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7 Tips for Keeping Your Sheets Fresh Between Washes

7 Tips for Keeping Your Sheets Fresh Between Washes
February 6, 2023

Nothing quite beats the feeling of slipping into a bed with fresh, clean sheets. Yet, washing bed sheets is a task that not many people look forward to. It often takes multiple loads of laundry and having to temporarily give up your bed, making it easy to postpone washing your sheets for extended periods. Still, it’s something that should be a top priority. 

7 tips for keeping your sheets fresh between washes

Most of us spend almost a third of our lives in bed and with that comes a slew of dead skin cells, sweat, and bodily fluids. Without regular cleaning, dirty sheets can contribute to allergies, breakouts, asthma, and more. So, for your health and sleep quality’s sake, it’s important to keep things clean.

How often should you wash your sheets? Experts recommend washing your sheets once a week. However, if you are sick, sleep in the nude, go to bed without a shower at night, or share your bed with your pet or partner, then your sheets may require more frequent cleaning.

But what if you’re short on time, or don’t have easy access to laundry facilities and cannot keep a weekly washing schedule? Here are our top seven tips on keeping your bedding fresh until you can wash them again.

1. Take your sheets out of the wash ASAP

It all begins when the laundry cycle is done. Don’t dilly-dally; get those sheets out to dry right away. Musty and stale sheets are caused by bacteria growth. The longer you leave your freshly laundered sheets sitting in the washing machine, the more time bacteria has to thrive and make itself comfortable. So, get those bedsheets out to dry as soon as you hear the end-of-cycle notification.

2. Make sure they’re dry

When storing your sheets, it’s crucial to make sure they’re completely dry before putting them away. Moisture is the enemy of fresh sheets in storage, and it only takes a few days for musty smells to set in. For the best and longest-lasting freshness, air dry them slowly near a mild heat source.

3. Store them correctly

Many of us stuff our bedding into large drawers or bedding containers. However, these aren’t always the optimal places to store your bed linen. Sheets can become musty due to lack of airflow; that’s why we suggest keeping them in the closet. We open our closet every day, which allows for air circulation. The key here is to keep moisture at bay; the better you manage this, the longer your bedding will stay fresh.

4. Air them out

To keep your bedding and sheets fluffy and smelling fresh in between washes, it’s important to air everything out regularly. This helps prevent bad odours and dampness from forming in your bed.

Start by folding back the duvets and blankets; you can even hang them on a clothes horse or airer. Next, plump and knead pillows back into shape, and separate them so that they can air out.

Airing out your mattress is also a good idea, but it may not be feasible to do it daily. Instead, try to give your mattress some breathing room when changing your sheets and removing the mattress topper if you have one.

Some mattresses need to be flipped or rotated every month. Check with the manufacturer to see if this applies to your mattress.

5. Freshen them up

If you don’t use a scented detergent, try a lightly perfumed fabric softener spray to keep your sheets smelling fresh between washes. For an at-home alternative, follow this simple recipe to create your own customized spray:

  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 3 ounces of vodka or witch hazel
  • 30 drops of your essential oil of choice

Simply combine all these ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to mix.

Another easy alternative to add fragrance to your linens is by wrapping your favourite soap in your sheets before putting them away for storage. The scent will infuse the fabric while also protecting your linen from oils. 

6. Take bedtime showers

If you usually shower in the morning, you might benefit from incorporating an evening shower in your bedtime routine instead. Showering at night ensures that you are cleaner when you go to bed, thus reducing the buildup of sweat, dirt, and body oils on your bedding to keep them fresher for longer.

7.Invest in good quality sheets

To have the freshest feeling bed, choose one hundred percent cotton sheets, which are soft and luxurious. Cotton is also naturally hypoallergenic and breathable, making them stay fresh for longer.

Contact the Cleaning Professionals

If you simply don’t have the time or energy to clean your home, Maid4Condos is the cleaning service that Toronto trusts to put everything in order. For more information, give us a call at 647-822-0601 or contact us online.

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