How to Fluff a Vacuum Packed Comforter

Ah, a comforter. Does anything represent coziness and home more than feeling weighed down under the soft, fluffy warmth of a well-made comforter? Sometimes though, when we buy them, they come in one of those tiny compressed vacuum-sealed packages that make it look like you’ve just bought what is essentially a deflated marshmallow – far from the comforting experience we were expecting. But don’t worry – with some simple steps, your new comforter can be transformed into a snuggly hug machine! In this blog post, I’m going to walk you through exactly how to fluff a vacuum packed comforter so that you can create the perfect atmosphere for restful sleep. Let’s get started!

How to Fluff a Vacuum Packed Comforter

Can You Make Comforter Fluffy Again?

While many people think that once a comforter is vacuum packed, it can never be fluffy again, this isn’t true. With a few simple techniques, you can make your comforter as soft and fluffy as the day it was first purchased.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to simply hang the comforter outside in the sun for a few hours without any weights on it. The combination of air and sunlight will help to release some of the tension from the fibers, helping them regain some of their natural softness.

Another effective way to fluff up a comforter is to use a tumble dryer set on low heat. Add a few tennis balls to the dryer and let it run for 30 minutes or so. The motion of the tumbling along with the heat from the dryer, will help loosen up those fibers, making them more flexible and soft again.

If neither of these methods seems to work, you can always bring your comforter to a professional cleaning service and let them do the work for you. They will use special equipment to freshen up your comforter and make sure that it is as comfortable and well-loved as possible.

10 Methods How to Fluff a Vacuum Packed Comforter

1. Take the Comforter Out of the Packaging:

The first step is to remove the comforter from its packaging, shake it out and lay it on a flat surface. If the packaging is a sealed plastic bag, cut the ends of the bag and slide the comforter out.

Packaging is a Sealed 
Plastic Bag

2. Spread Out The Comforter:

After you have removed it from the sealed package, take some time to spread out your comforter as much as possible. Fluffing up a comforter is all about creating as much surface area as you can. The larger the surface area, the more air pockets that can be created and the fluffier your comforter will become. Spread out your comforter as far as you can, and make sure to remove any creases or wrinkles.

3. Use a Hair Dryer:

Take your hair dryer and set it on the lowest setting possible (warm, not hot). Then, starting from one corner of the comforter, move the dryer around in a circular motion. Continue doing this until the entire comforter is warm and slightly damp. This will help the warmth spread throughout the comforter and allow for better fluffing. Once you are done, use a clean towel to dab away any excess moisture.

Take Your Hair Dryer

4. Hang Up The Comforter:

Take your newly warmed-up comforter and hang it up outside or over a clothesline. Try to choose an area with direct sunlight and no wind so that your comforter can air-dry without becoming damaged by the elements. Depending on the weather and humidity levels, your comforter may take anywhere from a few hours to an entire day to completely dry.

If you don’t have access to an outdoor area, you can also hang the comforter in a laundry room or near a window. Make sure to keep the windows closed, if possible, so that the comforter won’t be exposed to any drafts or strong winds.

5. Iron Your Comforter:

Once the comforter is completely dry, it’s time to get out the iron. Set your iron on a low setting, and gently press down on sections of the comforter at a time. This will help to loosen up fibers that have been stuck together due to compression. As you work, be sure to avoid pressing too hard and causing any permanent damage. If you want to be extra careful, use a pressing cloth on top of the comforter. While this step isn’t necessary, it can help to ensure that your comforter doesn’t end up with any burns or marks.

6. Fluff It With Your Hands:

Now that you have heated up your comforter with heat and pressure, it’s time to use your hands. Gently grab sections of the material and fluff them up until everything looks even and loose again. Flip the comforter over and repeat until it is fluffy on both sides. Be careful with this step, as you don’t want to stretch or damage the fabric. However, this step is important in order to get rid of any lumps and restore the comforter’s original shape.

