How to reduce wrinkles in your bedding.
Nothing beats the feeling of freshly washed cotton or bamboo sheets straight off the clothesline after they have been drying in the sun all day. But as we all know natural fibre such as cotton and bamboo tend to wrinkle quite easy, especially when they are new.
All of us want to get into our own beds and have the experience of sleeping in a hotel bed, with gorgeously soft, crisp wrinkle free sheets. However, hotels often use sheets that are a blend of cotton and polyester which makes them less wrinkled but sometimes they may not feel as soft as your 100% Egyptian cotton sheets or the luxurious bamboo sheets as hotels also need to launder and dry sheets at higher temperatures.
The easiest way to get rid of the wrinkles on your is to iron the sheets which will 100% guarantee that the wrinkles will be gone but most of us unfortunately don't have the time to be standing there just ironing sheets on a weekly basis which can be quite time consuming and it's just not fun at all. When I was growing my mother and grandmother used to iron everything and I always thought that's just what you had to do ,and I used to find ironing quite relaxing but just got time poor as we get busy with life.
So instead of ironing the sheets there are small steps in which you can take to reduce those wrinkles.
Step 1 - Wash your Sheets
As previously mentioned we always recommend following the care /washing instructions provided by the manufacturer. When washing your sheets only wash one set at a time as overloading the machine which contributes to the sheets getting all twisted up.
Step 2 - Drying
Remove your sheets from the washing machine quite promptly and as soon as the cycle is finished. I like to give them a little flick before taking them out to the clothesline.
What I found to be a useful tip is when taking them out to be dried be sure not to just scrunch them up and chuck them in the basket and let them sit there to the next load is done.
Allowing the sheets hang freely on the clothesline encourages the crease to drop out.
Step 3- Making the Bed
When taking the sheets off the clothes line I would highly recommend one again you take the sheets straight to the bed instead of just throwing them into the basket with all of the rest of the washing as this will also encourage the creases in the sheets. When making the bed I like to make sure that it is nice and tight, and it reduces the wrinkles a lot.
When doing some research, myself into how other people like to get wrinkle out of their I came across so many different opinions and ways that it could possibly work.
- Apparently using 1 cup of white vinegar whilst your sheets are in the machine can reduce the wrinkles as well. My tip with this option is to * Be sure to see if you washing machine does not stipulate for you not to use vinegar.
- Some Recommend using a standard spray bottle filled with plain tap water and spritz the water lightly and evenly across the nearly made with the ends not yet tucked in. Then shake the top layer of the sheet until you can see the creases start to settle, then make the bed nice and tightly.
- I have noticed that some people have used beach to remove the wrinkles from their cotton sheets, at the Manchester Factory we highly recommend that customers really do follow the washing instructions that are provided by the manufacturer. Majority of care instructions do mention avoid bleaching the sheets .It may whiten you sheets in the short- term and it may even take out those wrinkles but using bleach ,which is such a harsh chemical it can cause the natural fibres of the sheets to snap ,which ultimately effecting the life of the sheets. Over time bleaching instead of whitening the sheets can cause you sheets to turn yellow.
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- Jess Goode