Posted by Edward
on Oct 28, 2016 in Housekeeping
| Comments Off on Caring For Your Egyptian Cotton Sheets
Sometimes it does you no good at all to invest in more expensive things if you don’t know how to care for them properly. With expensive clothes, you must know whether to hand wash, gentle wash, dry clean, dry on high heat or not to dry in the dryer at all. With improper care a $200 dollar sweater can end up in your rag bag if you clean it the wrong way.
The wonderful thing about investing in Egyptian cotton sheets is that they really don’t require a lot of special care. They are an excellent investment to start with because they will last for years and years in most cases. Authentic Egyptian cotton makes the most supple and soft, yet durable sheet sets you can buy. To learn more of the specifics as to why Egyptian cotton is superior, you can visit the website LuxuryofthePharaohs.com.
First of all, how often should you change out your sheets and wash them? That’s a great question and the answer to that is a rather personal thing. There is no specific rule to go by other than your preferences. For example: If a person sleeps in the nude, then it might be a good idea to change your sheets weekly. If the clean smell of freshly washed linens is something you love, then weekly changing might be the ideal time period. For many people it is about once every two weeks. Let’s face it, with all those dead skin cells and sweat coming off our bodies every night, two weeks is probably plenty long enough to sleep on the same sheets!
Tips For Cleaning Egyptian Cotton Sheets
- Wash your sheets separately from other clothing items.
- Wash the sheets in cool water.. If they are especially dirty, use warm water.
- Wash using the gentle cycle.
- Use a detergent that is designed for delicate washables.
- If needed for white sheets, use a non chlorine whitener to avoid breaking down the fibers needlessly.
- Do not use fabric softener.
- Placing a tennis ball or two in the dryer with your sheets can provide extra softness.
- Line dry your sheets outside if you can.
If your Egyptian cotton sheets are Percale, then they have a simpler over/under weave that is less likely to snag. If the sheets are Sateen, this means they have a more complex fabric weave and can snag a little more easily. Washing your sheets in with clothes with zippers or rough buttons may cause snagging. That’s why you want to wash them separate.
If you have 100% Egyptian cotton comforters or bed spreads, these items can be laundered less often unless of course you have pets that get on your bed. If you keep your animals very clean, but still have a pet hair issue, instead of laundering these heavier items too frequently, try taking them outside and giving them a good shake or hang them on a line and brush them off lightly. You can spritz them with a little fabric freshener too, but go easy with it! Caring for Egyptian cotton items is not that difficult and sheets will last you a very long time if you care for them well.