A Complete Guide To Cotton Sheets Care
How To Washing Sheets
Your best bet is to follow the care instructions on the packaging and labeling, but when in doubt just follow a few simple rules will help you keep your bedding in top shape. For starters, it’s always best to wash bedding in its own load, and to avoid both the heavy-duty cycle and extra hot water, as both can break down cotton fibers more quickly. Choose a cold or warm water cycle, depending on label instructions, and use a gentle detergent, pretreating stains (as necessary – but please skip the bleach!
How To Drying Sheets
Wash the bedsheets according to label instructions, adding fabric softener during your washing machine's rinse cycle. Fabric softener softens and strengthens the material while helping reduce wrinkles.
Remove sheets from the washer promptly, as soon as the cycle has completed.
Clean the lint from the dryer's lint trap.
Load sheets loosely in the dryer. If you have a large bed with large linens and a medium-sized dryer, you may need to dry the sheets in two loads. Overloading the dryer will cause the sheets to wrinkle.
Add a dryer sheet during the drying cycle to prevent static cling.
Dry the sheets according to label instructions. If your sheets are cotton, use your dryer's permanent press setting if it has one. This setting will continue to tumble the laundry while alerting you that the cycle is ending, which can reduce wrinkles.
Remove sheets from the dryer promptly, as soon as they are dry. Immediately place them on the bed or fold for storage.
How Often to Change Sheets
You might think that sheets only need to be changed when they look or smell dirty. In reality, you should be more concerned about the things you can’t see. Sweat, oils, and skin cells build up every night, and while they aren’t visible to the naked eye, they can cause irritation and attract allergen-causing dust mites. For that reason, you shouldn’t go more than two weeks before washing your sheets — from the flat sheet and pillowcases to the top sheet and duvet cover. Laundering every week is even better. If you’d prefer to reduce your laundry frequency, you can always alternate between two sets of linens and wash them together.
How to Wash White Sheets
It’s no surprise that white and other light colors are among the most popular options for sheets and pillowcases. But without proper care, those heavenly looking spreads can get dingy – and fast. With white sheets, it’s important to be diligent about removing makeup before bed and quickly treating any stains that occur. Just like all bedding, we recommend laundering white sheets separately and without fabric softener or dryer sheets. White sheets, however, can benefit from slightly higher water temperatures – usually warm or hot – and a whitening laundry booster or non-chlorine bleach to help keep them looking their best.
Should you wash new sheets?
Once you’ve found your ideal cotton bedding, you’ll want to make sure you start off on the right foot by washing and thoroughly drying your new sheets and pillowcases before putting them on your bed for the first time. This step removes any finishing agents and excess dyes that may be left over from the manufacturing process. It also helps open up the cotton fibers, enhancing their natural moisture-wicking properties. By investing in quality and taking good care of your sheets and pillowcases, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of luxurious bedding for years to come.
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