Know how often and how to wash the sheets used for beds and duvets! Are you confident that? I’m sure some people check the washing label on the sheets and wash them, but surprisingly, many people do it in their way.

Compared to clothes, beds and futon sheets are often thought to be OK even if the washing method is appropriate. Still, if you do not wash them properly and frequently, you will fall asleep in an unsanitary condition. It is also a cause of lack of sleep and skin problems.

Here, we will explain how often and how to wash the sheets, so if you are worried about whether the sheets are kept clean, please refer to them.

Key Points

  • Bedlinens Manufacturing Process has multiple stages of processing. At each stage, the fabric passes through several machines and human hands.
  • This leaves behind some dirt, residual chemicals used during the processing and machine oil particles on the fabric.
  • The sheets packed with these in boxes travel a long distance in the distribution network and, over time, start developing odor.
  • When you receive the sheets newly packed, you face this unpleasant odor right out of the box.

You have a fresh set of crisp, soft, white sheets in your hands. You want to take them out of the packaging, put them on the bed, and dive into the clouds. But wait, do you smell a foul odor? if yes; read on

Your brand-new bedding is smelling right out of the box. Are you being sold a used set of sheets? No, that’s not the case. Making Cotton Bedding involves a lot of processing. Some manual and many machines. Be it weaving fabric in the looms, to dyeing and final finishing process of cutting, sewing, and packing. Multiple people in multiple locations handle the fabric. The result is residual chemicals used in the processing and finishing, oil stains from Sewing Machines to human handling, while finished products are trimmed for loose threads, checked for defects, ironed, and packed in the final packaging.

The Solution

  • Do not use the sheets on the bed right out of the box
  • Wash New Bed Linens and Air Dry them to remove all residues and odor
  • Iron the sheets if necessary to get rid of the wrinkles
  • Now your sheets are ready for use on the bed and give you the best restful sleep your body is craving for

It is this lengthy and detailed processing of making the sheets that warrants a wash before use. The sheets are new, its just the process they undergo in the manufacturing chain before landing at your doorsteps.

Wash them new, line dry in sun and iron if there are wrinkles, this is the smallest possible solution to this. There is a lot of buzz around washing the new sheets; and hope this detailed note will help you decide whether to wash your new linens out of the packaging or use them right away. Last but not the least, many manufacturers have now also started to prewash the sheets to avoid the smell, though this is not 100% fool proof, but is helpful.

My Sheets are Organic – Do I still wash them?

Buying Organic Sheets is for sure a sustainable choice and a good idea for a number of reasons. These sheets are breathable, friendly to sensitive skin and suitable for all skin types. These are made without the use of harmful pesticides used in cotton cultivation; devoid of any GMO processes. However, just because your sheets are organic doesn’t mean there are no chemical residues at all. These sheets also follow the same process above in the manufacturing chain like any other cotton sheets. We still recommend a wash before its use to eliminate any potential residues.