Not 90 degrees: the best temperature for washing bed linen has been named

Alina MilsentLife
How to properly wash bed linen

You should wash your bedding regularly, ideally once a week. During the night, dead skin cells, grease, sweat, viruses, bacteria, and dust mites accumulate on the bed.

The most common mistake when washing sheets and pillowcases is setting the temperature too high. Experts say that 90 degrees will not speed up or improve the cleaning process in any way. The Express publication explained what temperature is optimal for washing bedding.

Cleaning experts from Fantastic Services emphasized that dust mites and their by-products cause the most problems. These microscopic insects are the culprits of allergies and skin rashes. They are present in almost every home, and there doesn't need to be visible dirt on the surfaces. It is extremely difficult to get rid of dust mites, and some experts say it is even impossible.

"Dust mites live exclusively on dead skin cells, so they thrive in beds and bedding. Their number can reach many thousands," the experts noted.

Regularly washing your bedding will help reduce the number of dust mites. You should follow a few simple steps.

Check the label

Do not ignore the instructions for bedding care contained on the label. According to experts, the best temperature for washing bedding is between 30 and 40 degrees.

Filling the drum

One of the myths of economical washing is to fill the drum as full as possible: this way, they say, you can save money and not turn on the machine twice. However, do not overload the appliance. Not only will this not improve the quality of the wash, but it can also lead to breakdowns. Experts have warned that "sheets get cleaner if they have a lot of room to move in the washing machine."

The right settings

Some washing machines have special settings for washing bedding. Otherwise, use the settings indicated on the label.

Separate washing

Do not wash delicate fabrics together with coarser fabrics, such as towels. It is important to remember that towels can damage sheets, as thicker fabrics will cause friction, leading to chipping and tearing of delicate fabrics.


Excessive amounts of detergent can also damage the fibers, causing the bedding to wear out faster.

By the way, the currently popular bio-powders contain special enzymes that lose their effect at temperatures above 30°C.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL published proven methods to help save on laundry.

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