How to Wash Bed Sheets

Your bed should be a calm and peaceful retreat. You deserve ultimate comfort in perfectly clean and nice smelling, fresh sheets.

Just follow these tips on how to wash bed linen and enjoy a brilliant night’s sleep on your freshly washed pillows. Night, night!

Fabric care label
TIP 1

Check the label

Read all labels to be sure you don't have any specific cleaning requirements to follow. Most sheets can be washed at home in your washing machine, but specialty fabrics may require careful consideration.

TIP 1

Check the label

Read all labels to be sure you don't have any specific cleaning requirements to follow. Most sheets can be washed at home in your washing machine, but specialty fabrics may require careful consideration.

Select the wash cycle and water temperature on your washing machine
TIP 2

Wash

Wash with the hottest water temperature setting listed on the care label. Polyester blends are best washed using warm water, while cotton can toleratehot water. Hotter water kills most germs and also takes care of dust mites that thrive in bedding.

TIP 2

Wash

Wash with the hottest water temperature setting listed on the care label. Polyester blends are best washed using warm water, while cotton can toleratehot water. Hotter water kills most germs and also takes care of dust mites that thrive in bedding.

Washing machine in operation
TIP 3

Wash regularly

Wash at least once every other week. Although, it is sometimes easy to forget to wash your sheets, think of it this way: Some people spend more time in bed than they do in their clothing. We wash clothes regularly, so bed sheets shouldn't be any different.

TIP 3

Wash regularly

Wash at least once every other week. Although, it is sometimes easy to forget to wash your sheets, think of it this way: Some people spend more time in bed than they do in their clothing. We wash clothes regularly, so bed sheets shouldn't be any different.

A laundry basket full of neatly folded, colored gaments
TIP 4

Sort

Separate by color. Just like clothing, dark colors or reds can dull or bleed onto lighter colors.

TIP 4

Sort

Separate by color. Just like clothing, dark colors or reds can dull or bleed onto lighter colors.

Hang drying clothes
TIP 5

Dry

Hang sheets to dry on a clothesline outside, if possible. Sunshine is a natural disinfectant and helps brighten whites. If you can, do this every couple months. If weather or time doesn't permit, tumble dry your sheets with a dryer sheet.

TIP 5

Dry

Hang sheets to dry on a clothesline outside, if possible. Sunshine is a natural disinfectant and helps brighten whites. If you can, do this every couple months. If weather or time doesn't permit, tumble dry your sheets with a dryer sheet.

Ironing board
TIP 6

Iron

Always iron bed linen, because ironing helps kill the last of the germs and dust mites thatmight remain after the wash. Ironing also helps you to easily store bed linen.

TIP 6

Iron

Always iron bed linen, because ironing helps kill the last of the germs and dust mites thatmight remain after the wash. Ironing also helps you to easily store bed linen.

A woven laundry basket full of neatly folded, white garments
TIP 7

Store

Keep freshly laundered sheets and bedding in a dry, cool place. Sunlight has its benefits when it comes to drying bedsheets outside once every couple of months. However, if you want to keep your bedsheets looking as good as new, especially if colors are involved, then store away from direct sunlight to avoid fading.

TIP 7

Store

Keep freshly laundered sheets and bedding in a dry, cool place. Sunlight has its benefits when it comes to drying bedsheets outside once every couple of months. However, if you want to keep your bedsheets looking as good as new, especially if colors are involved, then store away from direct sunlight to avoid fading.

A pile of neatly folded, clean garments
TIP 8

Match

To help keep matching sets together, store each set inside one of the pillowcases.

TIP 8

Match

To help keep matching sets together, store each set inside one of the pillowcases.

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