A Guide To Washing Bedding – Everything You Need To Know!
No one enjoys washing their bedding, do they? We’d all rather spend our days off enjoying the comfort of our bed, instead wouldn’t we? But bedding can get dirty quickly can’t it? Especially on those warmer days of the year so it’s important that your bedding gets cleaned regularly.
Knowing how often to clean your bedding is really only something you can decide for yourself. Dirt and dust can certainly build-up quickly and there are dust mites and other microscopic organisms to worry about as well. As a general rule as soon as you start to feel uncomfortable you should get your bedding cleaned right way.
One every two weeks as a minimum is usually the best advice to follow on average, but remember if you ever feel sick and spend a lot of time in bed (like you should) then you should get your bedding cleaned as soon as you feel better.
You should also make sure you clean your bedding more regularly on those hotter days though because no one wants to sleep on bedding that is soaked in sweat, do they? There’s nothing like the feeling of clean sheets and bedding is there? It’s a great way to stay cool and relaxed so whatever you do don’t put the job off.
One of the main reasons many people avoid washing their bedding is that they simply find it too difficult. If you wash the bedding on the wrong setting or don’t plan accordingly you could easily end up with soaking wet bedding, which could take ages to dry. But don’t worry we can help you, let’s take a look at everything you need to know to successfully wash your bedding.
Washing Your Sheets The Right Way
So, how do you wash your bedding the right way then? First of all, let’s tackle the sheets, shall we? If possible it’s always advisable that you separate your sheets and bedding, so they can be washed separately. This will help ensure a more thorough cleaning, so with all that said let’s begin by looking at how to wash your sheets.
First of all, make sure you use a low setting on your washing machine this way you can avoid your bed’s sheets from shrinking. This is an all too common problem with bed sheets and one that you’ll want to avoid at all costs. You should also make sure you use a biological washing detergent to ensure you achieve the best results at a lower temperature.
Fabric conditioner is something that has got a mixed reception from people but when it comes to bedding especially your sheets it’s a great way to make your bedding softer. And it will help give your bedding a more relaxing and softer scent as well.
Remember if you ever get confused and find your self wondering what to do, just check the detergent/ fabric softener box or bottle that way you can get a better idea of how much to use. So, the sheets are pretty simple, right? Let’s move onto the bedding next, shall we?
Washing Your Bedding The Right Way
So, we’ve taken a look at the sheets let’s move onto the rest of your bedding, shall we? Like the duvet cover, pillow cases and any other blankets you might have. Don’t worry when you know how this job is done it’s a lot easier than you might think.
Just like with your bed’s sheets you should separate your bedding from the rest of your laundry and once again use a low setting on your washing machine. Hot water is a big no when it comes to your bedding because it will shrink the fibers in it.
You should also once again make sure you use a high-quality washing detergent which will help break down any tough stains like sweat. Biological washing powder is also something you should try to use if you can find it available.
Once that is all ready then the next step is making sure you put the bedding in your washing machine correctly. This is pretty simple all you need to is pull them inside out and then roll them into a ball, yeah it might not sound like the best thing to do but it will ensure you get a more thorough cleaning.
And as an added bonus doing this will also help fitted sheets keep their shape, once again make sure you check the labels on any bedding before you put it in the machine. And yes, you can, and I would indeed recommend using a high-quality fabric softener as well for some extra comfort and an extra dash of soft fragrance.
You can dry your bedding in many different ways but if possible leaving your bedding to air dry is always the best option.