If you want to keep your bedroom feeling fresh and looking great, you’re going to need to regularly clean it, including properly maintaining your bedding. Keeping your bedsheets, pillows, comforters, and other bedding clean is essential because your bedding accumulates sweat, skin cells, dirt, pet dander, and more.
It doesn’t matter if your bedding consists of down comforters from CC or sheets from Walmart, use the following bedding care tips to keep your bedding germ-free.
Bedding Care Tips
01. Wash Your Bedsheets Weekly
Washing is the primary tip for bedding care. There is a lot of debate out there on how to wash bedsheets. But if you want to keep your sheets clean, the best answer is to change and wash them weekly. This ensures that your sheets are free from dust and dirt. It can also help prevent tough stains from setting into your sheets.
Wash your bedsheets in warm water to prevent shrinking and tumble dry them according to the instructions on the label. If your sheets have delicate elements, such as lacey edges, make sure to check the label before washing and drying to ensure the sheets can go into the washer and dryer. If you need to bleach your white or light-colored sheets to get rid of stains, use oxygen bleach instead of chlorine bleach.
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02. Wash Comforters and Pillows Three Times a Year
According to ‘Michelle Fishberg’ (CEO and co-founder of Slumbr, a sleep-wellness company), Most people do not realize that their pillows can harbor lots of gross and icky things that build up over time—dirt, saliva, oils, sweat, mold, bacteria and even fungi,
Comforters and pillows don’t need to be washed as often as sheets. Make sure to protect your pillows with Pillow Protector/pillow covers — you’ll still need to wash the pillowcases weekly to get rid of allergens, but the pillows themselves only need to be washed three times a year. To wash a polyester pillow, run it through the washer once with a mild detergent and once with just water. You’ll want to dry the pillow on a low-heat setting to prevent the filling from clumping together. You’ll need to wash down comforters in a similar manner. Pillows and comforters can be a little trickier to wash than bedsheets, so you’ll want to check the label of your bedding for specific bedding care instructions.
03. When to Replace Bedding?
Part of maintaining your bedding is knowing when to replace it. With proper cleaning, high-quality down comforters and down pillows can last for years. But if you’re using a pillow with a polyester filling, you’re going to notice it starting to go flat after about three years. When your pillow is flat and starting to hurt your neck, it’s time to replace it. Similarly, certain materials of bedsheets may last longer than others. If you notice your sheets starting to discolor, tear, or you’re unable to remove stains from them, you’ll need to replace them. Most of the time, it will be obvious when you need to replace your bedding because there will be obvious signs of aging or it will no longer be comfortable.
04. How to Store Bedding?
Generally, most people have several sets of sheets and comforters that they cycle through. How you store your bedding can help keep it feeling fresh for the next time to need it. Before storing your sheets or comforter, make sure they are completely cleaned and fully dry. This will help prevent mold and mildew from developing on your bedding. Find a cool, dry place to store linens. You can use a closet, a trunk, or a dresser. You might even want to invest in a cotton bedding bag to help prevent dust from settling on your bedding. Remember to fold your bedsheets and comforters before storing them. This will help prevent them from becoming wrinkly.
05. How to Protect Your Bedding?
If you want your bedding to last, there are certain steps you can take in addition to washing it properly and storing it properly. You’re going to want to find ways to keep allergens out of your bedding, both to keep yourself healthier and to prevent your bedding from aging prematurely. While it’s impossible to fully eliminate allergens, you can cut down on the amount of allergens that end up on your bedsheets by showering before bed, not allowing pets to sleep in your bed, and making your bed every morning. You should also avoid placing dirty clothes and shoes on your bed to prevent allergens from transferring to your bed.
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Maintaining your bedding is an important part of keeping your bedroom fresh and clean. If you want to prevent yourself from getting sick or having to replace your bedding often, do what you can to clean and store your bedding properly. If you ever have questions about proper care for a specific piece of bedding, make sure to check the label. Hope these bedding care tips will help you to take care of your bedroom and keep it clean.