Mambe Blog

New Furniture Cover Size For Couches October 14, 2015 14:26

We’ve introduced a new size Furniture Cover, specifically sized for large sofas. At 120” long and 70” wide, this sofa cover will thoroughly protect almost any couch. Compared to its larger 120x90 King-size cousin, the Sofa-size cover is a little easier to handle in the wash and will dry significantly faster. This new size will cover the full length of the seat plus the arm rests of most couches. It’s also wide enough to comfortably hang over the back of the sofa to keep it in place. If you don’t need the extra square footage of the King to do the job, give the Sofa Furniture Cover a try and let us know what you think.


Caring for your Mambe Blanket August 12, 2015 21:04

We continue to get questions about washing and drying Mambe blankets. So here’s a short course: we wash our blankets in the washing machine in cold/cool water with ordinary laundry detergent, and tumble them dry on low heat (or hang them to dry). Never use bleach.

Fleece is really tough stuff but it will “shrink” if it gets too warm. (Hold a hair dryer on a plastic grocery bag to see how synthetic fibers react to too much heat.) Some customers (and the staff here at Mambe) prefer to partially dry their blankets in the dryer, and then hang them to finish drying completely. Polartec fleece dries really quickly, so it only takes a little longer than in a dryer only, but hanging helps keep the fleece looking like new.

When washing a blanket or furniture cover that has been hit by urine, it is important to first thoroughly treat the whole spot with an enzymatic odor remover prior to washing the entire blanket in the washing machine. Odor eating enzyme treatment will prevent the nasty stuff from coming into contact with the entire blanket. That makes sense, right? Remove (by killing) the odor where it lies, so it doesn't spread to the whole blanket or cover via your wash water.  

Getting Pet Hair/Fur off your Mambe Blanket August 7, 2015 00:00

Every once in a while, you just need to get all the pet hair off your Mambe blanket. You could wash and dry it. You could use a lint roller on it. But you know what really works the best? Don’t laugh . . . wet/damp hands. Really. And believe us, Margaret has tried just about every product and technique there is out there in the 10+ years she’s been cleaning pet hair/fur off Mambe blankets. (The rest of us here at Mambe have experimented too, but no one has been doing it as long as Margaret.) Just wet your hands and lightly brush them across your blanket. The hair comes right off onto your hands. If your blanket is really covered with hair, start in the center with your blanket on a flat surface – table height will save your back – and work your way out to the edges. When your hands get “full”, just dust them off over a trashcan. A spray bottle with water is an easy way to keep your hands damp as you clean a big blanket with lots of fur. You should end up with a very clean – or at least a very de-haired – blanket.