How to Keep White Bedding Clean with Dogs: Tips from Jennifer Adams
A clean, freshly made bed is an easy luxury you can give yourself every day. But when you combine white bedding with dogs, it’s not always easy to keep your bed clean and pristine.
Sure, you’ve thought about closing your door or banning your dogs from the bedroom, but who really wants to do that? If your dogs are anything like my two Labradoodles, they would whimper outside the door until you let them in anyway.
How to Keep White Sheets White
I’ve dealt with this issue for years, and here are a few of my favorite tips to keep your white bedding clean:
- One of the easiest things to do is to have a few extra flat sheets—in white, or any color you like—to use as a protective bedspread, changing them out as needed.
- For a more polished look that only takes a few extra seconds, take some inspiration from hotels: instead of a standard duvet cover, use a “triple sheet” method of protecting the insert. Add the fitted and flat sheets as you normally would, then lay out your duvet insert (comforter or blanket). Then add another flat sheet on top of the insert and tuck the sheet around the edge of the insert near the head of the bed. Fold the other flat sheet over the insert. Now you have two sheets protecting the insert’s edge. This is also great for guest beds because it saves time and it’s easier to launder sheets than a duvet cover.
- Another option is to have a collection of washable throw blankets in a different color, as an accent to your white bedding and to use when your dogs are on the bed. Gray is a classic color that’s stylish and goes with any décor, plus it would hide your dogs’ fur. Check out our beautiful Loma Throw Blanket!
If you do need to clean or replace your duvet cover, here’s a 30-second trick to get your insert into your cover: Lay the clean duvet cover inside-out on the bed, then spread out the insert on top. Reach through the opening in the cover and grab the far corners of both the cover and the insert—one in each hand—then shake it all out. Viola!
How to Remove Dog Hair from Bedding
If your dog sheds or tends to leave a trail of dog hair on your bedding, cleaning your bedding only requires a little time and care, but it’s simple to do and well worth the effort.
Here are a few tips:
- A quick method is to run a lint roller over your bedding to pick up loose hairs.
- Put on a rubber glove and rub it across the surface of your bedding. As you wipe your glove on the bedding, the friction causes static and picks up the hairs. Another option is to dampen the glove before running your hand over your bedding, which will also attract hairs. Rinse off your glove and repeat.
- You can run your vacuum over your bedding using the brush attachment. Afterwards, wipe a damp, clean sponge over your bedding to pick up any hairs that remain.
- Brushing your pet’s coat every day will help a great deal with removing loose hairs and keeping your pet and your bedding clean.
Jennifer Adams Luxury Pet Blankets
Another excellent option that will keep your bedding—and furniture—clean is to give your furry friend his or her own pet blanket. You can spread out the pet blanket on top of your bedding or sofa, and use it in your car to protect the upholstery.
We have the super comfy Del Mar Pet Blanket made from 100% premium long-staple cotton, handcrafted in Portugal. With a lovely waffle weave pattern, it has a relaxed, lived-in look and feel that gets better over time.
Or try our ultra-soft and plush Diamond Pet Blanket made from our signature performance Lux fabric. With its diamond-stitched pattern, this blanket has a quilt-like feel and coziness.
Both blankets will give your pet the joys of relaxation and ease. Your furry companion is sure to appreciate the gift!
What are your tips for keeping your bedding clean with dogs? Tell us below in the comments.