Even if you buy an expensive set of bed sheet, it is not a guarantee that you will have it for long. You can use cheap bed sheet and use it longer because the secret to the life and longevity of bed sheets is not on its price but on how you care for it. Here are some tips on how to take good care of your bed sheets.
- Change your bedsheets and your entire beddings every after a few days to a week. Your bedcover and other items used on your bed becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms due to dead skin cells, hair, moisture and sweat. With dirty beddings, you can compromise the health of your family members as they can catch flu, colds and other diseases from it.
- Follow the washing instructions suited to the type of material of your cheap bed sheet at home. There are washing instructions for cotton, flannel, bamboo, silk and other materials. Make sure to follow instructions since there are materials that should be sued with warm water when washing while there are those that requires tap water. There are also those that no longer require ironing while some requires low to medium heat.
- Avoid using harsh washing detergents to prevent discoloration and also to protect your bed sheets from getting damaged prematurely.
- Change your bed sheets once in every two years. You might consider donating the sheets to charitable institutions or reuse them for other purposes around the house.
- Do not over dry your bed sheets or leave them too long inside a working dryer. Hand-press the sheets after removing them from the dryer. You may consider ironing the top part of the sheets to give it a crisp kick.
- Use your bed sheets evenly. Ideally, every bed should have three sets of bed sheet; one in use, one in the laundry and one in the closet. Rotate the use of your cheap bed sheet for them to evenly wear.
- Consider using mattress pad or topper in between the mattress and bed cover to keep the sheet in better condition.