Bed sheets need careful maintenance if you want them to last long. Unfortunately, this is one area that most people are totally clueless about; they make mistakes that end up destroying their sheets and costing them a lot of money in the long run. The following are mistakes you should watch out for:
Rubbing Stains Furiously
You might think that rubbing stains furiously is good for your clothes because it will remove all the stains. However, this is actually bad for your clothes especially your sheets. In fact, it will only make the stains worse and wear away the fabric. The trick is to deal with the stain as soon as possible to minimize contact with the fabric.
Using Too Much Detergent
Less is more. Always start with a small amount of detergent and increase the quantity gradually depending on how clean your clothes are coming out. However, if you are using hard water, then you need to use more detergent than what is recommended. Just remember to start with little and work your way up accordingly.
Not Zipping Up All the Way
You are probably wondering why your sheets keep getting torn. Your jeans’ zippers could be the cause. The metal teeth can tear delicate fabricate while washing. In fact, split sheet manufacturers recommend that if possible, wash your jeans separately to prevent any contact with the sheets’ delicate material.
While bleach may help you get rid of stubborn stains, you may be surprised that you don’t really need it. Common stains like sweat and blood can easily come out without bleach. Bleach is too harsh on the sheets’ fabric and will weaken them within a short time.
The above tips will go a long way in ensuring that your sheets not only last for long but also remain in excellent condition within that period. Use detergents and bleach sparingly and you will be grateful you found this article on time.