The bed is where you begin and end each day, and where you spend nearly a third of your life. So why not make it the cleanest, loveliest, and most comfortable spot in your home? Knowing the right way to wash, dry, and store your bedding is essential to creating a soothing sleep environment. And if you're in the market for new bedding, we've got you covered there, too.
Super soft bamboo sheets, duvet covers and all the other options in natural fibre bedding have grown significantly in recent years. Today you can find them in amazing colours, subtle textures, and countless designs.
Here at Loom Living I have found a Bamboo Cotton blend that is not only super soft and comfortable, but also has a unique subtle texture giving it a beautiful natural “linen” look. The bamboo cotton blend makes your bedlinen so versatile; you can decorate your bed in so many different styles and your bedlinen will fit in. From the Scandi to Coastal Cool and even the rich Glamorous looks or Tribal trends, our bedding will be well suited to all these looks.
Bamboo duvets covers and pillowslips can be used, washed and dried like all natural fibers, and here are some tips and tricks to make your laundry days stress free.
Washing your BAMBOO bedlinen:
How often you wash your Bamboo sheets and quilt cover is a personal preference. In general, it's a good idea to launder them weekly to remove dirt and dust. However most of us would only get time to wash our bedding monthly!
A good idea is to wash the pillowcases weekly because this is where most of the oils and dirt may come from; your face. I tend to have a whole load of lotions and serums on my face at bedtime and hence need to wash my pillowslips more often.
Use warm or cold water rather than hot. Hot water can shrink fibers and fade colours. Washing coloured quilt covers and pillowcases inside out can also protect the colour from fading too quickly.
I tend to use cold water on coloured bedlinen and warm or hot water for my white bedding.
Spots & Stains:
When dealing with tough stains and discolouring there are a lot of tips and tricks to get rid of those perpetual marks you tend to get on bedlinen. Cosmetics and face lotions are a common cause of discoloration. We spend 8 hours or more in our beds and as a result spots and stains are inevitable.
Blood stains: Pour hydrogen peroxide directly onto the blood stain. Wait 20 to 25 minutes, then lightly pat the residue with a paper towel. If you don't have any hydrogen peroxide at home, you can use white vinegar instead. (https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Blood-out-of-Sheets)
Other stains: Make and use a baking soda paste. Mix one part baking soda with two parts water to form a paste. Dampen the stain with water, then rub the paste onto the stain. Let the fabric dry and brush off any residue, and then wash in cold water.
Another top tip is dish washing detergent; yes, the kind you use in the kitchen sink! This will help to break down the oils and stains in the sheets and pillowslips.
Drying your BAMBOO bedlinen:
Bamboo Cotton bedlinen can be tumble dried or line tried. Tumble dry the sheets and pillowcases on low and then remove them before they're fully dry to help minimize creases. Line drying your bamboo bedding is a more environmentally friendly way of drying your sheets and duvet covers and helps with your energy bills.
To avoid mildew spots, make sure your bedding is completely dry before storing them. If you have the time, ironing your sheets is a sure fire way to make sure they are properly dry and make them feel new again.
Storing your BAMBOO bedlinen:
Keep your spare sheets, pillowslips and duvet covers neatly folded in a cool, dry closet or drawer. The surfaces should be lined with acid-free tissue paper, which helps to keep fabric from yellowing. Avoid storing sheets in plastic containers which can trap moisture and foster the growth of mildew; and that dreadful musty smell bedlinen can get when its stored in a damp cupboard!
Replacing your BAMBOO bedlinen:
We spend more hours in bed than anywhere else at one time, and it’s therefore inevitable that your bedlinen will eventually perish. Your bamboo bedlinen will age and the natural fibers will break down; even with the best possible laundering and care.
Frequent washing and drying will break down even high quality bamboo sheets and pillowslips. Replace them when you see obvious signs of aging; such as stains, fraying hems, or faded colours.
The flat sheets tend to wear out the quickest because we lay on top of them and are inclined to roll around! These will need replacing more often even with the best care.
I love buying new sheets and pillowslips and enjoy the feeling of getting into fresh bedding. I usually buy new bedlinen when I want to freshen up my bedroom when there is a change of season, or change my bedroom décor, and freshen up the look.
Whatever the reason is to replace your bedding have fun and ensure the bedding you buy is soft and gentle on your skin.
Most importantly it is easy to care for!