Wondering how often you should wash pillows, sheets and duvet covers?
Pillowcases, duvet covers and sheets
How often you wash duvet covers, pillowcases and sheets depends largely on your personal preference. If you like the feeling of fresh sheets you’ll be probably changing your sheets every week. Oils and dirt from our bodies stain sheets so keep checking for any tougher stains. Wash your sheets in warm not hot water because hot water can shrink your sheets. Washing in warm water will still get them clean without shrinking.
Pillow protectors should be washed monthly, pillows themselves at least three times a year. Washing pillow protectors regularly will keep them clean from any oils and dirt from our hair and faces. If you don’t use pillow protectors then you should wash your pillows monthly or every other month. You can easily fit two pillows in a washing machine.
To extend the life of your mattress you should use a mattress cover. It not only keeps your mattress clean but also helps prevent mattress damage and allergies. Mattress covers should be washed at least once a month.