How to Wash Your Bed Sheets
There’s nothing like cuddling up in bed with fresh, clean sheets. Washing your bed sheets regularly not only feels good, but it is good for your health, too. It can prevent the build-up of dead skin cells, dirt, oil, sweat, saliva and bacteria. It also stops allergens like pollen, dust mites and dander from accumulating on the fabric. Check out our step-by-step guide to washing your bed sheets so you can maximize your slumber.
If there are any stains on the sheets, pre-treat them with a stain remover before putting them in the washing machine.
Read the care label and decide which type of detergent to use, depending on the fabric. Don’t overdo it! Adding more detergent can actually cause your sheets to wear out faster.
Make sure sheets have enough room in the washer. Wash sheets separately from towels and other linens, as tougher fabrics can damage the sheets.
Although washing sheets may seem like a simple task, different fabrics require different care. It is important to know what your sheets are made of so you can extend the lifespan of your sheets.
How to Wash Cotton Sheets
Cotton sheets are the most widely used and are easy to care for. Just choose your favorite detergent and toss them into the washing machine on a warm water setting. Dry them on low or medium heat to prevent wrinkles.
How to Wash Linen Sheets
Linen sheets have delicate fibers and require more special care. Wash them in cold water with a gentle, natural detergent. Hang-dry, if possible, to prevent fabric from shrinking. You can also dry them on low heat if you do not have a place to hang them up.
How to Wash Silk or Satin Sheets
You’ll want to use a detergent specifically made for delicate fabrics when washing silk and satin bed sheets. Avoid harsh chemicals, such as bleach or fabric softener. Do not put them in a hot dryer as heat can cause damage. We recommend drying them on a clothesline, or a no-heat cycle.
How to Wash Microfiber Sheets
Microfiber sheets can be washed in warm water, but fabric softeners should be avoided because they will clog the spaces in the material. Avoid washing these sheets with cotton materials as the microfiber will trap the lint. Dry on low heat to preserve the fabric.
Not sure which type of cycle to run? Choose gentle to be safe.
Washing and drying your sheets properly will help them last longer, even after prolonged use. Want to refresh your bedding? Check out our high-quality bed sheets. Sleep well!