Machine Wash Your Massive Comforter With TikTok's Genius Hack

Washing your clothes is easy. But, when it comes to your comforter, it can be more challenging. Just how are you going to fit the whole thing inside your laundry machine? Thankfully, a useful TikTok hack by @lorafied shows exactly how you can fold your comforter so it will slide right in, no questions asked. The secret move in question? The almighty accordion fold. This nifty folding trick should help you eliminate the need to desperately jam everything into your laundry machine, thus making the whole process much speedier and easier on your end — talk about a win!

As a result, this trick should help you be able to wash your comforter on a regular basis with no hassle involved. You should also make sure to keep your comforter clean. But what if you've never tried this method before? Don't worry, it's simple once you get the hang of it. Below, we'll break down the step-by-step process of how you can master this magical folding technique for yourself. Let's dive straight into it.

Use an accordion fold on your comforter

So, how exactly do you execute an accordion fold? First, you want to fold it as you normally would. Next, you fold it back on itself, repeating the process back and forth until it reaches the size you desire. However, you should only need to fold it a few times. Once complete, you can prepare for the next step. When transferring it into your machine, @lorafied recommends: "Keep it vertical and place it straight in. And when it comes to the laundry detergent, you're going to wanna use half the amount that you would for a normal load." Of course, folding it like this should help it to slip inside with minimal fuss. If you find that it's tricky, try re-folding it using the same method. Sometimes, it just takes some practice.

The reason this hack works so well is because the folding method helps it to lay as flat as it can be, thus making it easier to fit inside your washing machine. This hack still works if you have an agitator and it even works in your dryer, if you have one. 

How regularly you wash it will depend if you have a duvet on top of it or not. If not, then "once every two months should be enough," recommends Georgia Metcalfe, founder of French Bedroom to Homes & Gardens. However, the choice is all yours. Now, you should be able to wash your comforter with ease.