Place the hammock into a sink or bathtub by holding both of the end loops.
Immerse the hammock in warm water and slowly add a mild detergent, but keep the end loops out of the water. DO NOT USE BLEACH.
Using your hands, massage the hammock as well as the end strings until the hammock is clean.
After washing, rinse the hammock with clean water.
Finally, wrench the water from the hammock and hang it in a place to dry. Make sure the hammock is spread out for thorough drying.
Tie the end strings together with a piece of string just below the loops and 3/4 of the way towards the bed of the hammock. This will prevent the strings from getting tangled from the agitation and spinning in a washing machine.
Once the end strings are tied, place the hammock in a pillow case and tie the pillow case closed. Use mild detergent with your wash cycle and use cold water for your rinse and spin cycle. DO NOT USE BLEACH.
After the rinse cycle, carefully remove the hammock from the pillow case and untie the strings.
Hang up your hammock to dry, make sure the hammock is spread out for thorough drying.
Tie the end strings together with a piece of string just below the loops and 3/4 of the way towards the bed of the hammock. This will prevent the strings from getting tangled.
Place the hammock into a weather resistant fabric bag that can breathe. The other option is to hang your hammock from a hook in your garage that is located in a dry and low traffic area. This will help keep the hammock from being soiled. It is also important to protect your hammock from various critters that might think your hammock material is food or an ideal nesting site.
If you see any mold or mildew appear on your hammock, wash with a mild detergent. Use your own judgement whether a spot clean is required or a full wash.