It's so tempting to just throw your new set of bed sheets on your bed and slip into them before washing them. They're so crisp, ready to be put on the bed without the hassle of washing them first. But there are great reasons on why you should wash your new sheets and by the time you finish reading this blog, you will be cringing over the times that you didn't.
Should You Wash Your New Sheets?
YES! Why you may ask.. Because they are made in dirty/dusty factories and have dyes and chemicals like propane in them that can irritate skin and airways. This is essential for those with sensitive skin or allergies. In addition, your sheets have gone through the hands of various people. Given the times of Covid, it's really key to wash them.
To restore as much purity to your bed sheets as possible, toss them in the washing machine with some detergent before ever putting them on your bed. Be sure to wash the pillowcases as well.
If you don’t feel like washing them yourself, consider Keys To Clean pickup and delivery service to take the hassle out of prepping your sheets for dreamland.
How to Wash New Sheets for the First Time
If you choose to wash your sheets and other new items yourself, always check the care tag for instructions on how they should be washed. Darker colored sheets should typically be washed in cold water, and 100% cotton sheets or cotton blends can often be washed in warm water with similar colors. Follow the instructions on the tag carefully to avoid ruining your new sheets.
Here are a few other tips:
Add a cup of baking soda and a half cup of vinegar to the wash to get an even better clean
Use fabric softener to soften the sheets before use
Wash with a mild detergent if you’re prone to skin irritation
Tumble dry on low heat to avoid shrinking
Toss in a dryer sheet to reduce static
We hope our tips on how to wash new sheets proved helpful! If you need help cleaning your linens and bedding or your other laundry, Keys To Clean is more than happy to help.