After a long hard day sometimes going back to bed and snuggling with your blankets can feel like the greatest feeling ever. With sleep being such a wonderful sensation it is no wonder that we spend one-third of our lives in bed. This results in our bed, bedsheets, pillows, blankets and everything else retaining all of the sweat, dirt, oil and grime that we have collected over the day. While we all remember to throw our clothes in the laundry after wearing them once, do you really know how frequently your bed sheets should be washed? If you have always wondered when you should wash your homeware items, this article has the answers for you.
To understand how often our bedroom items need to be washed we need to take inventory of everything found in a bedroom. These include:
- Bed sheets
- Quilts and Duvets
- Drapes and Curtains
The recommended wash cycle for your bed sheets, pillow cases and blankets is once every week or at least once every two weeks. These are the items that accumulate the most amount of germs as you use them every night. This applies doubly so when you have recently been ill. Other bedroom items like duvets, curtains and even your pillows themselves should be washed every 3 to 6 months. While your carpet should be washed once or twice a year.
To wash your bed sheets be sure to place only your bedsheets and pillow covers into the washing machine. Bedsheets generally take up a lot of space, washing your bedsheets and pillow covers separately allows you to keep dust mites and allergens away from your other clothes and also allows your bedsheets to be free from dust and impurities from other clothes.
Not just washing your pillows it is also important to regularly air out and fluff your pillows. Unless your pillow is marked ‘dry clean only’ it is a good idea to get your pillows cleaned in the washing machine. Once your pillows have been washed take care of airing them out properly so that they can dry and go back to their original fluffy shape. To wash your curtains and to employ carpet cleaning services you can turn to professional dry cleaners like Spin N Press. Instead of trying to understand the intricacies of carpet and sofa cleaning services yourself, you can just request a pickup from the Spin N Press laundry app for a deeper clean, a faster dry and a healthier home.
Remember that these are the recommended wash cycles that will keep your clothes crisp and clean and your clothes happy. Every family has different needs, it is best to make these decisions based on those needs. Your sheets and Spin N Press will always be there for you.