How to get wrinkles out of a new comforter

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How to get wrinkles out of a new comforter
Remove wrinkles from bedding for a smooth, clean look. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Comforters are typically rolled or folded before being placed into packaging for purchase. They may come out of the package already wrinkled. Because new bedding has yet to be laundered, the wrinkles may be even more stubborn than those that have been washed, folded and stored in your home. New bedding should be washed before use, which will allow you the opportunity to release wrinkles before making your bed.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Check the label for instructions on how to launder the comforter. If it says "Dry Clean Only" you should take the item to be properly cleaned. Your dry cleaner will launder the comforter and remove any wrinkles safely.

  2. 2

    Place the comforter on your bed and allow it to lay flat overnight. Some of the wrinkles will smooth out once the comforter is unrolled or unfolded.

  3. 3

    Remove the cover if possible, and wash according to label instructions. Wash delicate comforters without using the agitator by filling the tub, allowing the comforter to soak for 10 minutes before switching to the rinse and spin cycle.

  4. 4

    Shake the comforter vigorously before placing it in the dryer on low heat or laying it flat to dry.

  5. 5

    Stop the dryer occasionally during the cycle, pull the comforter out and fluff it. Arrange it so that any sections that are still wet face outwards, allowing the entire garment to dry smoothly.

  6. 6

    Remove the comforter from the dryer as soon as it is mostly dry, lay it flat and shape the fill into place with your fingers.

  7. 7

    Iron the comforter while it is still damp, using a low heat setting. Iron from the back side of any embroidered or delicate sections.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a duvet cover over down bedding, as down should not be frequently washed.

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