Really!!! beddings are to be cared for? Yes

Just like your clothing, and when we say bedding, we are not only referring to your bedsheet but also the pillowcase, duvet, quilt, etc. Like it or not, clean beddings contribute to you starting your day right and having a good night’s sleep as you start your day in bed and end it right in bed too. No doubt, your beddings ought to be spick and span all the time and in this article, we will show you some ways to care for your beddings that you should know. Read on.


For bedsheets and pillowcases:

Clothes labels help but in a case where there is no label on the sheet and pillowcase, here’s what to do. Wash your bed sheets and pillowcases in warm water, not hot water and tumble dry them on medium heat. Hot water can make them shrink and they will no longer be the same size. Remove them from the dryer before they are completely dry in order to reduce wrinkles and shrinkage. Sheets and pillowcases should be cleaned at least once a week and if you will not tumble dry, hang them outside to dry but not directly under the sun.

For duvets:

Unlike sheets and pillowcases, duvets should be washed once a year. Too much washing of duvets can wear out and tear easily. It is highly recommended to let professional dry cleaners launder your duvets and we are are just what you need, however, if you must clean it at home yourself, ensure that you do so in a front loader washing machine, not a top loader. Read more here

For quilts and blankets:

You can easily wash your quilt and blanket with warm or cold water or on low heat in the washer. Also, use a mild detergent when washing and hang it out to dry or dry in the dryer on low heat. Just like the sheets and pillowcases, washing with hot water will cause the padding to go flat and shrink and it will no longer be effective. Wash them at least once a month.

For pillows:

Since the pillow is covered with a pillowcase, frequent washing is not required, rather you can wash the pillow once in a year. Machine wash your pillow with a mild detergent in warm or cold water. Wash on a gentle or slow cycle and rinse twice to completely remove the soap residue. Pillows come with lots of foam or fibre in them to make them fluffy and so you’ll need to rinse more than once to ensure all the soap is out. Spin dry it to extract as much water as possible because the fibre or foam in it has the tendency of retaining water. After spin-drying, hang it under the sun to completely dry.

For mattress:

I’m sure you know we are not saying you should wash your machine, however, we are saying that you should bring it out in the sun and dry it ever so often so that dust, insects or pests will not take their permanent abode in your mattress. 

Replacing your beddings:

Replacing your beddings from time to time is a sure way to care for your beddings, not just washing or cleaning. Sheets and pillowcases should be replaced once in six months because oil from skin and hair, makeup etc. gets to stain them easily. Duvets, pillows and quilts should be replaced as soon as they become flat and if you start waking up with waist or back pain, then it’s time to replace your mattress. 

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