I had a favorite duvet (comforter) cover that I have used for several years. It’s the one in this pic. Recently, I dug out my comforter with this cover on it to use as the weather has been getting colder. I was dismayed to find that mold damage had permeated both the comforter and the cover. I took it to two different cleaners who didn’t even want it in their shops much less attempting to clean it. While they said I could try washing it myself, the mold never gets all the way out however many I washed it. Because it was making me sick to even carry it due to my mold sensitivity, I had to throw it out. I was seriously bummed because I really loved this cover. They stopped making this particular pattern a while ago so I couldn’t just go out and buy another one.
Fast-forward a month or two to yesterday. I was at a second-hand store and found the exact same duvet cover in better condition than my old one for $6! I couldn’t believe it. If it had been in the store new, it would have been around $80 so this was a major find. After washing it thoroughly, it is now back on my bed where it belongs and I’m a happy camper. 🙂