Spring Bedding


Your bed is the most important piece of furniture in your home. It’s where you spend half of your life, after all! That’s why it’s so important to take care of your bed sheets and quilt covers. With proper care and regular cleaning, they can last for years. So let's get started!

Choosing the right sheets

Once you have a sense of what kind of sheets you want, it's time to find the right ones. You'll need to consider the size of your mattress and whether or not you want a flat sheet (a sheet is sometimes referred to as a “top sheet").

There are many different kinds of fabrics available for sheets, including cotton, linen, bamboo/cotton blends, and microfiber polyester blends (which can be machine washed in higher temperatures). In addition to choosing between flat and fitted sheets, other factors will help guide your decision-making process:

Let's talk thread count!

One popular misconception about thread count is that the higher the thread count, the better the sheet. Thread count is calculated by adding together the numbers of lengthwise (warp) and widthwise (weft) threads within a certain area.

For example, a cotton sheet with 200 warp threads and 200 weft threads in each square inch of fabric would have a listed thread count of 200. There are many factors to take into consideration when purchasing sheets and it's more than just thread count. Things like quality, fabric weight, and durability also contribute to the overall quality of the sheets.


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Bamboo Sheet on a bed


How to wash your sheets and quilt cover

Caring for your bedding by washing your sheet and quilt cover correctly can help your sheets last longer simply follow the recommended care guidelines provided by your manufacturer or simply follow the general tips below 

Follow these steps:

  • Wash in cold water on the gentle cycle with a mild detergent.
  • Air dry. Do not put it in the dryer, as this may ruin the fabric and shorten its life span!
  • Wash with like colours only; they may bleed into each other if mixed in the wash cycle (this includes duvet covers).

Dry on cool or low heat with a dryer sheet to help prevent any shrinkage. Do not use fabric softener; it will ruin the fabric and shorten its life span! Wash with like colours only; they may bleed into each other if mixed in the wash cycle (this includes quilt covers)Dry on cool or low heat with a dryer sheet to help prevent any shrinkage.


Bamboo coast colour sheets on a bed

How often should you be washing your bed sheets?

It's important to note that this is a general guideline. If you're an incredibly hot and sweaty sleeper or have pets in your bed, then you should wash your sheets more frequently. You also may want to wash them every one or two weeks if they're not getting dirty very fast and then only spot clean them when necessary (such as when there's food or drink spilled on them). It all depends on how often you use the bed sheets.

If it helps, start by washing them once per week and see how long they last before they start getting smelly again. Once that happens, increase how many times per month (or whatever) until they seem fresh enough 

It is a good idea to wash sheets and quilt covers separately, as they can both be washed at different temperatures and in different ways.

When you wash your bed sheets, you’re not just cleaning the fabric. You’re also removing dust and debris from your body, sweat and other fluids from the mattress and pillows - even though you might not think about it when you go to bed every night.

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By taking good care of your bed linen, you will get the most out of it. So take care of your bed linen - and enjoy sleeping in crisp sheets for years to come.


Frequently Asked Questions About Caring For Bed Sheets 

How often must one change their bed linens?

Bed linens should be washed weekly to ensure cleanliness and hygiene. However, you may need to wash them more often if you have allergies or nighttime perspiration. If you or anybody else in your household has been sick, it's important to change the bedding and wash the sheets.

What causes the yellowing of my sheet set over time?

The accumulation of sweat and body oils over time is a common reason of sheets turning yellow. Sheets that aren't washed regularly enough can become discoloured when body oils build up and react with the fabric. Using too much detergent or fabric softener, washing in hot water, or drying in direct sunlight can also cause discoloration. Regular washing in cool or warm water with a moderate detergent and no fabric softener will keep your linens from turning yellow.

How do you maintain clean sheets?

There are certain simple rules you should follow to keep your sheets in good condition. Start by giving them a weekly wash in warm or cool water with a gentle detergent. Bleach and softeners can break down fibres over time, so it's best to avoid using them. Rotating your sheets on a regular basis can help extend the life of each set and reduce the amount of wear and tear they experience.

Can you wash bed sheets in washing machine?

The answer is yes, you can put your bed sheets in the washing machine. This is by far the most typical approach to cleaning them. Place your linens in the washing machine with a mild detergent and either cool or warm water, then select the delicate cycle.