It is widely accepted that good quality bed linen improves the quality of sleep that we get and is essential to create a soothing sleep environment. Unfortunately, we often do not know how to properly care for our luxurious linen in which we have invested. And this results in unwillingly shortening the life and quality of the linen. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when taking care for them:
Separate your whites
Never store or wash white or pale color linens with darker colors. Keep whites with whites to keep them looking their best.
Avoid bleach and bleach alternatives
Bleach is quite a harsh substance and can damage the fibers, shorten the lifespan of your bed linens and can also turn them more yellow. Avoid using bleach and instead mix ¼ cup of baking soda, ½ cup of vinegar with your liquid detergent and add to your wash cycle.
If you have a stain, pre-treat that area by hand washing or by using a bleach free stain remover before washing your sheets.
Wash in warm water
Linens should be washed every two weeks in warm or cold water. Excessively high water temperature can cause more wrinkles and shrinkage.
Air dry your linen
The best way to dry your linen is to air dry them. Smooth the hems and the edges as you hang the linens to let them air dry. This will reduce wrinkles and help it hold its shape. If some wrinkles remain after drying, a warm iron will do the trick.
Iron your linen
It is always better to iron your linen while it is slightly damp. If the fabric is completely dry, spray it with some distilled water and press with a warm iron. Allow the freshly pressed linen to dry completely before using it to prevent excessive wrinkling.
Store your linen in a cool and dry place
Linens should be completely dry before storing to help avoid mildew and mold growth. They should be stored in a temperature controlled, well ventilated environment and away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. Avoid storing your linens in plastic which can encourage dampness to accumulate.
Taking care of your linen is not a difficult job. Keep these tips in mind, use them and you will enjoy your luxurious bed linen for many years to come!
Waffle Care Guide
The Waffle is a delicate but resilient weave, we would recommend care around jewelry and sharp objects. It is 100% cotton, and while it is pre-shrunk in production, it is the nature of cotton to shrink ever so slightly in every wash after. We recommend washing your waffles separately and in cold water. Do not tumble dry. Line dry and warm iron if necessary. Do not dry clean.
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