Bedding sets must be regularly cleaned to maintain their luxury. Read this for everything you need to know about how and how often to clean your bedding set.
Over the course of a lifetime, it's estimated that the average person will spend about 25 years in their bed. Given how much time you spend there, it's important to make sure the bedding set you use is fresh and clean.
To keep your nice bedding in good condition, it's important to clean it and care for it properly. That's why we've put together this guide to help you know how, and how often, you should clean your bedding.
First, let's look at how often you should clean your bedding, and why.
As a rule of thumb, experts recommend that you wash your sheets every one to two weeks. Under certain circumstances, you may want to consider washing them more often. For instance, folks in warmer climates who may sweat more should wash their sheets as needed.
Your comforter, however, won't need to be washed as often. Since you use a sheet to separate your skin from the comforter, you really only need to wash it twice a year.
Again, there are circumstances that may call for more frequent washings. For example, if your dog or cat sleeps in the bed with you, you should wash it to remove fur and pet odor.
Tips for Washing Your Sheets and Pillow Cases
If you have a habit of eating or drinking in bed, check your sheets for stains before washing. To remove stains more successfully, pre-treat them before washing the sheets.
If your washing machine has a setting for sheets, use this one. Otherwise, use the normal or casual setting.
If you suffer from allergies, or you have pets in the bed, boost the temperature of the water when you wash your sheets. This will kill more germs and irritants than cool water will.
Be careful not to leave your sheets in the dryer for too long. This will cause the sheets to shrink, which can make it hard for your fitted sheets to stay on the bed. Also, don't dry your sheets with towels, because the towels will take longer to dry.
Washing Your Comforter
Your comforter will need enough room to get adequately clean and dry. So if your washing machine and dryer are on the small side, take your comforter to a laundromat to have it washed there.
Like the sheets, you should wash your comforter on delicate. If you are worried about hot water damaging the comforter, you can use cool water. The heat from the dryer will be able to kill the germs and dust mites on the comforter.
If you are unsure about any aspect of cleaning the comforter, check the care label. This will provide instructions for cleaning it without damaging it.
Get a Bedding Set You'll Love
With these tips in mind, you will be able to maintain your bedding and keep it in good condition.
Of course, no matter how well you care for your bedding, there will eventually come a time to replace it. If you are ready to look for a new bedding set, take a look at our unique offerings.