How often do you wash, how to iron and store bedding?
I guess everyone likes to go to freshly washed, fragrant bedding ... after all, if you make your bed, you will get enough sleep. But do you know how to care for bedding so that it serves a long time? How to store Is it worth ironing? Let's check it!
What material is the bedding best from?
Of course, the most popular bedding material is Cotton, and we have several types, and the most popular:
- satin - it is such a weave, thanks to which the fabric on one side is smoother and more shiny; satin is usually "cooler" to the touch
- flannel - thicker and warmer cotton, "warmer" to the touch, especially recommended in winter
- cross-weave - that is, popularly called bark.
Although flannel and bark have the advantage of being not a crease, I personally love plain cotton.
Bedding from more exclusive ones is also gaining popularity natural fabrics such as:
- silk - perfect for hot summer nights, cool and velvety to the touch, but so luxurious that cotton is at least 10 times more expensive
The biggest surprise for me was the appearance of bedding polyester. Despite the fact that it wrinkles little and is easy to wash off stains and is cheap - it is an artificial material that does not "breathe", does not drain moisture, sticks to the skin, electrifies ... I would not need to add that it does not decompose naturally, so it is harmful to the environment, not to recommend it to you, now I just advise against it, although I warn against it more.
Let's choose only bedding in 100% natural. These will provide us with adequate ventilation, we will not sweat, so we will be more rested. Personally I can't imagine sleeping under polyester sheets - I am shocked that well-known chain stores still offer one at a cotton price - I almost would not have brought one home by mistake, because it was not obvious for me at first to check the composition of the bedding.
How to fold bedding? My mega trick
When it comes to storing spare bed linen changes - I have my way.
I take a large pillow, fold it into cubes, and put inside pillow cases, so-called "Pillows". Thanks to this, I never look for anything, I just pull it out with whole sets.
Where and how to keep spare bedding?
Any duvet covers, pillowcases, sheets, blankets are best kept in one place - for example in the closet - below you can see my bedding closet.
I keep folded in the basket sheets with an elastic band, higher - towels - I take out fresh ones much more often than the sheets, so they are at a more ergonomic height for me.
I put the bedding on the shelves sets and sizes - one shelf is the one with 220 x 200 cm bedding, and the other - and at the top - is a shelf with guest bedding, that is in the size of 160 x 200. I keep children's bedding in the wardrobes of boys in their rooms.
How many bedding sets should we have?
It would be perfect to have two sets for each bedding - to have one bedclothes on and the other for a change.
This is still my ideal, which, on the one hand, I would like to strive for, but sometimes I just can't resist a new bedding change - I think that on average I pamper myself with a new set, and that the previous ones were also bought of high quality - I had so many 6. I put them in order from the most favorite to the least so that I can use the bedding that I enjoy the most. When I look at this picture I know that I should give those two at the very bottom to the needy.
How often do you change bedding?
When asked how often to change bedding, I usually hear the recommendation to change bedding every week, and with practice ... every two weeks. Dust mites, which feed on our epidermis, like to prowl in bedding, so it is worth keeping the bedding clean, especially in the case of allergy sufferers. Between one wash and the other, we can also remove mites from bedding, using an iron with a steam generator, which will not destroy the bedding insert, but will kill the mites.
At what temperature wash bedding?
Used bedding should be washed in 30-60 degrees, depending on the material and the labeling.
Most often, however, the following washing temperatures are used:
- cotton - up to 60 degrees
- flannel - up to 60 degrees - wash the first 3-5 washes separately, because more often it lint or slightly dyes than other sheets
- cotton satin - up to 60 degrees
- silk - 30 degrees.
Making the bed - hide or cover the sheets or not?
Of course, it is worth covering the bedclothes with a bedspread on a daily basis or hide in the bed's chest - why? So that no dust settles on them. While However, we should ventilate duvets and pillows - even every day, if not outside, even if the window is wide open, after 20 minutes on each side. It is also a good opportunity to ventilate the bedroom before bed, which will increase the comfort and quality of our sleep.
I will tell you that the drip on the bed looks the most beautiful when it reaches the ground - I wish I knew how I bought mine - it is definitely too small.
In practice, I like to open the balcony windows in the bedroom before going to bed - then I go to the bath, and the bedding and the room are aired. In the winter season, however, I make sure that the airing is intense, but not longer than 5-10 minutes - so as not to cool the walls, and the air will change anyway during this time,
How to iron and fold bedding?
