While checking out the care labels on your bedding are a start in the right direction, there is much more that goes into bedding maintenance in order for your linens to last you as long as they are capable of doing so. In this two-part blog post, we will discuss the different ways you can ensure that you make your bedding last over the years with the proper care.
First and foremost, you should always avoid using powdered detergents when you are washing your linens. Additionally, using fabrics softeners and bleaching agents is not a good idea. These sorts of products coat the natural fibers and weaken them.
When it comes to pillowcases, sheets and duvet covers, you should wash them every seven to ten days. Your actual pillows, duvet and mattress pads should be cleaned every three to six months for best results. A good way to remember to wash these items is to simply wash them at the beginning of each season.
For the most part, you can use mild, liquid soap (less than the manufacturer calls for) when you are washing your linens. Allow the detergent to dissolve before you begin loading your bedding into the washer. If you want to remove stains, avoid bleach and instead use something not as harsh that could potentially ruin your bedding.
|Percale & Sateen Sheets||Use cool water.||Set dryer to low heat and separate sheets,
putting them into the dryer one at a time.
|Linen Sheets & Essential Quilts||Use warm water.||Set dryer to low heat and split the load in half
to avoid sheets and quilts twisting.
Check back to our next post for the second part of this bedding care blog!