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Linen Care Tips

The times when discreet sets of cotton or coarse linen lay in the shops were long gone. Today, manufacturers and suppliers offer our attention a range of products of a wide range of colors with prints and patterns made of various materials. At the same time, it is difficult to choose bed linen, because a potential buyer, who came to the store, has eyes of this bright magnificence. However, it is much more difficult to maintain a presentable look of sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases in the process of their use. In order for bed linen to remain as new, you should use simple recommendations for caring for it.

How to wash clothes of any kind

Any set of clothes that you just bought or received as a gift, be sure to wash before use. This can be done both manually and with the help of a typewriter. In this case, special attention should be paid to the information contained on the package. Some products can not be washed at a temperature above thirty-forty degrees, and some are not recommended to be wrung out under the strongest mode. This measure is necessary due to the fact that the bedding could be dusty or soiled while it was still unpacked at the factory or factory.

The powder that you use to wash bed linen must be of high quality. For white and light it is better to take special tools. But to use bleach is recommended only in the most extreme cases to remove heavy dirt. After all, it contains aggressive substances can damage the fabric. Colored linen is also not recommended to expose to bleach. In extreme cases, you can purchase special tools for colored things. It is desirable to carry out the first washing in the delicate mode, having loaded only bed linen in a drum of the machine. Indeed, sometimes even expensive products can be painted due to the impact of water and powder. Thus, you can protect other things from the appearance of unpresentable stains of paint on them. In addition, to load the machine with a large number of textiles during the washing of bed linen should not be. This will help ensure that it moves freely inside the drum, which is necessary for the best interaction of the sheets, pillowcases and duvet cover with the powder.

To use the conditioner together with the powder is not only possible, but necessary, because with its help you will make the linen not only soft to the touch, but also give it a delicate and light aroma.

Drying and Ironing Tips

To dry most of the products of this type can be in a washing machine, if it, of course, has such a function. However, much better bedding carry drying in the open air. To do this, it is not necessary to hang them on the street, which may be difficult for residents of large cities. It is quite enough to place the laundry on the balcony with the windows open. Remember that during the drying of these, as well as other things, it is necessary to turn it inside out to prevent the paint from burning out in the sun.

Ironing in this matter is voluntary. After all, some housewives carefully iron out bed linen, and some lay it on the bed, only by removing it from the rope. Women in the first category should be aware that such textiles should not be overdried. It is better to iron and steam them while still slightly damp.

Specific recommendations for sets of different materials

In addition to general advice on the care of sets of linen, there are also some recommendations for certain types of them. It all depends on the material from which pillowcases, duvet covers and sheets are sewn. Using these tips, you can keep these products in their original form as long as possible. What exactly are we talking about:

  • . Silk . This noble material is used for sewing bed linen from time immemorial. Light and spectacular in appearance, it has excellent vapor permeability and makes sleep truly comfortable. But in the care of silk is one of the most fastidious and capricious materials. Wash made from his bedding can only be manually. In this case, the water temperature should be no more than thirty degrees. It should add a little powder for delicate wash. Rinse silk bedding preferably in cool water without using air conditioning. In no case should rub, squeeze and bleach this material. Therefore, when serious contaminants appear on it, you should immediately contact a dry-cleaner.
  • . Calico and cotton . Kits made from these materials are preferably hand washed for the first time in warm water using soft tissue powder. Subsequent decontamination can be carried out already in the machine at a temperature of from forty to sixty degrees. At the same time, it is possible to wash calico and cotton sets only with items from natural fabrics. Do not add synthetics to them. It is necessary to iron products from these materials slightly damp, and here it is better to dry them on air.
  • . Flax . Convenient and practical kits from this material, on which it is pleasant to sleep in the hot season, require special care. Since linen fabric is washed away is rather problematic, it is recommended to soak it for an hour before immersing it in a washing machine, before soaping it with a gentle white soap. The washing process itself should be carried out at a temperature of no more than sixty degrees. Ironing linen bed is preferably not completely dried, since this material tends to strongly crease during drying.
  • в зависимости от структуры ткани требует деликатного ухода. Any synthetic underwear , depending on the structure of the fabric, requires delicate care. Wash it better at thirty degrees, using air conditioner.

Store bedding preferably in ventilated areas, neatly folded in a pile. If it lies in a cupboard or dresser, it is recommended to open their doors when airing the room. In this case, sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers will remain fresh and not be subject to mold.


| 27 March 2015 | | 419 | Household Tips
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  • | Natalia | 5 June 2015

    And still it is necessary to ventilate the bed linen tucked. During sleep, a small amount of sweat is released, which can be overlooked in the morning because it was soaked in bed linen. If you immediately fill the bed, the moisture will not dry and will remain. Therefore, it is recommended not to make the bed immediately, but about an hour after you got up

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Debbie Perkins: I live in South Alabama, heat and humidity are an everyday occurrence. Love, Love linen. Thanks for the tips on the care. I am in the process of making baby bedding for my future granddaughter. I hate to say that it is a linen cotton blend, but it is looking fantastic. Love your videos and will never “bake “ my linen again.

Guga Gaidzak: This video is precious. I have the most beautiful belgian linen coverlet with guipure lace all around and its massive. I didnt know how to deal with it because linen is rough but the laces are so delicate. Tricia´s kindness just made my day. Thank you so much, you´re a sweetheart!! Cheers!!

karen: IF YOU USE A BAMBOO POLE THE ROUNDNESS PREVENTS CREASES. ALSO WRAPPING TABLECLOTHS ON A 4 INCH ROLL COMES OUT CLEAN AND NEAT.

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