Ugg blankets are perfect because of how soft and comfortable they are. As a brand, Ugg dedicates itself to creating a feeling in its customers, and the blankets are no exception.
No matter the color, size, or material, you are guaranteed a warm, cozy feeling when you use an Ugg blanket.
However, regular washing and maintenance is the key to having a soft blanket all the time.
How to Wash your Ugg Blanket
First, check the care label on your Ugg blankets for proper washing instructions. Is your blanket machine washable? Is it dry clean only? These are some of the questions you should answer before you start washing.
Ensure your washer can wash your blankets. If your washer is not big enough, you should go to a Laundromat.
Separate by Fabric and Color
These blankets are delicate, and the friction from constant rubbing with other clothing during washing and drying can cause shedding.
Place blankets of similar materials together. For instance, wash cotton blankets together and wash Sherpa blankets together.
It will be better to wash the blankets one at a time, but if you have multiple Ugg blankets, you should separate them by fabric and color.
Separating the fabric also preserves the fluffiness of the blanket.
Conversely, separate the blankets by color even though they are the same fabric. Dark-colored blankets can bleed, ruining the look of the lighter-colored blankets.
It is impossible to ascertain which blankets will bleed color; separate the different blankets to be safe.
Apply the Right Settings
When washing your Ugg blankets, apply adequate settings to avoid ruining the blanket.
Wash your Ugg blankets with cold water to maintain the color and texture. Hot water can dry out the fiber causing it to lose its softness and fluffiness and cause increased shedding.
You should also set the washer to the “gentle” wash cycle. This setting is the only one that can handle the delicate material of Ugg blankets. It will clean the blanket without causing damage.
With top loaders especially, the added friction from the agitators can cause shedding. Using the “gentle” or “delicate” wash cycle reduces the intensity of the agitation.
Detergents, Fabric Softener, Bleach
Using the wrong detergent can cause considerable damage to your Ugg blankets. It is best to use a delicate, non-bleach detergent.
Do not use fabric softener or bleach; they damage the blanket’s texture by drying the fibers and making them stiff.
Vinegar, on the other hand, prevents lint formation during the wash. It also helps in deodorization. Add ½ a cup of white vinegar with the detergent to achieve this.
Fluff your blankets before placing them in the washer to expose any dirty areas that might hide in the washer.
One wash cycle is enough to clean your Ugg blankets properly. However, you can run an extra rinse cycle to ensure no leftover detergent in the blankets. When leftover detergent dries in the blanket, it hardens.
After washing, check to see if there are any stains left. If there are stains, spot clean the stains and run another wash cycle.
Dry your Ugg blankets straight away to avoid color bleeding.
Drying your Ugg blankets can be strenuous because of their thickness. Depending on the weather, it will take hours and even days to dry your blanket completely.
Still, air-drying is the best way to dry your blanket. It prevents shedding, clumping, and crease/wrinkle formation, and you can be sure there will be no wet spots after drying.
Hang your blanket on a clothesline outside to air-dry. You can also hang it on your shower curtain if it is sturdy and roomy.
However, if you do not want to wait that long, you can tumble dry your blankets. Fluff the blanket before placing it in the dryer to reduce drying time and prevent wet spots.
Put the dryer on the lowest heat setting. Heat will ruin the texture and fabric of the blanket.
You can also hang your blanket for an hour outside and then transfer it to the dryer.
How to Maintain your Ugg Blanket
Your blanket is like your best friend giving you a warm hug.
Every day, sweat, hair products, allergens, and the dirt and dust from the environment perch on your blanket.
Washing your Ugg blanket frequently is good hygiene and good for your health. You don’t want your best friend to become a hotbed for bacteria and dust mites.
On the flip side, washing your blanket too much can damage its texture, and your best friend becomes a lint-filled mess.
Wash your Ugg blankets every two weeks.
Staining your Ugg blanket is stress-inducing. You can’t rush to wash your blanket whenever there’s a stain. Carefully spot clean the stain.
There are many suitable stain removers you can use. You can also use DIY methods like mixing white vinegar or baking soda with water.
Pour the stain remover into a small bowl or a spray bottle and grab a white paper towel.
Gently dab the excess liquid from the blanket, be careful not to spread the stain further.
Pour the stain remover on the stain and leave it to soak for 30 minutes to one hour.
Afterward, rinse with cold water and leave to dry.
If you spot this stain on your regular wash day, toss the blanket into the washer after spot treating.
Maintain the Blanket’s Soft Texture
Due to normal wear and tear, your fluffy Ugg blanket will inevitably lose its softness after a while.
Washing your blanket can help maintain the blanket’s softness.
You can also soak your blanket in a tub of cold water mixed with half a cup of vinegar for two hours. Rinse and dry, and your blanket will be soft again.
Rid your Blanket of Pilling and Lint
Your blanket’s fibers clumping together to form lint and pilling is a culprit in it losing its softness.
If you find that your Ugg blanket is forming pilling and lint, there is a simple solution.
- Use a lint roller or heavy-duty masking tape to remove the lint from the blanket. The adhesive will catch the lint, making it soft again.
- Gently brush your blanket with a soft brush or a fine-toothed comb to loosen the fibers to prevent clumping.
- Use a razor or knife to cut off the clumps. Be extra careful with this step so you won’t damage the blanket.
Freshen your Blanket Regularly
Mother Nature is the cheapest deodorizer, so take your blanket to air-dry every other day to freshen it.