Collection of Bedspread’s
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- Avoid sheets labeled “wrinkle free,” “easy care”, and “permanent press.” This means the fabric has been treated with formaldehyde resin, a toxic chemical that will not wash out.
- Replacing pillowcases is the easiest and most cost effective way to freshen up your bedding. I recommend replacing them every 6 months to a year.
- 40% of Americans don’t sleep with a top sheet, just the fitted sheet and duvet cover and this is the norm in Europe!
- To avoid wrinkles, take your bedding out of the dryer while they are warm and the slightest bit damp and put them directly on the bed. You’ll get the same effect as ironing.
- Beware of “organic cotton.” While this means the fibers might have been grown organically, it doesn’t mean the fabric was processed without toxic chemicals. Look for Oeko-Tex certified sheets, the only certification that ensures no toxic chemicals throughout the manufacturing process.
- When it comes to finding the right bedding, consider the sensation you most enjoy in bed the four most common types of weaves each have their own texture and will feel completely different against your skin
- Washing your sheets is obvious, but it’s important to wash your pillows and duvets too. I recommend washing at the beginning of each season most down and synthetic materials are safe for the washer. Throw a clean tennis ball or two into the dry cycle to enhance the fluff!
- Wash your bedding on the delicate cycle with cool water – hot temperatures break down the fibers and will cause your sheets to break down more quickly.
- Half load your dryer. Ever notice that your sheets come out of the dryer twisted? It’s probably because the dryer has been overstuffed and there is not enough space for the fabric to fluff up.
- Make your bed every morning it will keep dust mites to a minimum. Plus it’s an easy way to accomplish a task moments after you’ve woken up!
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