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How to Remove Lint Balls on a Microfleece Blanket

Updated February 21, 2017

Microfleece blankets are soft, warm and cosy. This makes them a popular choice that is found in many homes, and the blankets need to be cleaned just like any other piece of bedding. When you wash a microfleece blanket with cotton fabrics, you may end up with lint balls that are difficult to remove. Luckily it is fairly easy to remove the lint balls, and you can prevent them in the future with a slight change in your cleaning routine.

Place a new microfleece blanket in your dryer for 10 minutes before its first use. Put two tennis balls into the dryer with the blanket. They will bounce around and help knock any loose lint off the blanket. Be sure to clean the dryer's lint trap afterward.

Rub the surface of the blanket with a lint roller or masking tape. This is effective in removing any leftover lint. It also works well when you do not have time to run the blanket through the dryer.

Prevent lint balls from accumulating in the future by washing the blanket separately or with non-cotton items. This reduces the amount of lint from other items that can form lint balls on the microfleece.

Things You'll Need

  • Dryer
  • Lint roller
  • Masking tape
  • Tennis balls
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Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.