Nothing feels better than sleeping on clean and fresh bedsheets! But one may wonder, how do you wash them with proper care? Breathe easy, we’ve done the hard work for you! With some easy tips and techniques, let’s make your bed linen look and feel brand new. Here’s our guide to help you learn how to wash, dry, and care for your bedsheets at home.
How to Wash Bed Sheets in the Washing Machine
Before you start loading your laundry into the washing machine, it’s important to learn what you’re getting yourself into. You’ll need to learn what cycles to wash them at and which detergents to use. To make this process easier for you, here is a step-by-step guide to washing your bed sheets at home:
Always read the pre-wash instructions
Be attentive to read pre-wash instructions beforehand if you need to treat a stain removal. Pre-soak and use a stain remover before loading your sheets into the washing machine.
Do not overload your washing machine
Overloading can cause your bedsheets to get damaged, making it difficult to wash them properly. It may also lead to piling and wrinkles on your sheet. Make sure there’s enough space to wash each bed sheet set separately and avoid adding other bath linens, such as towels.
Set the right temperature and setting
Between hot and cold, lukewarm water is the ideal temperature to wash your bed sheets. Washing your bed sheet in hot water will cause shrinkage, color fade, and wrinkles. The next step is to choose the right cycle by reading the care instructions. If you’re still unsure about it, it’s safe to wash it on a gentle cycle.
Choose the right detergent and laundry enhancers
Choose a bleach-free mild detergent and avoid using too much as it can damage your sheets. For white bedsheets, use non-chlorine bleach and avoid fabric softeners.
How often should I wash my Bed Sheets?
Washing your sheets every week might sound a bit extreme, but sleeping on clean and crisp sheets is the best feeling! It is recommended to wash your sheets every one or a maximum of two weeks to avoid the accumulation of germs, bacteria, and bed bugs that can create a strong odor and also cause skin diseases. Washing your sheets helps retain their color and overall durability so you can enjoy them for a long time.
Drying your Bed Sheet in the Dryer
Now that we know how to wash bed sheets, it’s time we learn how to dry them properly. After you unload your bed sheets from the washing machine, it’s important to detangle the sheets carefully and promptly move them to the dryer to avoid wrinkling. Make sure to look out for care instructions on the tag, but in case you can’t find any, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered! Follow these instructions below and let your bed sheets dry in peace!
- Select a low-heat setting and tumble dry your sheets. This helps reduce wrinkling, rips, and tears.
- Do not use dryer sheets; this can weaken the material and lead to piling.
- Do not leave your sheets in the dryer for a long time, as this will lead to shrinkage.
- Take your sheets out of the dryer while they’re slightly damp.
- Hang them on a clothesline indoors or outdoors.
(Want to take drying your bed sheets up a notch? Add a few wool dryer balls to the dryer to reduce static and soften the bed sheet more.) Storing and caring for your Bed Sheets
By far, we have successfully learned how to wash bed sheets and dry them properly. Pat yourself on the back because it’s a job well done! After giving your time and effort to the process, it’s time to take care of your sheets, but how?
Here are a few tips for storing and caring for your sheets:
- If you want to iron your bed sheets, make sure you set your iron on a low setting while they’re fresh out of the dryer.
- Store them in a cool, dry place away from sunlight or moisture to avoid getting moldy or mildew.
- Keep at least 3,4 bedsheets per bed and rotate frequently. You’ll have clean sheets every time!
- Do not spray perfume directly over your sheets. Instead, place lavender sachets in the storage space for a fresh subtle aroma.
- When storing your sheets, fold them neatly by hand to reduce wrinkling. Avoid overcrowding your bed linen storage and organize them properly for easy access.
Snuggling up on freshly washed bed sheets is the perfect way to end a busy day. Whether you wash your sheets every week or every month, remember that a little bit of effort goes a long way in keeping your bed sheets clean and comfortable. By following the steps above and investing in a high-quality bed sheet collection, you can rest assured that your bedding will continue to look and feel amazing for years to come.