What is the best feeling in the world? Slipping into fresh sheets at the end of an exhausting day. And yes, so is that first sip of morning coffee. But clean sheets win hands down.
So, that begs the question of how often you should wash your sheets. We answer that and give you tips on Bamboo bedding care. Just in case you’ve been hunting for the best pillows that fit your sleeping style and pocket, get the full list here.
How frequently do I wash bed sheets?
- Once a week is an ideal frequency. It ensures that you have a healthy and full night’s sleep.
- It also makes sure that the environment you sleep in is clean and safe.
- If you don’t have time for laundry every week, have three sets of sheets.
- You can rotate between them so that you always have a clean sheet at hand even when the laundry is yet to be done.
- A tip if you stick to changing sheets once a week is to double-up. It gives you one less thing to worry about every week. And you spend less time changing fitted sheets!
Why do you need to change sheets every week?
I don’t eat or snack in bed. So, my sheets are clean. Do I really need to change and wash them every week?
This is a question people often ask. The answer is yes because a lot of other things besides food and drinks make your bedsheets dirty. Cookies, crumbs, and coffee spills are just easy to see. Stuff like tiny dust mites remains invisible!
As we sleep, the temperature of the body drops. The heat moves from your limbs to the surrounding area. That’s why we feel overheated, particularly when we share beds with someone else.
As a result of this, we sweat. This sweat stays on your sheets long, long after you’ve woken up. It attracts dust mites, allergens, and a lot of other particles. That’s the reason you need to change and wash sheets frequently.
What is the right way to wash sheets?
- Always read the care tag before you launder sheets. Each fabric and weave require different care.
- For instance, bamboo bedding, like most sheets, needs a cold wash and a gentle cycle.
- All your white sheets will require chlorine-free oxygen bleach if you want to keep them from fading or turning yellow.
- Always tumble dry sheets on low.
- To prevent wrinkles, remove them from the dryer as soon as they are finished.
- More importantly, low heat keeps your sheets softer and guarantees that they don’t shrink.
- In case you love the feel of extra crisp sheets, iron them before you store them. It’ll stiffen the fabric.
- Store your bedding in a dry and safe place to keep them fresh and clean.
Clean sheets not only make your bed more comfortable but also make it a safe zone. Change them once every seven days, and you are set. We leave you with one last recommendation. Sheets have a lifespan of 1 to 5 years. Replace them within this timeframe, especially if they start looking like swiss cheese.