How it Works
Wad-Free® is simple and easy to use! Videos, photos, instructions, and tips for both Wad-Free for Bed Sheets and Wad-Free for Blankets & Duvet Covers are below:
Attaching Wad-Free is Easy (and Similar to a Garter Clip):
For Wad-Free for Blankets & Duvet Covers you will alternate attaching the 4 corners with up to 4 of the middle edges, attaching up to 8 of the tabs: your bedding may work best with 4, 6, or 8 of the tabs attached. See #4 below
For Wad-Free for Bed Sheets you will attach the four corners of both the flat and the fitted sheet. Note for Wad-Free for Bed Sheets, the standard location for the fitted sheet is at the elastic edge; please see below for an the alternate attachment location for fitted sheets with thick elastic, or if you have trouble getting Wad-Free to work the regular way.
1. Slide the clear round tab toward center to release it. Cover the open tab completely with fabric near the corner of your bedding, including plenty of fabric slack.
2. Poke the fabric-covered tab through the round hole in the base. For Wad-Free for Blanket & Duvet Covers, push the tab up high from the bottom (which makes it easier to slide back into the channel).
3. Slide the fabric-covered tab down into the channel, giving the bedding a slight tug back to make certain it is secure.
4. For Wad-Free for Bed Sheets: attach the four corners of the sheet to the four tabs of Wad-Free. The completed sheet will look like a little parachute.
For Wad-Free for Blanket & Duvet Covers: alternate attaching the four corners and up to four middle edges of the blanket/duvet cover to the eight tabs of Wad-Free; for some blankets and duvet covers, attaching just 4-6 tabs is optimum...experiment to find what works best on your bedding!
Fitted Sheet Alternate Attachment Location for Wad-Free for Bed Sheets:
If your fitted sheet has thick elastic, or the standard attachment location at the elastic edge doesn't yield good results for you, use the alternate attachment location along the corner pocket seam: follow the corner pocket seam 10" to 24" from the edge of the sheet. At this point, place that double-layer of fabric over an open tab and push the fabric-covered tab up through the hole, then back into the channel instead of using the fabric near the elastic edge. You can experiment with how far up from the elastic edge to attach Wad-Free for Bed Sheets.
All sheets – both flat sheets and fitted sheets – and every blanket/duvet cover in the load must be attached to it's own Wad-Free.
The Gentle/Delicates cycle is best, and never use a high spin speed.
Check tabs when transferring from washer to dryer to make sure they remain connected, and fluff your bedding out like a parachute before placing in the dryer.
For Wad-Free for Blanket & Duvet Covers: depending on the bedding material, you may wish to remove the Wad-Free a few minutes before the end of the cycle to ensure even drying and reduce dimpling.
How to Load Your Appliances:
Make sure the appliance amply fits your bedding. Do not overload appliances.
Pick up each sheet or blanket/duvet cover by the Wad-Free and fluff it out so that it resembles a parachute. Load them one at a time into your appliances.
Load appliances according to the manufacturer's specifications.
For top-loading washers, place the Wad-Free on the top of the load.
For top-loading washers without an agitator, most appliance manufacturers specify loading bedding around the perimeter like a donut, as if a center agitator were there.
Re-fluff the bedding as you transfer them one at a time to the dryer.
How to Select Your Appliance Settings:
Don’t damage your bedding! Please select the appliance settings that match your fabric care instructions of your bedding. A high spin speed is not to be used when using Wad-Free. Select:
• Gentle/Delicates or Normal cycle (using a low or medium spin speed. In some washers you may have to manually dial down the spin speed if the default is high spin.)
• Cold or Warm water*
• Low or Medium spin speed
• Low or Warm dryer*
A high spin speed is not to be used when using Wad-Free.
*Note that hot water and high heat do not harm the Wad-Free, but they do damage fabric fibers.
Tips and Tricks:
Tip #1 Try attaching the Wad-Free as you strip the bed; it is easier to manage and to find the corners and edges that way.
Tip #2 You don't have to attach the Wad-Free exactly at the corners. If your sheet has a seam or trim, just attach it a few inches away.
Tip #3 Some fitted sheets – including those with thick elastic bands, full elastic, and deep pockets – work better when the corner seams are attached 10"-24" up from the edge of the sheet instead of at the elastic edge. This Alternate attachment location is demonstrated in the How-To Video. If your fitted sheet is particularly pesky, try using Wad-Free for Blanket & Duvet Covers instead.
Tip #4 You'll find the drying time decreases significantly. In fact, if you let the dryer run too long when everything is in a dry state, the bedding might roll up; if this happens, shorten the dry time next time.
Tip #5 If the tabs open up or dislodge, lower the spin speed. Making sure the fabric is secure in the channel prior to the wash often eliminates the problem. If a tab comes out of the base, reinsert it from the bottom, one pointy wing at a time. The tabs are replaceable should they ever wear out or get lost. Please contact us for replacement parts.
Tip #6 The tab will leave a small dimple on the bedding. Most won't be visible, but if it bothers you, remove the Wad-Free a few minutes before the bedding is dry.
Bonus Feature The Wad-Free makes it faster and easier to fold your bedding (or put them back on the bed) because all the corners are right there for you!
Air-drying Bedding with Wad-Free:
Air-drying your bedding saves a LOT of energy and money! Even if you don’t have a clothesline, or it’s rainy, cold, or polluted where you live, Wad-Free lets everyone easily hang dry their bedding! First wash your sheets, blankets, and duvet covers with Wad-Free. Next leave the bedding attached and hang it from the Wad-Free base. You will only need a little space to hang them up to dry from a shower curtain rod, balcony, or a spacious closet! Watch your utility bills drop with all the energy you save!
Please follow the fabric care instructions of your bedding. Most sheets, blankets, and duvet covers require the "Gentle/Delicates" or "Normal" setting using cold or warm water, and a low or medium dry cycle, which might not be compatible with the Bedding, Bulky, Sanitize, Allergen, Cottons, Quick Wash, Heavy Duty, or other settings on your appliances. Wad-Free is designed to be used in conjunction with the fabric care instructions of your bedding. A high spin speed is not to be used when using Wad-Free. If your washer's "Normal" cycle uses a high spin speed, please manually dial it down.
Wad-Free is not for use with fabric containing silk or rayon, which includes bamboo and eucalyptus. Note that rayon goes by many names, including viscose, modal, lyocell, Tencel, acetate, cuprammonium, nitro silk, Bemberg silk, and art silk, and all fabrics claiming bamboo, eucalyptus, and beechwood are rayon.
Not recommended for weakened, thinned, damaged bedding.
See our Troubleshooting page if you are having trouble using your Wad-Free, and please reach out to us if you need help!