Wash a down comforter

Can you wash down alternative comforters

I guess that most of us would agree that down comforter is one of the coolest bedding items. But there is a small problem with them, they’re so freaking expensive compared to other types of comforters. This is understandable, but still, I always hope that some less expensive alternatives could replace them. And the alternative comforter has nailed it. This one is cheaper compared to natural comforter while still maintain a certain quality. This leads to another question. Can we wash them? And if it’s possible, how should we do it? Well, here are your answers.

Can you wash down alternative comforters?

Can youNow we all know about natural down being picky when it comes to preservation, especially with the cleaning stuff. In the past, people must hang them in the air and give them some hits and taps to remove the dust. It’s because that the natural down fill inside is very vulnerable. If being exposed to water, they could lose their fluffiness. Thus, reduce your down quality.

But alternative downs are often made from durable material. They may not feel as comfy and warm as natural one but these down comforters will last very long if being kept in proper condition. So with most down alternative down comforters, you could easily wash them with your washing machine as well as dry them in drying machine. But in some cases when the manufacturer doesn’t mention the washable feature, you should call them directly to ask about it before doing anything.

How to wash down alternative comforter?

With small down alternative products like pillows, you could wash them by hands. But with comforters, I really recommend you guys wash them with a washing machine. Here is how we do it:

How we do it

Take the comforter out of your bed. Hang it up and give it some tap to remove some of the dust. Take the cover (if yours have one) out and leave it somewhere clean so you can wash it later on with the comforter.

Prepare a mixture of clean water and bleach, make sure the amount of bleach isn’t too much, otherwise it will damage the fill inside. Dip your comforter and the cover inside the mixture and wait for about 10 minutes. Choose a large washing machine for this business, put all the stuff inside the washing machine and add in some soap. Turn on the machine and wait for it to finish the job. Meanwhile, grab yourself some books and a cup of coffee. Relax until the washing is done. When it’s the last rinse, add in some fabric softener for down comforter. Wait for the rinsing to complete.

Take your comforter out. You have two choices, air dry the comforter or use a drying machine. The first option will take a longer time but will guarantee a dry, clean, sunny-smelled comforter. Plus, it’s free. In the contrary, the second option is quicker but could damage the down fill inside due to the high-velocity spinning process. I would prefer doing the first one than the other. But if you don’t have time for that, you should go for the second one. And don’t forget to dry the cover too.

After that, put the stuff together (the cover and the comforter). Make sure you’ve tightly knotted all the corners of your comforter so it wouldn’t slip away. Clean your bed thoroughly before placing your newly-cleaned comforter above. That’s it, you’re done. Now it’s time to enjoy your refreshed comforter. And yeah, if you’re interested in buying a new down comforter, you should definitely check ikea down comforter brand

Comparison between RO system and distillation

Comparison between RO system and distillation

There are two ways to obtain clean water, at least two of the most popular that is. Those are distillation and reverse osmosis filtration. In this article, we will take a closer look at the similarity and differences of the two.

Similarity

Both are used to produce clean drinkable water for us. The two can effectively reduce the amount of “microscopic solid” present in the water. The differences lie in the mechanism and we will get to that right below.

DifferenceDifferences

Reverse osmosis water filtering system relies on tight permeable membrane to get the job done. It pushes water through the membrane and keeps at bay all the unwanted particles inside.

Distiller functions like a tea kettle. Water is boils until it reaches 1000 Celsius and then the steam comes out. Then it captures the steam and condenses it and the water resulting from that will be store in a different chamber. The unwanted parts will be left in the chamber.

Pros and cons

Pros and cons

One problems of the distillation method is that it cannot handle impurities with low boiling point. In fact, many cities now use chloramine in place of chlorine as water disinfectant, whose boiling point is lower than that of water. Hence, you will need to push the water through layers of carbon filter before even beginning the distillation process to deal with this problem.

In addition, this process is also very dangerous because it involves the use of high temperature. If done in correctly, there would be injuries or even something much worse.

Reverse osmosis filter does not have this problem because it deals with chloramines very well thanks to its built-in carbon filters. The process also does not require any major heat source to deal with the problem so there’s a tiny chance of something bad will happen.

Summary

Both are good ways of producing clean water for you. Nevertheless, you should take into account many factors like the composition of the water, cost, effectiveness, etc. when choosing the best method to use. Personally, I’d go with the reverse osmosis filtering machine because it is safer, the water get treated much better and much fewer things can go wrong in the process. But don’t take just my words for it; there are lots of reverse osmosis or RO water filter system reviews online for your preference.

That was it for our analysis. Thank you for taking the time to read this article.

Cat litter box

What litter is compatible with the litter maid self-cleaning box.

One of the most annoying for cat owner when taking care of these cute little fur ball is that we must deal with all kind of a different waste. It’s stinky, smelly, anConsiderationd there’s always many. Luckily, we have had our newest invention, the self-cleaning litter boxes. With these, you won’t have to do the dirty job ever again. The cat litter box work like your cat personal maid (besides its hooman). The box will perform auto scans after a period of time to get rid of the waste and put them in a plastic box so you can take out and put in the trash bag.

 

And the big shot in this is definitely the litter maid self-cleaning box. You can find out more about this at the best seft cleaning litter box review on obeymycat. Back to our post, you’ve got yourself a litter box, it’s time to put some litter in it. But what type of litter is good for your newly purchased box? Let’s find out.

Considerations

There are two factors that you should consider. First, it’s the box, is it large enough or deep enough. In my opinion, the box is perfectly designed and there shouldn’t be any problem using it. But we’ll not skip this since the result could vary depends on different users. And second, it’s your cat. His behaviors and character could affect the performance of the litter and the type of litter you should choose.

Detailed guide

For the box, this box has a medium-size tray that could fit a mature cat usage for about 5 days. You can use any type of litter as long as it is not too big to stuck on the rake. And the litter should be soft and easy to dig in, most cat love using soft litter rather than hard ones.

Detailed guide

The type of litter you should choose also depends on your cat. It’s behavior and character will deceive which litter you need to choose. If your cat is an obstreperous one and often making a mess out of your litter box, then you should fill it with a thin layer of small and soft litter. By doing that, your kitten won’t be able to dig too much litter up. And the soft layer won’t’ make it feel discomfort when doing its personal business. The only problem is that the litter will run out very quick since there is only a small layer of it. It’ll be much easier if your cat is a gentle and calm little kitten since it won’t mess up your litter box. These cats often feel fine with every type of litter as long as they’re not too smelly or hard to dig up. You can put up a thick layer of litter and your litter box won’t run out for at least one week.

Speaking of hard, if your cat has been declawed, don’t choose hard litter for it. Your cat won’t like it and probably will poop somewhere in your house. One more thing, the litter should have a nice smell. Especially with cats that have smelly poops. Or else it would be very annoying and you’ll have to take out the trash every day. The litter would be best if it can neutralize all the bad odor. Especially the ammonia that has been formed up from your kitten urine. They’re smelly and not good for the cat health either.