You use your bed sheets every night, which means you need to put a lot of care into how you clean them. Not all bedsheets are created equally, and you want to make sure you get the most for your money.
To help you get a good night’s sleep, consult this guide when it’s time to clean your bedding.
Read the Label
First and foremost, you should always read the label on your bedsheets to make sure you’re caring for them the correct way. This will tell you everything you need to know about proper care, including whether you should add fabric softener every now and then. Sometimes, you may even need to iron your sheets — and your label will tell you that info.
Use the Right Temperature
It’s easy to think that sheets can handle the abuse of hot water in the washer and high heat in the dryer, but that isn’t always the case. It’s also not always true that cold water is a safe bet.
This is another area where you need to consult the label, and do a bit of research on the fabric of your bed sheets. Find out what works best, then don’t ever deviate.
Sorting is part of laundry 101, but it bears repeating. If you want to avoid color fading, shrinking, or other damage to your sheets and clothes, make sure you sort everything correctly pre-wash. This includes making sure your sheets are in the laundry with similar fabrics, not just similar colors.
Clean Them Weekly
It may seem like overkill, but just think about how much you use your sheets! Do you wear anything in your wardrobe seven times before you wash it? Probably not. The fact that your sheets can go seven nights before a clean is a testament to their durability and design, but don’t push it much further.
Switch Off Sets
Another good tip to making sure your sheets have a long life is to switch offsets when one is being cleaned. If you follow our advice to clean weekly, this means you can focus on cleaning, drying, and ironing properly without worrying about getting the sheets back to your bed immediately. This encourages the best care and will keep your sheets durable for years to come.