Sheets you'll love longer: Wash Care
After going through the rigors of researching, combing through reviews and surveying brands, wouldn't it be great to find sheets that will last a long time? We buy sheets that we sleep on after careful considerations like cost, fabric, colors, and it’s an investment worth spending our money and time on. So make sure that you care for your sheets the right way. Here are a few tried and tested methods that will make your linens soft, cozy and long lasting.
How to wash the sheets?
Following these simple techniques while washing your sheets will surely increase its longevity.
The temperature of the water is the point of care while you wash your sheets. The question is what is the ideal temperature of water while laundering sheets? The high temperature of the water can disrupt the yarns of the sheet making them wear out faster. The perfect water temperature to wash your sheets is 60° C as it leaves the sheets with lasting freshness and increases their longevity. If you're allergic to dust mites, we recommend washing your bedsheets at least once a week. Wash them in water that is at least 60° degrees Celsius to kill the dust mites.
Tricks of using Detergent
Selection of the detergent is an important factor when it comes to washing bed linens. It is recommended to always use a mild detergent, and avoid bleaches or detergents containing bleach. Dilute the detergent powder with water so it doesn’t leave any detergent stains on the sheets.
- Using Vinegar as Natural Fabric Softener: During the rinse cycle, add half a cup of distilled white vinegar to your washing machine. Don’t worry: the smell doesn’t linger on clothes. By using vinegar instead of fabric softer you'll reduce the number of chemicals in your home and on your clothes. At the same time you’re also softening your sheets. Why is this a good tip? The white vinegar is food-grade, natural, it freshens your sheets, and keeps them fresh and whiter.
Ideal ways of drying sheets
Line dry: Cotton fabrics have a tendency to wrinkle. To lower the wrinkled look, wash in a gentle cycle and tumble dry low. Do not keep the load in for long after the cycle is over in the washer. Doing this effectively reduces wrinkles. The ideal way of drying sheets is line drying, as this too reduces wrinkling. In addition to drying laundry solar-powered, it brightens sheets and tablecloths naturally. Plus, linens come off the line smelling summery fresh.
How often should you wash the sheets?
We recommend Washing sheets once a week but again it depends on which type of sleeper you are. On average, we spend about 49 to 60 hours in bed per week. It's a lot of time to rest, but it's also quite a bit of time for our sheets to accumulate dirt, sweat, oil, and other gunk. In case you have any pets and particularly if you let them sleep in your bed, washing your sheets every 3-4 days is recommended. You should also wash sheets more frequently in the summer months because you will probably sweat more when you sleep.
How to store clean sheets?
It is ideal to have a linen closet, but if you don't have one, there are several design-friendly alternatives that work. There is no better alternative than a trunk at the end of the bed or even one that serves as a coffee table. Another great space-saving solution is to store your sheets under the bed in appropriate containers. Use a white fabric bag to protect your linens from dust. Don't forget to wash your fabric bags as well to keep your linens as fresh as possible.
Pro Tip: Organize your bedding by storing it inside larger pillowcases. Doing this not only saves money by not having to purchase a container, but you’re also keeping your sheets in one easy-to-find place!
How many sheets should you buy?
Keep your sheets in rotation of three to make them look and feel at their best.
1. On the bed
2. In the closet
3. In the washer
- Which is the ideal sheet fabric:
Cotton is the sheet fabric as it is a natural fiber with a multitude of benefits that shape our lives for the better. It’s eco-friendly, versatile, and easier to care for than any other synthetic chemically processed fabric because of its natural temperature balancing ability for all-season comfort.
- Hacks for keeping sheets wrinkle-free:
Cotton fabrics offer superior comfort but tend to wrinkle. To reduce wrinkling, wash in a gentle cycle separately in water and tumble dry low. Do remember to remove the sheets immediately from the washer and the dryer once the respective cycles are completed.
- Is it okay to wash sheets in hot water?:
Yes, the bed linens can be washed in hot water. In fact, the ideal temperature to wash the linens is 60° C hot wash that kills dust mites and germs.
Do remember to iron the sheets, covers, pillowcases, and other bed linen after every wash. This takes away the wrinkles and adds a crisp look. An important aspect that one tends to overlook is the temperature for washing the sheets. We recommend washing your bed linens at 60° C as it is ideal for optimal softness and life.
Follow this simple set of instructions and keep your bed linen looking clean, vibrant and fresh.