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Between the Sheets: The Lowdown on Linen

05 December, 2018

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One of life’s greatest joys is slipping into bed with freshly washed sheets in your favourite pyjamas. That fresh sheet feeling is hard to beat!

Unfortunately, sheet euphoria only comes as the result of laundry – not such an enjoyable task. We’ve all wrestled with a fitted sheet for way too long, or left the washing for an extra day or two because we just can’t be bothered.

There’s a lot of talk around the frequency that you should be rotating your bed linen. But we’re here to help you cut through the noise and give you our best tips for getting the most out of your sheets (so you can get the most time in them!)

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Why Do I Need To Wash My Sheets, Anyway?

We hope that you’re not a complete stranger to laundering your linens. As we spend on average a third of our day in our beds, they can accumulate bacteria pretty quickly! Sweat, skin cells, dirt and dustmites can all make their homes in our sheets. This in turn can lead to skin irritations and breakouts, allergy flare-ups, and even sickness if we don’t swap our sheets out regularly.

Okay, I Get It – How Often Should I Be Washing My Sheets?

You should really be aiming to rotate your bed linen every week. Maybe not high on the to-do list, but making this a weekly habit will give you that fresh sheet rush more often. It’ll minimise the nasties living in your bed, too. Sheets can last up to two years when you look after them well.

This process can also help extend the lifespan of your mattress, as these particles and bacteria have less of a chance to filter down through the sheets to the mattress underneath. A mattress protector is a great investment for this same reason.

Keeping It Clean

If you’re feeling motivated, we’ve got some extra tips up our sleeves that will take your clean sheets to the next level.

Air-drying your linens in direct sunlight can kill off micro-organisms, thanks to UV rays. And running over sheets and pillowcases with an iron (200C and up) is also effective at eradicating those nasty bacteria.

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In need of new sheets? Browse our bedding range for all your linen needs (and be sure to pick up a mattress protector to extend the lifespan of your purchase)