3 Simple Ways To Keep Sheets Clean

3 Simple Ways To Keep Sheets Clean

Do you want to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day? Then it's time to start taking better care of your bed sheets! Dirty sheets can harbor all sorts of nasty things, like bacteria, dust mites, and even dead skin cells. That's not exactly the recipe for a good night's sleep.

No need to get grossed out—we’ve compiled our favorite top 3 tips for keeping your bed sheets clean (plus a few extra goodies just for you). 

What You Need to Know First

Before we dive into our top 3 cleaning tips, there are a few things you should know first (especially if you’re not a fan of weekly trips to the washing machine or just cleaning in general—don’t worry, we get it):

How to Freshen Your Sheets Without Washing Them

If your sheets aren't quite dirty enough to warrant a wash, but they could use a little freshening up, there are a few things you can do.

  • Shake ‘em out. This is a super simple way to quickly get rid of those extra ickies that might be lingering on the top of your bedding, like dead skin cells and other debris.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on them. Baking soda is a natural deodorizer, so sprinkling it on your sheets will help to freshen them up. Let the baking soda sit on your sheets for 30 minutes to an hour, then vacuum it up.
  • Use a linen spray. To quickly refresh stinky sheets (looking at you, pawrents who love cuddling their pups in bed), grab some Lavender Linen Spray. It’s inspired by aromatherapy and formulated with gentle, soothing essential oils to freshen up linens between washes.

    Exceptions: The Once-a-Week Rule

    As a rule of thumb, you should be washing your bedding at least every week. Why? Because when you don’t wash your bedding, you’re exposing yourself to a buildup of dirt and grime that has the potential to be hazardous to your health over time. 

    That’s why we compiled some of the exceptions to this rule (and we don’t mean you won’t need to clean your sheets at all). If you experience any of the things listed below, we highly recommend washing your sheets MORE than once a week: 

    • You’re sick.
    • You suffer from night sweats.
    • You sleep in the nude. 
    • You don’t shower before bed. 
    • You sleep with your pet(s).
    • You sleep with a partner. 

    Pressed for time? We understand. If you can’t wash your sheets more than once a week or even just every week, try these suggestions in the meantime:

    • Shower before bed and wash your face.
    • Always wear pajamas or loungewear.
    • Make your bed every morning and shake out your sheets.
    • Change your pillowcases.
    • Keep an extra sheet on hand to replace the dirty one for the time being.

    How to Take Fewer Trips to the Washing Machine

    If you're looking for a way to reduce the number of trips you make to the washing machine, consider investing in 100% Bamboo Bed Sheets. Bamboo viscose is a naturally hypoallergenic material, which means it can repel common household non-living allergens. Why is that good for you? These sheets stay clean and fresh for longer than your traditional bedding, so you can still wake up feeling refreshed every morning (even if you missed laundry day).

    Did we mention our 100% Bamboo Bed Sheets are also incredibly easy to maintain? Our unique blended fabric is machine washable and dryer-friendly for when the time comes to get to washing. Plus, they retain their softness and durability after each and every wash, so you can rest easy knowing your sheets will look and feel great for years to come, no matter how much you wash them.

    3 Simple Tips to Keep Your Bed Sheets Clean

    Ready to sleep soundly and wake up feeling refreshed by keeping your bed sheets spick and span? Here are our top 3 tips to help you do just that:

    Wash your sheets regularly

    As we said before, the general rule of thumb is to wash your sheets once a week. If you sweat a lot, have sensitive skin, or suffer from allergies, you may need to wash them more often. When washing your sheets, use mild detergent and cold water. Avoid using fabric softener, as it can actually make your sheets less absorbent. 

    Refrain from overstuffing your washer, which can prevent your sheets from getting clean, and be sure to wash your sheets separately from other clothes. This will help to prevent the spread of dirt and germs!

    Don’t forget to check the care label of your sheets as well before washing them. Not all sheets are created equal! Some sheets can only be hand-washed, while others can be machine-washed on a delicate cycle. 

    Spot-clean stains immediately

    If you get a stain on your sheets, don't wait to clean them. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove. To spot-clean a stain, blot it with a damp cloth and apply a small amount of detergent. Then, wash the sheets as usual.

    Be sure to also pre-treat any stains. If you know you have a stain that might be difficult to remove, pre-treat it with a stain remover before washing your sheets.

    Air-dry your sheets

    If you can, air-dry your sheets instead of using the dryer. This will help to prevent them from shrinking and fading. 

    If you choose to or need to use the dryer, set it on a low heat setting. Make sure to use All Natural Wool Dryer Balls instead of dryer sheets, too. These help dry and keep the quality of your sheets. Dryer sheets can leave a film that can decrease the quality of your sheets and irritate the skin.

    Want to learn more about how to keep your bed sheets clean? Or learn more about all things bedding? Check out our Cosy Living Blog for more tips and tricks for your everyday! 

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    What cleaning tips do you swear by? What are some of your favorite Cosy House products that you love to have in your bedroom? Let us know in the comments! We love hearing from our Cosy Community!

    Marge Hynes

    Written by Marge Hynes