‘Best temperature’ to wash your bed sheets ‘properly’ - and it’s not 60 or 90 degrees

1. Check the label

Households should look out for any specific care instructions, if there are any, they need to follow them. The experts said: “Generally speaking, the best temperature to wash bedding is between 30 to 40 degrees.”

2. Know your washing machine

Households need to know what the maximum load is for this appliance. The experts warned that overloading the machine “strains the motor” and “sheets only get cleaner” if they have “plenty of room to move around” in the washer.

3. Use the right setting

Some machines have a special setting for sheets, if that’s the case then that should be used. Otherwise, use a normal setting unless the care label on the sheets specifies otherwise.

4. Wash sheet separately from other laundry

Delicate linens “can be damaged” by mixing them with rougher textured laundry, such as towels. When washing sheets and towels together, it's important to remember that towels can cause damage to sheets due to their size and thickness.

5. Don’t overdo the detergent

Too much detergent can also “damage” fibres, resulting in bedding wearing out more quickly. The experts suggest saving the stain removers for occasions when they are essential and checking the machine and detergent instructions to see how much to use.

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