Do you iron bedding? Many of us don't, and it's worth it. It's not just that it will look beautiful on the bed - or at least at first - I think it is then too much nicer to the touch. Additionally the iron's temperature removes the mitesthat may have remained on the sheets after washing.
That's right - it's hard to iron such a large material, so it's worth using a solution that allows us iron the folded cubes. This makes it possible steam generator iron - bed sheets are refreshed, smooth, disinfected, and the entire ironing process takes much less time.
It will also be very helpful special cover for ironing board - one that has a metallized layer that keeps heat and reflects steamthanks to which ironing is even faster and more efficient. They are universal products - they fit most popular ironing boards.
When I start ironing the large 200 x 220 bed linen, I fold it several times along the short side and slowly iron it with the steam generator iron - and it's ready!
I always associated the iron with the steam generator with a large machine, and secondly with even greater expenditure. The Braun CareStyle IS 2055GR iron with steam generator surprised me twice.
First of all, it occupies such a small area that fits easily on probably every ironing board - it will take up no more space in our wardrobe. What's more is so light and handythat since I have them, I have been taking them with me to wedding projects - at the last one Course at Wedding Planner everyone was impressed with its small size, and we ironed hundreds of square meters of tablecloths and discovered a new quality of ironing.
Sensational that he also has vertical ironing function - the burst of steam is so powerful that it easily deals with creases and that way. And I have a good comparison here, because I have often run around the wedding hall with a professional vertical iron - which, although it was perfect for dresses and blouses taken out of suitcases or shopping cartons, did not pass the exam with clothes.
A nice thing is a possibility connection of the iron to the generator with a special lock slider, so that both elements constitute the "whole" and we can transfer the entire set like an ordinary iron, i.e. with one hand. This function will be useful not only for putting the iron back in place, but also for filling the water tank. Yes Yes, you can confidently pour tap water without fear of damage due to the large amount of minerals in ordinary, non-demineralized water.
And what I like them the most in the world is that I don't have to worry anymore that I took biting labels from my clothes and I don't know what temperature to set on the iron. This iron is steamed and is safe for all types of fabrics!
For those extremely sensitive, such as wool or silk, you can switch them to Eco mode - with less steam output - and also if you iron less important things and you care about saving 60% of electricity.
See for yourself - only 1 button and 2 functions - how easy it is! And my husband's excuses for not ironing because he would burn ended
How to iron different fabrics?
pościel dark cotton we should iron on the left, and light and patterned - on the right. Thanks to this, the colors and patterns on our bedding will not fade. Bedding woolen we iron on the right side, through a linen cloth and locally - we do not iron the fabric on the material, because we can easily destroy the fibers. It's best to use the steam option in the iron and move the steam over the surface of the material. bed sheets silk we should iron on the left side, not spraying the material with water - it will leave unsightly stains on the material. bed sheets polyester they have it that they like to burn, so we iron them on the left side, through a cotton cloth. Bedding with bark, flannel or jersey we don't iron - just shake them well and hang them.
How to dry a sheet with an elastic band?
I dry them by hanging them on the door, stretching them on the couch. However, I do not dry it on the wooden railings of the stairs - delicately oiled wood could get wet and discolor, so before you make a drying room for your stairs, make sure you do not damage them.
How to iron a sheet with an elastic band?
I put the sheet with the elastic on the ironing board and iron from the inside to the sides with the elastic.
How to fold a sheet with an elastic band?
And here I have prepared for you a small video with step by step instructions:
More useful information on bedding care can be found here.
How to store spare pillows and quilts?
Spare pillows and quilts, e.g. for guests, are most convenient to store in a vacuum bag - thanks to this we will save a lot of space. We can keep quilts and pillows packed in such a way, for example, in a crate of a bed or other dry place, and ventilate from time to time to get rid of mites or bacteria.
Quilts and pillows can and we should even wash - the way and temperature of washing depends, however, on what the bedding is made of. However, you cannot do it too often so as not to destroy the filling. However, there is another option to refresh the bedding filling with a steam generator iron. The filling will not get damaged or clumped, thanks to the powerful steam. This method is suitable for all types of bedding fillings.
Hope you liked this tutorial. Let me know in the comment if you want to know more about my home hacks - I have a lot of them 🙂