Have you always wished that the newness and freshness of your bed linen lasted longer? If you’re wondering whether it’s even possible, the answer is ‘yes’! Here are very basic tips for keeping your linen fresh and crisp.
Wash Them Frequently
Don’t wait for your sheets to ‘look’ dirty until you can take them off and toss them in the washing machine. Dirt and bacteria can build on your sheets more frequently and easily than you think, meaning there could be lots of dirt on their way before you actually notice it. Thus, it would be ideal to wash them weekly so they stay clean and fresh, longer.
This again is one of the obvious things you need to avoid when you really want your sheets to be washed and cleaned well. Overloading your washing machine will prevent your laundry from being washed thoroughly.
This is because the detergent may not be able to cover every surface of each item in the machine when they are being tightly stuffed into it. If you’ve got a huge load to wash, consider dividing it and washing them separately.
It is important to check on the labels of your bed linen, especially to know how to wash, dry, and generally care for them. Some types of bedding will require you to adjust the settings of your washing machine or have other special instructions where washing and care is concerned.
Thus, always make sure you read the labels. It is best to look for these details at the time of purchase, so you will know if it is the ideal type to use at home. Using inappropriate methods of washing and care can affect the way your linen looks and feels, no doubt!
Ironing never fails, when you want to get a smooth and crisp finish on your linen. It sure might sound like a giant task, but it is totally worth your time and effort. If it’s linen bedding for instance, you are simply going to love how it looks, feels, and perhaps smells, too, once you’re done with a perfect ironing job!
Don’t Leave Linen in the Laundry
Avoid letting your sheets sit in the laundry for too long. Again, the reasons are only obvious. The longer your sheets sit in the laundry, the more dust, dirt, and bacteria they will attract. They also tend to smell eventual, which does not go away easily.
Sometimes, you will notice that smell prevails on the inside of your washing machine, and then gets on the laundry every time you load a new lot into the machine. Thus, if you want fresh sheets that are crisp and smell good, don’t let them sit in the laundry!
Make Your Bed!
Make your bed every day and you will see that your linen looks and feels newer and fresher longer. Make it a habit to make your bed as soon as you get out of bed. Just like how daily cleaning and dusting help maintain a new, vibrant look around the house, making your bed every day (instead of every once in a while) will make your linen look fresh and clean.
To keep your bedding clean, fresh, and crisp, it is important to wash it regularly, preferably once a week. Use a mild detergent and warm water, and consider using a fabric softener or dryer sheets to add a pleasant scent. To prevent yellowing and staining, avoid using harsh chemicals and bleach on your bedding. It’s also important to avoid overloading the washing machine, as this can lead to poor cleaning results. Additionally, it’s recommended to use a mattress protector to keep your mattress clean and in good condition. Air out your bedding and mattress by leaving them open during the day, and consider using a dehumidifier in damp climates or during the summer months. Proper storage of your bedding in a cool, dry place can also help to keep it fresh and crisp.