Imagine coming home after a long and tiring day. You lie on the bed and prop your head on the pillow as you reflect and rest. You turn your cheek to the side and feel the soft, warm fabric gently caressing your face. You put your hands on the bed as you touch the smooth, silky texture of your bed linens. It feels like you are being cradled in the clouds as you close your eyes and fall into a deep slumber.
Feels good, doesn’t it? But often, you come home to a messy and wrinkled bed that isn’t inviting to sleep on. So how do you keep your sheets smooth and crisp every day?
Yes, there is a proper way of washing bed linens and it depends on the type of material used. Usually, you will see care instructions attached to your bed sheet which tells you exactly how you should wash it.
But who has time to read those, right? So the general rule is to wash with lukewarm or cold water. Add detergent that has anti-bacterial features to ensure that there are no accumulated dirt and sweat. Option to use fabric softeners to keep it soft and smelling fresh.
When you’re done with laundry then it’s time to dry. It’s very common in the Philippines to air-dry linens because the heat and humidity get the job done in a very efficient way (think: no electricity consumed = savings). But you’ll need a space for that.
So, if you’re living in a condo, or renting a room then the next best option is to let the dryer handle it. Depending on your appliance, it should just be on low or medium heat. Make sure to let it dry completely. You wouldn’t want to sleep on damp and smelly sheets.
Keep it in a basket, bin, cabinet or rack. If you have, you can also store it in cloth bags to keep it dirt-free. The idea is that you should maintain its cleanliness by keeping it away from items or parts of the house that are prone to grime, dust or bacteria.
If you want peace of mind, go for a bed sheet that is hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial such as bamboo sheets. Bamboo is a natural fiber that has inherent hygienic properties making it ideal for your family’s use. Check it out here.
Fold, fold, fold
After drying, your bed linens will be smooth and soft. You can keep it that way by folding and storing properly. This also ensures that exposed parts are limited, so bacteria and dirt won’t penetrate the entirety.
Wash your sheets regularly.
Do you often get pimples or rashes? Your linens might be the culprit.
Ideally, you should wash your bed sheet set on a weekly basis (more during summer season). Your bed linens absorb so many particles from your body, your environment, and the air so it’s best to always keep it clean.
While there is no wrong or right way of keeping your bed linens, these tips are designed to help you maintain a comfortable and healthy lifestyle. Appropriate care will prolong the durability of your bed sheets sets which ensures that you get utmost comfort and your money’s worth.
It’s very easy too, all it takes is proper washing, drying, and storage. After that, you’ll surely be using your bed linens for years to come.
*Wondering where to buy an affordable and easy-to-maintain bamboo bed sheet set? Visit this page.