How to wash linen sheets?
It’s a common misinterpretation that linen is difficult to care for, or that it only can be hand washed. But actually, linen is very easy to take care of and it’s machine washable. It is very important to learn how to clean linen bedding, because the lifespan of the linen can be prolonged and so we can get the best from it if you treat it with patience and care. Want to know more? Go on reading!
WASHING LINEN SHEETS
First of all, hand washing and machine washing your linen in cold or warm water on a gentle cycle are always acceptable. Hot water may make linen shrink and cannot even return to its original state. Not to dry clean, for the reason that dry-clean will damage linen fibers inevitably.
Do not wash it with dark or easily faded clothing to avoid color mixture problem. And not to use harsh detergents or bleaches as this can leave marks and the bleach residue may cause irritation and burning to your skin.
About ironing, in actual fact, one of the best things about 100% linen beddings is that you don’t need to iron it as little wrinkle and slubs in the fabric are parts of the charm of linen. If you really want to iron the linen sheets, iron them up to 110°C / 230°F【110°C】 while they are still slightly damp.
DRYING LINEN SHEETS
To dry your linen sheets, air drying is the best way to maintain the initial charm of linen. We highly recommend the clothesline drying if the space permitted, because in this way, it will greatly reduce the wrinkles on the surface of the linen sheets and avoid unnecessary creases. Well, suppose that you are tired of so much housework, the dryer is also allowed. Put them in the dryer machine for about 10 minutes on low to medium heat. It’s worth noting that when sheets are not completely dry, you can take them from the dryer for purpose of weakening the harm to linen fibers.
STORING LINEN SHEETS
Store your linen sheets in a dry, well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight. This not only prevents the growth of bacteria and mold, but also allows the linen sheets to receive the most intimate protection. Stacking them neatly in the correct place can make it more convenient for you next time.
Follow these simple but important guidelines in order to keep in perfect state your linen bedding.