• Always pay attention to the washing instructions and try to use the most gentle liquid detergent possible. For the cleanest results, don’t overload your machine (keep it two-thirds full)
  • Turn items inside out before washing to help protect the fabric’s colour and to prevent any embroidery or detailing catching on other items in the wash.
  • Avoid washing cotton bed linens with other fabrics like polyester, to prevent pilling (formation of tiny balls of matter particles of fibre on the surface).
  • Where possible, either line dry or tumble dry on low heat until slightly damp (over-drying is the biggest way to shorten the life of your linen).
  • Try rotating your sheets with a set in the cupboard, a set on the bed and a set in the wash so that no one set receives more wear than another.
  • Ironing bed linen is always simpler and faster when it is still slightly damp.

June 4th, 2009

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