipping). Read everything to the words to fully understand your rights and obligations.

6/ Investment protection

If your mattress is damage beyond what is stated in the contract, you will lose the warranty. Therefore, do purchase some kind of protective cover for your mattress. It is much cheaper than losing your warranty, right?

 

 

Equipment for your home gym

Home gym
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Do you want to get into shape but don’t have time to hit the gym? Do you wish to build a home gym so that you can work out right at the comfort of your own home? If so, this article is just what you need. In this article, we will give you some advice on which machine or device you will need for your personal gym. Here they are:

1/ Cardio exercise:

Cardio trainning
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For this type of exercise, you will need something that increases your heart rate. The most popular choices are stationary bike, treadmill machine, jumping rope or trampoline.

As for treadmill machine, depend on your budget plan and personal space, you can choose to have a big one or a small one. Right now there are machines that have many diverse workout modes that allow you to train according to your fitness level. They also have a monitor displaying all the body statistics such as: calories burned, duration of training, heart rate, etc. If you want to see how well you perform over time, do consider buying this type of machine.

As for stationary bike, there are two types: a regular bike and a recumbent one. A regular stationary bike is for everyone while a recumbent one is better suited for people with back problems. Like the treadmill machine, it has many different modes of workout and a monitor indicating your progress. Please take a look at this recumbent exercise bike reviews to get a better idea of what to buy.

Regarding the rope, if you are just a beginner, any rope will do you just fine as long as it is durable. The details don’t matter until you get more advanced. At the level, you should choose a light one to train your speed or if you want to add more strength to your feet, go with a heavier rope.

Trampoline: A great exercise for training rebound and a fun one at that. If you don’t feel like walking or running, jumping on a trampoline will give you a brand new feeling. Therefore, you will be more likely to stick to it.

2/ Weight exercise

Weight exercise
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Dumbbell: the amount of exercise you can do with this equipment is endless; therefore, a pair of these is your top priority. You should look for hexagon shaped dumbbells with rubber coating instead of round ones as the latter tends to roll away. A set of 3 – 5 dumbbells of different weights is highly recommended for a wide range of exercises.

Pull-up bar: a very effective device for increasing strength. You could have it mounted on doorways or on your wall. If you can’t do even one pull-up just yet, buy a resistance band to facilitate the process.

Barbell and plates: you cannot call it a home gym without these. This will train your coordination very effectively. You should look for a sturdy one and, if you have small hands, pay attention to the thickness of the handle.

Notes

You should also purchase a music player. This will make your workout more exciting and give you additional mental power to carry on.

That was it from me. If you want to know more about this topic, click on this link right here to go to our website, you won’t be disappointed.

 

Can you bury an above ground pool

Bury an above ground pool
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Do you want to own a swimming pool right at home? Are you lacking the financial means to pull it off? Do you prefer your pool to be in ground rather than above ground despite the cost?  If so, then you ought to consider buying an above ground pool and sinking it to the ground. Sounds good, right? If you want to hear more about this matter, please keep on reading.

To properly sink an above ground pool into the ground, there are some basic guidelines that you need to follow and they are:

1/ Halfway only

Halfway only
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When you only put it halfway down, you will have less risk of the dirt caving in when you want to drain the pool. If you have a strong foundation in the yard, then go down as low as you want. If not, going down halfway is your best bet.

Some people even build the supporting wall around the pool, but that kinda defeats the purpose of saving money when sinking it to the ground. What you need is just a wooden deck around the pool. It is cheaper while provide the same security level for your pool.

This will also help the pump to work properly. Above ground pump cannot draw water up. If you put the pool all the way down, you will have to buy another in ground pump. Therefore, to save cost, go down halfway only

2/ Bigger hole

Bigger hole
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It needs to be this way because an above ground pool is assembled on site. If there are no space left, workers cannot set it up properly. As a guideline, the hole should be 1.5 times bigger than the size of your pool and it has to be bigger evenly on all sides of the pool. If your ground is loose or unstable, make the hole a bit bigger than 1.5 times. This will make room for some accidental caving in halfway through the process.

3/ When to backfill

Backfill
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Common sense will tell you to backfill right after the pool is full of water. Indeed, backfilling the dirt when the pool is empty will cause the ground to cave in and distort the pool. Nobody wants that to happen. Therefore, fill the pool with water and then backfill so that the water pressure will keep the pool intact. Leave some piles of dirt close to the hole so that you can do it easier

That should be everything. For reading this article, we present you with the list of the best above ground swimming pool. We hope it will be of use to you when deciding which pools to buy.

Can you wash a down comforter at home

How to wash a down comforter
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Down comforter is famous for its comfort and warmth. A good quality comforter can last for 2-3 without a wash or dry clean. But eventually, you’ll have to clean your comforter. So the most common question that I’ve been asked is “can you wash a down comforter at home”. The answer is yes, you can do that but it’ll take more time than just going to a dry clean store. In this down comforter at downcomforterguides, I’m going to show you how to always keep your comforter in good shape and how to clean it at home.

Keep your comforter in shape

Keep in shape
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Put away when unused If you aren’t going to use your comforter for a long time, you should wrap it up and put inside the comforter bag. Store it somewhere clean and dry. The next time when you use it, you won’t need to dry clean or wash it.

Clean the cover frequentlyThe cover is where it has most stain and scratch. You should often care for your cover. And clean it immediately when you see any stains.

Don’t sit or lay on your comforterThis will flatten the down fill inside. And doesn’t matter how good is your down fill, sitting on it will still cause the down to fall apart.

Clean your comforter once a few yearsNormal down comforter needs to be clean after 2-3 years of use. For high-quality products, you only need to clean them every 10 years.

How to clean down comforter at home

Step 1 – Remove the down comforter

Carefully remove your comforter from the bed. Put it in a dry, clean place to start washing. You could hang it on and give it some taps to remove the dirt.

Step 2 Use a front-loading washing machine

Front-loading washing machine
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Make sure that your washing machine is big enough for your comforter. Consider the weight before you put it in. Better use a large washing machine to do this. If you don’t have it, you should go to your local laundromat. Remember to choose the largest washing machine to leave a little space inside.

Step 3 – Gently wash your comforter

Add in mild laundry detergent, use warm water to wash your comforter. Hot or cold water can easily damage the down fill. Add bleach in if your comforter is white. But you wouldn’t want to do this if your comforter is colored. Choose the soft fabric mode, rough spin can easily damage the shape of the comforter.

Step 4 Use the rinse cycle twice

This is to make sure that your comforter is clean and to remove any extra excess.

Step 5 – Dry your comforter

Air dry
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You shouldn’t use the spin dry in the washing machine. It’s not good for your down fill. Doing this can make your comforter loose its softness and fluffiness. Consider air dry it in a dry and clean area.

But if you want to save time by using the dryer machine, remember this. Set the temperature at a low setting to avoid your comforter from shrinking. You can do this couples of times to make sure that it is all dry. Use your finger to feel for clumps. If there are clumps inside your down comforter, it is probably because the down fill inside hasn’t dried yet.

Step 6 Fluff it out.

After fluffing your comforter, place it back to your bed. The whole process would take about 4-6 hour. Make sure you have enough time for it.