How To Care for Your Bedding
Well kept beddings are the secret to enjoying a sublime night and making a beautiful bed display. Like any other investment, bed-linen deserves the finest maintenance, care, and love. Understanding the best ways to wash, store, and dry high-quality floral bedding is invaluable to its durability and appearance. Discover the best ways to care for your high-quality bed linen with these simple tips.
The pillar of bed-linen care is proper washing. Experts recommend washing an individual duvet or bedding set one at a time. This will allow the duvet or bedding to clean evenly and thoroughly. Experts recommend washing both linen and cotton bedding in cold water with a mild detergent on the gentle cycle. However, you can use stronger soap and warm water if you feel your duvet is extremely soiled.
Close zippers gently before washing or drying a duvet to ensure longevity. Avoid washing your linen with any product containing alpha hydroxyl acid and benzoyl peroxide. Residual bleach or chlorine bleach from a previous laundry load can weaken and discolor thinner fibers on a duvet. Use color-safe bleach to help keep your bedding white and bright. To avoid major stains that could permanently mark your bedding, try a mattress cover. Covering your bedding with a waterproof mattress cover can protect it from spills, stains, and general wear and tear.
Pop a lavender (or another fresh scent) laundry sachet into the machine when you dry your bedding. However, the bedding should be removed from the dryer immediately after it has finished to avoid set-in wrinkles. Paul’s Home Fashions recommends ironing your bedding at the appropriate heat setting for truly wrinkle-free bedding. Linen bedding corresponds well to high heat, while cotton bedding is best suited for medium to high heat. The top of the zippers should not be ironed. Fasten the zipper gently after drying the duvet cover to avoid breakage.
Folding and Storage
You need a couple of bedding sets for convenience. The best place to store your extra linens is in a dry and cool trunk, armoire, or closet. Make sure that the storage is well-ventilated and not exposed to sunlight. Bedding should never be stored in plastic containers, as they tend to attract moisture, which can result in mildew. Avoid storing your bedding in cardboard as well because it can transfer acid to the fabric.
Beyond the use of care labels, bedding maintenance requires additional measures to help increase its longevity. Caring for bedding may seem tedious and time-consuming, but its results are worthwhile.