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Effective Ways To Wash, Care & Store Your Bed Linens

2019-11-21

Bed Linens purchased from wholesalers come with different beautiful and intricate designs making it a piece of art for your bedroom. Only an immaculately kept bed linen set is capable of maintaining its beauty, and at the same time, providing sublime good night’s rest for many nights. Hence, there comes the importance of properly and effectively caring for and storing the bed linens that you have bought from bed linen wholesale. 

The bedding sets purchased from well-known and well-loved wholesalers usually come with washing, drying and ironing instructions. You can follow the instructions accordingly to maintain the strength and form of the fabric/material and also keep them away from allergy-causing pollutants. However, there are some tips/tricks and methods by which you can provide that extra maintenance, love, and care needed to expand the lifespan of your bed linens. 

Washing Bed Linens

Bed Sheets:

Human bodies produce different fluids and body oils that soil the bed sheet. The body also has surface dirt which is transferred on the bed sheet. If you allow your pet in your bed, then your bed sheet will have more soil and dead skin shedding. If the bed sheet is kept dirty and not washed whenever needed then there will be bacteria formation and dust mites causing skin irritation, allergies, and other such health problems.

How often you need to wash your bed sheet?

If you sleep in your pajamas, do not perspire, do not have any skin problems, do not allow pets in bed and take a bath before bed then your bed sheet will not have that much dirt or body oils. In such a case, you can clean your bed sheet bi-weekly. It is recommended that bed sheets are washed at least once a week to effectively remove any stains, germs, dirt, dust, dead skin cell from sheets.

Tips for Washing for Bed Sheets

Most bed sheets bought from bed linen wholesale can be machine-washed in delicate/low setting with hot water and mild, chemical-free detergent. Hot water (about 40 degrees) is recommended for cotton/polyester and cotton bed sheets and cold water for other fabrics to avoid shrinkage or damage of the fabric. 

The special fabric needs special care; for example, in case of silk bedding, you will need to hand-wash or machine-wash at 30 degrees with specialist silk detergent, and then finally air dry it. So, do your research well before giving it a wash.

 Fabric softener and dryer sheets are popular for those who don’t like soft and fresh smelling bed sheets. However, they can decrease the absorbency capacity of natural fibers. This can be a problem for someone who perspires a lot. In the final cycle of machine-washing, add distilled white vinegar in place of fabric softener in this scenario.

                 

Pillowcases

If you have any skin problems like acne, oily skin, have dandruff and/or suffer from allergies or cough & cold, then in such cases, you need to wash your pillowcases every other day. Generally, pillowcases need to be washed once a week in cold water with a gentle detergent or as per the direction provided. 

Tips for washing pillowcases:

If there is any design like embroidery work then it will be best to hand-wash them. If you want to machine wash it, then turn it inside out before putting it in. It is recommended that you do not use any detergent known for using bleach and/or heavy-duty chemicals if you have sensitive skin or prone to breakouts.

                                 

Duvet Covers

Ideally, duvet covers should be washed as often as you wash your bed sheets. However, duvet covers are heavy and come with different designs, making it an impossible task to wash them weekly. In order to successfully maintain its beauty and clean off all the dirt, dust mites, allergens, you need to wash the duvet covers once every month.  Tips for washing duvet covers:Turning the covers with designs inside out will ensure that the design is not damaged in the washing machine. To ensure the duvet covers do not tip over your small-sized washing machine, distribute the covers properly and evenly. If you hear that your washing machine is making too much noise, then stop the machine, re-distribute the covers and start it again. You can soak your duvet covers in cold water for 20-50 minutes to shrink it down to fit your washing machine. If you are having problems, it will be best to consult professional washers and cleaners or go to a laundromat. 




Caring for Bed Linens

Bedding set purchased from a bed linen wholesale is generally made with fibers and fabrics that have gone through inspections. So, it is really easy to take care of them if you follow the instruction or directions provided by the manufacturers for washing and storing.

Additional tips to take proper care of your bed linens

It will be best to wash duvet covers separately and not add them with bedsheets, pillowcases and other garments. Other garments may have zips, hooks, etc. which can damage the designs on the duvet covers. You need to leave space in order to let your sheet fluff up. Thus, do not overload the washing machine. This will also ensure that the wrinkles on bed sheets are the minimum. Turn colored bedding sets inside out to avoid color fading. Spot clean any tough stain with an organic detergent solution and damp cloth before putting in the washer. Generally, bedding sets purchased from bed linen wholesale dries best at a medium spin and low heat. Air drying is best to avoid mildew and wrinkles. Each fabric needs to be ironed at a particular temperature. For cotton, you will need a warm or a hot setting, while linen needs hot temperatures. Ironing crinkly fabric will be made easy if they are slightly damp. Delicate fibers like silk with need low-temperature ironing.

Storing Bed Linens

Storing the bedding set is a crucial part of keeping them in a pristine condition. Some tips for properly storing bed linens brought from bed linen wholesale are as follows:

Linen closets, trunk or storage bench under your bed are some ideal spots for storing the bedding set as it requires to be kept in a dry area with minimal to zero light exposure. Experts do not recommend plastics, cardboard or cedar bags/boxes for storing as it will cause yellowing of the fabric. Fabric-friendly containers are available in different sizes and different prices which you can buy from both online and local stores. You can place acid-free paper between the linen sets as it will allow more air circulation. You can add sachets to have that fresh aroma next time you will use the bed linens. However, make sure that the sachet bag is not colored to avoid color bleeding. 

There you have it; some tips and ways to wash, care and store your bed linens properly and effectively. You can see that you need to wash the bed linens quite often. Thus, it is highly advisable that you invest in good bedding set from bed linen wholesale market that comes with all the instructions to ensure you can maintain the look and texture of the bedding set and use it for a long period of time.

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