The average person spends around a third of their lives in bed. Over time, your bed sheets will accumulate a great deal of dust mites, dead skin cells, and body oils depending on how much time you spend in bed. So it makes sense that leaving your sheets unwashed isn't the most hygienic way to live; not to mention, it just plain doesn't feel good to leave your sheets unwashed. It is generally recommended that sheets should be washed once a week, which may seem like a lot of work and effort to do, but washing sheets is actually a very simple and simple process that can be completed in a short period of time. Let me show you exactly how you can do it in the following steps.
How to Wash Bed Sheets the Right Way
1. Check the labels. Ensure that the sheets and washer are labeled properly. I would recommend that you start by checking the sheets; different materials will require different types of care. In addition, you should check the instructions for your washer (usually found under the lid) for any specific instructions regarding the amount of sheets that can be washed. If there is a limit, you should wash separate sets of sheets at the same time.
2. Add stain remover if needed. Pretreat your sheets with laundry stain remover before washing them in the washer if they are heavily soiled and need a little extra cleaning power to remove the stains.
3. Load the washer. Despite the fact that it might seem as if you can't go wrong when it comes to washing sheets, it's actually possible. Too many sheets or sheets mixed with different types of garments can cause the load to tangle when being washed - and as a result the load might not get thoroughly cleaned because it is tangled up. There is one important thing to remember here: if you are washing sheets and towels, save the clothes and towels for another wash cycle. You should also pay attention to your temperature settings: hot will kill bacteria, but depending on the material you are using you may want to go a little cooler. There are only a few kinds of bedsheets that can withstand a temperature of the hottest setting, and they are generally cotton sheets.
4. Measure the detergent. It is possible to measure out the amount of laundry detergent that is required per load by using the cap on most laundry detergents. For bed sheets, however, it may be wise to go a little lower than the "recommended amount" (oftentimes, the recommended amount is more than enough, so it may take some trial and error for the perfect amount to be found for bed sheets). If you use too much detergent, then the sheets will wrinkle, stiffen and wear out more quickly as a result. Pour the detergent into the designated container once you have measured it out.
5. Repeat once every two weeks, at least. A cleaner, more comfortable, and fresher-smelling night’s sleep will be experienced by you as a result!