Bedding Care 101: How To Maintain
How To Take Care For Your Bedding Set
Statistics – that all-seeing Goddess, watching over all of us – says that ~60% of us have no idea that they should properly take care of their bedding. ~70% of those that do, on the other hand, make too many mistakes while doing so. Even more disturbing is the fact that ~13% of us wash their bedding less than once a month. As specialists and enthusiasts, here at bedding.com, this gives us the shivers. However, we’re also here to help clear things up – what exactly should we do to properly take care of our bedding? Here’s a list of the few, vital things you need to pay attention to when minding your bedding.
- Every bed in your home should have not one, not two, but at least three sets of bedding. Why, when we’re obviously not going to use them all regularly? Because often times we’ll have guests and need a spare, or we’ll forget to wash one set of bedding, or, other times, the weather will be crappy and the recently-washed bedding won’t dry up as quickly as we’ve hoped, etc., etc. The rule is simple – you should always have one clean set of bedding, recently laid down on your bed, one set that’s in the washing machine, or drying up, and one set that’s in the wardrobe, ready for any emergency.
- Still – how often should we wash our bedding? Well, there’s no universal answer to that. After all, there’s a large variety of bedding out there, plus we all sleep under different conditions and have different preferences. If you’re allergic or have a sensitive skin, it’s advisable to wash your bedding once every 4-5 days. If it’s summer – twice, or at the very least, once per week. In the winter – less often. If you’re leading an active sex life (sorry to bring this up), then… well, you know – as often as possible. If you have kids, their bedding should be washed more regularly than yours, and if you have a cat, a dog, or any other pet – pretty much as often as you can.
- Ok, but what’s the proper way to wash your bedding? Well, a professional dry-cleaning for your bedding is advisable at least twice a year, even for bedding that’s otherwise machine washable. That’s especially true for high-quality bedding that you want to preserve for as long as possible. Other than that, just follow the label’s instructions. And don’t forget to iron your bedding – whatever the quality, every type of bedding will benefit greatly from that.
And more or less, that’s it. Simply put, your bedding is what takes care of your sleep, and your sleep is what takes care of you. So when you’re neglecting your bedding, you’re neglecting your health and yourself.
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