Linen is super delicate and tough to take care of, but in reality, it’s not as complicated as it might seem on your first attempt.
Washing your linen sheets for the first time then keep in mind these simple go-to tips.
Wash only with similar materials and colours. Assure your washing machine is using cold water and on a delicate cycle mode. Use a soft detergent and avoid bleach or fabric softeners for your first wash. Always read the manufacturer's care instructions just to be sure and not spoil your new linens.
What is the finest way to wash linen?
If you are handwashing linen items, fill one full bucket of warm or cold water, and pour a full cup of baking soda in it and soak the linen sheets in this solution overnight. The basic principle is simple - the more baking soda you use, the stronger the softening effect will be keeping them soft and clean post-wash.
Is it better to dry clean or wash linen - which is a better option?
Linen is made using flax fibers, so these raw fibers are more inclined to wrinkle, which is why dry cleaning is convenient. Though washing your linens is perfectly fine, dry cleaning will save you time by pressing the linens to remove any ruffles or wrinkles.
How do you bring linen back to life?
Replace the laundry softener with your white vinegar. Leave linen items overnight in a full washing machine with one cup of white vinegar. To keep your linen crisper than the rumpled linen look, always remember it should not be dried on high heat. Air dry on a padded hanger for the same.
Always store your linen in breathable cotton bags to save your items from any bugs. Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can snare mildew-causing moisture - a prime reason for bugs or decoloration.
The fear of how to take care of linen is always in mind for all of us. But this is a natural fabric and taking care of it is not difficult if all the right methods are applied for its wash and maintenance.
Fun for thought!
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