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It’s been a long night and you are exhausted, waiting to dive on your bed and get that well-deserved sleep you need. A complete turn off in this scenario would be when you haven’t washed those bedsheets in a while. They might smell of sweat and dust. What do you do? You follow these 6 easy ways to wash your bedsheets and sleep like a bear.

Long Story Short: Studies prove that having a dirty bedsheet is bound to offer you an uncomfortable sleep compared to sleeping on clean sheets.
Long Story: The bed is a place where a person comes to escape reality and enter the new dimensions of imagination (basically, sleep). After a long and tiring day, you deserve perfectly clean and nice smelling, fresh sheets.

1. The Label Mystery

That label mystery is now solved. All you have to do is follow the care instructions for the most optimum wash as some specialty fabrics need special care.

care label 6 easy ways to wash your bedsheets.

2.  The Hotter The Better

Polyester blends are usually washed best under warm water while cotton, on the other hand, can tolerate hot water. Remember, hot water is used for to get rid of the germs and dust mites that live in the bedding.

3. Make it a Habit

Clean your sheets once a week and use that as a rule of thumb. We spend more time in bed than in our clothes, then why do we wash our clothes after every wear but not our sheets?

4. Color Bleed

Just like your clothes, bed sheets of different colors need to be separated so they don’t bleed their color onto the lighter colors while being washed.

5. Sunshine = Natural Disinfectant

Sunshine is known to be a natural disinfectant which also helps you brighten the whites. Expose your sheets to sunlight once a month. If you live in a place where sunshine is a rare occasion, then tumble dry your sheets with a dryer to get the same benefits.

shirts hanging sun dry 6 easy ways to wash bedsheets


6. Iron & Store

Iron your bed linen because ironing helps kill the last of the germs and dust mites that remain after a wash. Though sunlight has its own benefits in killing germs, prolonged exposure to sunlight can also fade away the colors.

Want to become a folding ninja?

So there you have it. By following these 6 easy ways to wash your bedsheets you can enjoy a brilliant nights sleep. But if you are being lazy or worried you might mess it up, download the app and schedule a pickup and let the pros handle it.

6. Bonus Tip

Since we spend one-third of our life sleeping, it isn’t just the bed sheets that we should be mindful of washing regularly, our mattresses harbor dust, allergens and microbes and need to be frequently cleaned as well. Hire a professional mattress cleaning company bi-annually through ServiceMarket to disinfect your mattress and improve your sleep.


Author: Rami Shaar

Rami is the CEO and Co-Founder of Washmen. He started off his career in investment banking and private equity. To satisfy his entrepreneurial craving, he joined UBER in Dubai as one of the early employees that help build UBER in the region. Throughout his life and career, he always felt the pain of laundry days and has decided to do something about it!