Have you ever heard of the term "pilling"? Pilling is when those tiny balls of material develop on your sheets after being washed and dried several times.. When sheets develop pills, they can be kind of ugly and even uncomfortable, causing your sheets to become scratchy. We recommend only purchasing high quality sheets that are smooth to the touch.
- Always avoid hot temperatures when washing and drying as they tend to weaken fibers.
- Avoid brighteners and other bleaching agents; they weaken and discolor fibers. To brighten whites, add 1/4 cup lemon juice to the wash cycle instead of bleach.
- Dry on the low or medium heat setting; over-drying sheets weakens fibers and bakes off finishes. Line drying is best if practical.
- Store laundered, completely dry sheets in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.
- Use mild detergent or soap nuts and wait until it's diluted before putting sheets in the washer. Undiluted detergents can discolor fabric. Don't overdo the detergent: If it isn't completely rinsed out, sheets will feel stiff. Use half the manufacturer's recommended amount, and add one cup of white vinegar to the rinse water to remove all traces of detergent.