Clean sheets are one of life’s greatest pleasures. Because of this, it’s imperative to care for your sheets and linens while they’re in storage. The last thing you want is to be sleeping in bedding that’s dusty, dirty, or in poor condition. Below is a quick guide that will provide some useful tips and tricks to help you keep your bedding in tip top shape.
1. Wash before storage.
Bedding should be washed thoroughly before being placed in storage. If you don’t wash your sheets, they can attract bugs and bacteria, and they can also become discolored over time. Read the instructions carefully when laundering different materials. It’s generally a good rule of thumb to wash your bedding on “delicate”, in cold water.
2. Allow fabrics to breathe.
Fabrics should be given time and space to air out after washing and drying. For wool and silk, this is even more important. Make sure your storage space has adequate airflow and ventilation, too. Trapped moisture and heat can breed mold and bacteria.
3. Fold your sheets properly.
Down comforters or duvets should never be compressed, since doing so will damage feathers inside. Place them on top of heavier blankets instead of underneath them. Another great tip is to fold sheet sets into their matching pillowcases so they stay together and you don’t have to dig through a ton of bedding to find matching pairs.