7. Use Tennis Balls or Dryer Sheets:

If you want an extra boost for your fluffy new comforter, try adding a few tennis balls or dryer sheets to the dryer when you’re drying it. This will help give your comforter an extra bit of fluffiness and softness. For best results, use two or three tennis balls and several dryer sheets. This added step can really make your comforter look and feel more luxurious. Make sure to remove the tennis balls and dryer sheets before you fold away your comforter.

 Try Adding a Few Tennis Balls

8. Vacuum Pack The Comforter:

Once you have everything looking just the way you want, it’s time to vacuum pack your newly fluffed comforter back into its original packaging for storage. Begin by placing the comforter back into its original plastic bag and folding it over the edges.

Make sure to take care not to flatten any of the new fluff you just put in the comforter. If the bag still has air pockets, use something like a rolling pin to roll out the air. Although it may seem counterintuitive to vacuum pack the comforter after all of your hard work, it’s necessary in order to maintain the fluff you just added. Once everything is in place, secure the plastic with a vacuum sealer, and you’ll have a perfect fluffed comforter ready for use.

9. Store in a Cool and Dry Place:

When storing your new fluffy comforter, make sure that you put it in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight or moisture so that it doesn’t get damaged again. Keep it in a bag or on a shelf, and avoid folding it over repeatedly if you can. If you need to store it in a bag, make sure the bag is breathable and has openings to let air flow through.

With proper storage, your comforter should stay fluffy and beautiful for years. However, if you follow these steps and your comforter still isn’t as fluffy as you’d like it to be, consider investing in a new one. With the right care, you can keep your comforter looking like new for a long time.  By understanding how to fluff a vacuum-packed comforter and taking precautions to make sure it stays lush and fluffy, you can ensure that your bed is as cozy as possible.

10. Sleep Cozily:

Finally, all that’s left to do is enjoy the comfort of your newly fluffed comforter! Snuggle up and sleep cozily in your new fluffy bedding. You can use the same steps to fluff up any type of bedding, from duvets and pillows to down comforters. With just a few minutes of effort and a little TLC, you can make any vacuum-packed comforter look like new. Enjoy the comfort of your freshly fluffed bedding!

By following these ten simple steps, you can easily fluff your vacuum-packed comforter and make it as soft and comfortable as the day it was first purchased. With just a few easy techniques and some patience, you’ll be able to enjoy a perfectly fluffed comforter in no time. So get started today and fluff up your comforter!

Can I Fluff My down Comforter in the Dryer?

Yes, you can fluff your down comforter in the dryer. The heat from the dryer helps to re-fluff the comforter’s fill material, making it look and feel like new again. For best results, set the dryer on low or medium heat for about 15 minutes with a few tennis balls inside. The tennis balls will help to fluff up the down as it tumbles in the dryer. After 15 minutes, remove your comforter and give it a shake to fluff up the down even more. If you feel like your comforter needs extra fluffing, repeat the process. Once you’re satisfied with the results, your comforter is ready to be used again.

Fluff Your Down 
Comforter in the Dryer


Now you try it! Vacuum-packed comforters are great for traveling or storing during the warmer months. But sometimes, they can be a bit too flat. By following these simple steps on how to fluff a vacuum packed comforter, you can fluff your vacuum-packed comforter and have it look like new in no time. So the next time you pull your comforter out of storage, don’t be discouraged by its flattened state. Fluffing a vacuum-packed comforter is easy and only takes a few minutes. Soon, you’ll be enjoying the cozy warmth of your favorite bedding once again.

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Angela Ervin

Angela is the chief editor of Indoorense. She began her career as an interior designer before applying her strategic and creative passion to lifestyle and home. She has close to 15 years of experience in creative writing and online content strategy for housekeeping and cleaning,home decorations as well as other efforts. She loves her job and has the privilege of working with an extraordinary team. She lives with her husband, two sons, and daughter in Petersburg. When she's not busy working she spent time with her family.

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