How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets During the Pandemic?

With the coronavirus pandemic altering our lives in fundamental ways, many of us are seeking out ways to keep our families safe and well. While regular hand washing and social distancing are the best ways to protect yourself and those around you, it’s also essential to keep your home clean during these troubled times. Recognizing that unwashed linens can spread illness, experts recommend washing sheets and other bedding more frequently during the COVID-19 crisis. Wondering how best to wash your Egyptian cotton sheets? Keep reading to learn how often you should wash your bedding, along with Pure Parima’s tips on extending the life of your sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers.

Wash Your Sheets Once or Twice a Week

Doctors agree that washing your body regularly is the most important way to stay safe and stop the spread of coronavirus. However, you should also ensure any fabric that comes in regular close contact with your skin is kept clean. According to a recent article in Huffington Post, bedding and towels should be washed twice a week. Once a week is sufficient for duvet covers, as they tend to be separated from your body by sheets. Additionally, health pros recommend showering and washing your hair before bed as a way of keeping your sheets and pillowcases clean. 

As a bonus, washing sheets regularly can help you sleep better. Suffering from spring allergies? Wash your favorite Giza cotton sheets and pillowcases weekly to rid them of pollen, dust, pet hair, and other allergy triggers. You’ll get a better night’s rest when you aren’t waking up sniffling or sneezing.

Wash Sheets More Frequently If Someone Is Sick

We hope you and your family stay safe during the coming months. However, if a member of your household does become ill, washing your bedding regularly is more important than ever. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the best practice is to wash sheets and pillowcases according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Additionally, launderers should avoid shaking out dirty sheets or carrying them too close to their bodies, as doing so can transfer the virus. Consider wearing gloves when changing the bedding of a person who is sick and be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after you’re finished.

For best results, wash your sheets in warm water and dry them completely. You should also carry clean bedding in fresh laundry bags and disinfect dirty hampers while your sheets are in the wash. If you don’t have a washer and dryer and want to avoid extra trips to the laundromat, think about ordering an extra set or two of Egyptian cotton sheets to use. You can save time and money by washing both sets at the same time. 

Protect Your Bedding for the Long Haul

You love your sheets and want to protect them for years to come. For best results, separate your bedding by color and wash whites, bright colors, and dark colors in different loads. You should also turn your pillowcases and duvet covers inside out and ensure zippers are closed prior to washing. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to follow all of the CDC’s guidelines for safe laundering. However, when the quarantine ends, Pure Parima recommends protecting your Egyptian cotton bedding by washing it in cold water and biodegradable detergent. Warm water and stronger detergents can be used to remove stains or soiling. To keep your sheets shiny and strong, avoid using bleaches and fabric softeners. You should also refrain from drying sheets on high heat, as doing so can cause the cotton fibers to shrink and weaken. Whenever possible, hang your bedding on a clothesline or use the low-heat or delicate setting on your dryer.

Shop Pure Parima’s Long-Lasting Egyptian Cotton Sheets

We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days. So, why not ensure you’re sleeping in total comfort? At Pure Parima, we take pride in selling the best Egyptian cotton sheets made with 100% cotton from the Nile River Valley. We’re so confident you’ll love our bedding that we offer a 100 Night Risk-Free Guarantee on our products. If our sheets don’t exceed your expectations, simply return them for a refund. We look forward to showing you how well you can sleep.

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