How To Wash Bed Sheets And Linens- Get Tips To Save Time And Money
Wash Bed Sheets And Linens
Wash Bed Sheets. Washing bed sheets concerns all of us in the household. No matter if you live in a house or in an appartment. Most of us have, and sleep in, a bed with bed sheets and a pillow. A clean set of bed sheets affects your sleeping well feeling. And also your health if you have not clean bed sheets.
In our home the handling and washing of bed sheets is a constant process during the week or the month. At all times, we are in the process of shifting, cleaning or drying our bed sheets.
Clean- and cleaning of bed sheets – is therefore a very important part of your daily or weekly cleaning plan. And in some homes also an integrated part of your clothes washing.
In this blog post you will get 7 tips on how to handle the washing of your bed sheets. Thereby saving time and money.
1.Decide how often to wash your bed sheets
The frequency is really important to take into consideration. And this differs a LOT from family to family. And, like by us, it depends on how busy you are.
In busy times an interval of 2 weeks can appear in our family, or we simply have forgotten it. But this is simple not often enough.
There are many reasons for not having washed your bed sheets:
-Simply forgotten it
-No time for it
-Not sure on needed frequency
-Does not seem dirty
-Who does what in the family
However, in our family, as we know it is very important to have clean bed sheets, we aim to wash our sheets, blankets and pillows once a week. Not always possible, but we aim for this in our family, as we are all feeling well with clean bed sheets.
2. Decide how many sets of bed sheets you need
In reality you only need one set of bed sheets. However, only if you have time to wash and shift the bed sheets the same day. Else it can be stressing because you need another set when you are washing them and cannot get finished.
Therefore you can have more flexibility by having at least two sets of bed sheets. Then you can wash whenever you want, and have a back up set all the time.
In our home we have more than two sets. A lot more in fact. Not because we need more, but some are gifts, and others bought as good offers.
And we like the different colours, smell and qualities.
3.Decide when to wash
In our home we most often wash the bed sheets separately. Meaning we are not mixing it up with other clothes.
As it can be a time consuming task to shift the bed sheets, you have to find the right time of the day or week.
We normally do this in the weekend, as we have more time here. We can start in the morning and finalise in the evening.
4.Decide which soap to use
Using the right soap is vital for your washing quality and result.
Some soaps are made as powder, others as fluid.
Some are with parfums for the good smell, but this is not always allergy friendly.
There can be many reasons to choose the different soaps , so decide what is best for you.
5.Decide if you need to do folding and ironing
As bed sheets are normally pretty large, it can be a huge task to do the normal folding and ironing on the ironing board.
In our home we normally always do the ironing. Traditional on the ironing board. Not because it is necessarily needed, but it is a very nice feeling to sleep in fresh ironed bed sheets. Fantastic feeling and smell.
Fold it layer by layer then it is easier to iron.
That said, it takes time ironing the bed sheets. Because of the size, you need to fold the bed sheets several times and iron on both sides.
However, it is also fully allowed not to iron your bed sheets at all. It is in your private sleeping room, and thereby not no visible for others than your self. But no doubt, it feels better when bed sheets are correct folded and ironed.
6.Where to hang up and dry your bed sheets
Hanging up bed sheets to dry can also be challenging. First of all because of the size of the bed sheets. If you have a garden or a separate room in your home it is optimal. But you can also dry them in a dryer.
In our home we do both.
7.Washing your bed sheets in the washing machine
When washing bed sheets using your washing machine you should take below tips into consideration:
Secure you wash with the right temperature. This differs by the material of your bed sheets. Remember there can be some recommented minimum temperatures. We normally wash our bed sheets by use of the 60 degrees program.
How much fill
Secure you do not over fill your washing machine. By over filling you cannot wash effectively and your bed sheets will not be clean.
We normally use speed 1300 by centrifuging the bed sheets.
Prepare for drying
Normally we expect that bed sheets are ready for drying right after the washing. However, that is not always the case. The humidity of your bed sheets after wash you need to take into consideration.
The humidity affects how intensive you can dry after the washing. Higher humidity means longer drying time. However, there can be many reasons for a long drying time with high humidity for different qualities and types of bed sheets.
1October2019. By Jasper Wilhelm.
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