Posted on June 13, 2019 Topic(s): Laundry
Did you know that the average person spends around 3,000 hours in their bed each year? That’s a lot of time for sheets to collect dust mites, sweat, cookie crumbs and more. Washers and dryers are one of the best ways to clean them up and make them last.
Let’s take a look at what’s in your sheets, how often you should wash them, and how you should go about it.
Sweat – Even in the coldest of bedrooms, sweat can still build up on bedsheets.
Dead skin cells – Our body sheds nearly a million cells a day. If you spend a third of your day in bed like most people, that means your sheets are accommodating close to 333,000 cells per day.
Body fluids and oils – Whether you sleep naked or fully clothed, bodily fluids and oils are always present on bedding.
Dust mites – These microscopic bugs binge on dead skin cells. Because we shed a million skin cells daily, most of that in our sleep, dust mites love to hang out in sheets.
Food particles – Even if you have a rigid no-food-in-the-bed policy, food crumbs can still find their way in there.
Pet hair – If you’ve got pets, their hair can accumulate in your sheets, even if they’re not invited on the bed.
That depends on your cleanliness preferences and how busy you are. While some experts recommend changing your sheets weekly, you may find yourself only doing it once a month. There’s nothing wrong with that, but we wouldn’t recommend stretching that out any further.
If you find yourself extra sweaty or dirty before bed, hop in the shower before sliding between the sheets. A quick rinse will help ensure your sheets stay a little cleaner for a little longer.
Whether you clean your sheets once a week or once a year when it’s finally time to wash them, use these tips and tricks to ensure they’re thoroughly clean.
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When it comes to washing your sheets, some appliances are better than others. To ensure your sheets are clean and all the harmful bacteria has been removed, we recommend Maytag appliances, Miele appliances, and GE appliances.
Want to make sure your laundry appliances clean your sheets and help you save energy and money at the same time? Our previous post has some tips on How to Save Energy and Money with Your Washer and Dryer.
Is it time to do some appliance shopping? Trust the commission-free appliance experts at Genier’s in Vernon. Our team can help you find the perfect home appliances for your needs while providing expert advice.