I know that in today’s world a lot of people probably have a “bedding” setting on their high-tech washer; however, there are still some general guidelines you show follow when caring for your sheets and bedding. Don’t let an overzealous washer ruin your beautiful new set of bedding.
If you want to extend the life of your sheets, change them out weekly. I recommend having a second set of sheets that you can swap while the first one is cleaned or just takes a chill pill. Washing your sheets once a week helps to remove the buildup of debris, dander, dust, and sweat (ew!).
Add your sheets to the washing machine after the detergent and water have had a second alone. Soap that has not been diluted first can stain your fabrics and make it difficult for the wash cycle to completely rinse it out.
Do not use too much heat. That goes for the washer and the dryer. Too much heat will cause the fabrics to age and wear out quickly.
Bleach can be extremely harsh on fabrics, even the color-safe kinds. Try to take it a little easy when using bleach.
Want a wrinkle-free set of bedding? Quickly take the sheets straight from the dryer to bed to keep the fabrics nice and straight. Also wool dryer balls are are a great way to keep sheets wrinkle-free. You can learn more about those here.
Linen Care Symbols
Now, let’s discuss the care label. Have you ever looked at the back of a bedding label and thought, why in the world are they still using hieroglyphics? Just tell me what you want?! Amirite? Below I will break down exactly what these symbols mean for an easy reference.
Keep on washing friends!