bedding

It’s easy to know when to clean some things. Things like clothing or dishes. But what about bedding? Or carpet? So, how often should you wash your bedding? Our blog has the answer:  

We all know we should clean more frequently than we do, but how often is it really necessary to wash your sheets, comforters and pillows.

Considering your bedding harbors bacteria, sweat, dead skin cells, dust mites, allergens, drool, body oil to name a few things, they need to be washed more often than you might think.

We spend a great deal of time in our beds and they should be clean and fresh.

Who doesn’t love hopping into your own bed with fresh smelling sheets and pillows?

How Often Should You Wash Your Bedding?

Sheets

Sheets and pillowcases should be washed every week. It is a good idea to have a few sets of sheets so that you can put a fresh set on even if you don’t have time to wash the dirty ones.

If it’s a really tough week and you just don’t have the energy, be sure to at least change your pillowcases, and don’t let those sheets go longer than 2 weeks.

Pillows

Wash pillows every 3-6 months. And if you’ve been sick, wash them once you feel better. Pillows can harbor bacteria, dust, odors, and even mold.

These are not things you want to be rubbing your face in every night. Wash on the gentlest cycle possible with a small amount of mild detergent and warm water.

An extra rinse cycle is a good idea to be sure detergent is completely rinsed away. Most pillows, other than memory foam, can be dried in a dryer on cool-medium heat.

If not, dry on a rack or clothesline. Be sure that pillows are thoroughly dry to avoid mold and mildew growth.

Blankets

Blankets and comforters should be washed every 3-6 months. They get dusty and smelly just like your pillows. Launder and dry according to the label’s instructions. If it’s a nice day out, it’s great to dry bedding on a line outside.

This adds a fresh, clean outdoor scent to bedding. Blankets and comforters can also be aired out on an outside line weekly or monthly even if you don’t wash them. This helps to keep them smelling fresh and reduce dust.

While it may seem like a lot of work, the benefits of keeping your bedding clean outweigh the hassle. I know I sleep better when I can crawl into a made bed that feels, smells, and is, fresh and clean.

Hopefully we helped answer how often should you wash your bedding.

How Often Should You Clean Your Carpet?

Vacuuming your carpet regularly is imperative to a having a clean home.

This should be done at least once a week, more often if you have pets that shed, or suffer from allergies. But vacuuming does not really count as cleaning your carpet.

Deep carpet cleaning should also be done at regular intervals. Vacuuming only removes surface dirt and dust.

To remove the deep down, dust, dirt, and stains its best to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year.