Does it take months for your bedsheet to get the care it deserves? Your sheets can become breeding ground for dust mites, and as much as you want to curl up in bed and relax, these unwanted guests will deprive you of a good night’s sleep. Aside from dust mites, your body also produces oil that when mixed with sweat and other bodily fluids can accumulate and irritate your skin. If you are a late night snacker, you can leave crumbs that may go undetected for weeks. Of course, how can you say no to your furry friend when it’s begging you to sleep beside you? Who could refuse those puppy eyes?
If your bedsheet could talk, it will surely tell you to give it a break. The dirtiness of your sheets are driven by several factors like the pets in your home, the amount of time you spend in bed, recent allergies or illnesses, whether or not you shower before going to bed and the list goes on. So keeping these factors in mind, there really is no definite answer as to when you should wash your bedsheet.
You can sleep tight if you sleep on a clean bed. For sheets and pillowcases, it’s recommended that you wash them once every two weeks. For duvets and comforters, cleaning them every one to three months will suffice depending on the cleanliness of your environment.
How often should you wash your bedsheets?
Dirt and dust can quickly accumulate and while deciding on how often you should wash your beddings is a personal preference, knowing that you are not alone at night as there are microscopic dust mites lurking in your sheets, it is important to wash your sheet regularly. You can increase the risk of suffering from health problems if you allow your bedsheets to go unwashed for several weeks. At a bare minimum, consider washing your bedding every two weeks. If one of your family members is sick, washing your bedding daily is recommended.
Washing your bedding
Be sure to separate your bedding from your clothes. The washing machine should be turned to a delicate or low setting. Avoid washing in hot water as this will shrink the fabric and weaken the material. You also need to use high-quality laundry detergent to kill germs and bacteria. The detergent should work well at lower temperatures as well.
Turn your bedsheets inside out and roll them into a ball before placing them inside the washing machine. The technique ensures that the color stays vibrant. It also keeps your sheets in shape. Read the care label so you will know if there are any additional guidelines. You can also add fabric softener for a little fragrance and comfort. For stained bedsheets, be sure to treat stains before washing them.
There are stain removers you can buy, but you need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Run a test-patch just to be sure. Keeping your sheets clean ensures that you will sleep tight without worrying about unwanted visitors like dust mites. For excellent results, take your bedsheets to commercial laundry cleaning services. They have the experience and expertise to handle even the toughest stains.
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