Tips to Make Bed Linen Last Longer

Extend the life of your bed linen for lasting comfort and freshness.

Tips to Make Bed Linen Last Longer

Catching a whiff of fresh linen as you crawl into bed is one of the simplest pleasures of life. We, humans, crave little comforts. Comforts like freshly brewed coffee, bubble baths, reading a good book or simply nestling up in bed after a long day. While all of these little luxuries have their own charm, getting cosy into fluffy pillows and silky soft linen triumphs others (all the more so during these coronavirus times). A key factor in doubling that comfort is to ensure that your bed linen stays clean and crisp while lasting longer. So, you don’t have to spend money on it every other year.

The following are a few helpful ways you can get your bed linen to last longer (5-8 years).

Invest in quality sheets

Cheap material is unlikely to last longer than a year. Investing in quality bed sheets is the first step towards making your linen last longer. While you’re perusing the shelves for the bed linen that fancies you the most, be mindful of two things – fabric and thread count. Our bed linens are made from 100% premium cotton, which is universally considered the best material for bedding.

As much as you might be tempted towards cotton blends, which are usually cheaper, the fabric is not breathable. It makes you sweat and the bed sheets end up in the washing machine more often, eventually getting their durability damaged.
Similarly, sheets with higher thread count are not only smoother to touch but they also last longer as compared to those with lower thread count.

Wash them with care


Even if you have the most premium bed sheets, the secret to making them last longer lies in how you treat and wash them. Before washing them, don’t forget to read and follow the manufacturer’s care instructions on the label. If a machine wash is recommended, wash them on a gentle cycle. However, if the label recommends it to be hand washed, soak them in warm or cool water and use half the amount of detergent that you normally use.

We recommend not to use bleach at all since it wears down the fabric.

Wash regularly but not too often

Regular washing is essential to keep your bed linen clean and free from dust mites, sweat, and skin cells. However, over-washing can be detrimental, as it can wear out the fibres more quickly and reduce the longevity of your linens. Aim to strike a balance by washing your sheets and pillowcases every one to two weeks.

This frequency is sufficient to maintain cleanliness without subjecting the fabric to unnecessary stress.

Don't overload the washing machine

Overloading your washing machine can cause bed linen to tangle, stretch, and wear out more quickly. When items are packed too tightly, they can’t move freely, leading to inadequate cleaning and increased friction that weakens fibres.

To maintain your linen’s quality, avoid stuffing the machine to capacity. Allow enough space for your sheets and pillowcases to circulate, ensuring they’re thoroughly cleaned and rinsed. Consider washing linens separately from heavier items to minimize wear and tear. These precautions can significantly extend the lifespan of your bed linen, keeping it fresh and in excellent condition.

Avoid eating in bed

While it can be tempting to enjoy a snack in bed, avoiding food in your sleep space can help prevent spills and stains that can be difficult to remove. Crumbs and food particles can also attract pests and create an unhygienic sleeping environment. By keeping food out of the bedroom, you can maintain a cleaner and more sanitary sleep space.

This simple habit can go a long way in preserving the freshness and appearance of your bed linen, ensuring it stays clean and looking new for a longer period. 

Buy well-fitted sheets

While buying the bed linen, be careful about the size and make sure the sheets are deep fitted to wear well on modern deep mattresses. Deep fitted sheets are of the same length and width as regular fitted sheets of any particular size but have a deeper drop to drape the mattress perfectly. Our bed linens are deep-fitted and a detailed size guide is provided with every product.

Buying the right size will save you from the extra work you put in trying to perfect corners. It will also protect your sheets from overstretching or damaged seams.

In conclusion

These few tips can make your bed linen last longer as you lounge in peace. Your sleep sanctuary deserves absolutely the best bedding accessories and favourable ways to treat them right. Stay tuned as we provide you with both.