1.Since both the inserts and covers are all 100% washable, first determine if you just need to clean the cover (shedding season, a little dirt, etc.) or the whole bed (oops, Fido had an accident). 2.If it's just the cover, unzip and remove the insert, zip the cover securely and toss it in the washer and dryer! (We recommend cold water and gentle low heat cycle for the settings.) 3.If the whole bed needs cleaning, toss it into the washer as is. (For best results, we recommend keeping the cover on.) This step is much easier with a front-loading machine or a top-loading machine without a center column agitator; with our large pet beds we even recommend taking them to a laundromat or dry-cleaner to ensure that the insert keeps it shape. Do NOT force your P.L.A.Y. bed into a top-loading machine if it does not fit easily. Make sure to use the “low agitation” setting with cold water. We recommend washing your bed with a few other items like towels or blankets and please avoid items with sharp edges to prevent tearing. Putting the bed in a laundry bag may help. 4. Lastly, pop the whole thing in the dryer! Keep the setting on gentle tumble-dry, low heat.