Home linen washing guide

Each home linen item needs a specific type of washing. Fabrics, especially the most delicate ones, follow specially designed washing cycles to best preserve their properties.

In this brief guide to washing household linens, we answer doubts about which fabrics go in the washing machine, the best way to wash towels and bathrobes, how to wash down comforters, sheets, quilts, and mattress covers. In short, everything you need to know about how to best preserve your household linens!

House linen laundry guide

How to wash towels

Towels can be made of terry cloth, linen, waffle weave fabric or microfiber.

The key characteristic of all types of towel is its absorbency and softness.To keep them at their best, you need to know the secrets of washing towels.

What detergent should you use for towels? Better to opt for a washing machine detergent indicated for delicate items to keep you house linen nice and soft.

We recommend that you always add fabric softener, without overdoing it. Too much fabric softener can "dry out" the fabric, making it rough.

If, on the other hand, you want to wash towels in the washing machine a few tricks could come in handy. Vinegar, for instance, is a great ally for counteracting the effect of lime scale in the water, as is baking soda. The former can be added to the tub, while the baking soda should be added to the basket in a heat-resistant container.

For microfiber towels, on the other hand, it is best not to exceed 40°C and not to use fabric softener. Also, pay attention to the spin speeds. Too fast and you run the risk of ruining your towels!

If you don't like to leave anything to chance and want to impress your guests with perfect towels styled to match your home, check out our ideas for towel sets.

How to wash microfiber bathrobes

Microfiber bathrobes are becoming increasingly popular. In addition to being pleasant on the body, they are great space-savers. The fabric, which is very versatile, allows the bathrobe to be folded and stored even in very small spaces. That's why it is used especially for sports and need a comfortable and practical garment.

To wash a microfiber bathrobe, start by turning it inside out. You will notice that the dirtiest part is the inside, especially because of some residues of make-up. Then proceed by pulling down the sleeves and slipping off the belt.

What temperature should you wash the microfiber bathrobe Best in lukewarm water and a mild detergent.

After washing, you can dry your bathrobe dry in the tumble dryer (caution: set it on the medium cycle) or on the drying rack in a dry environment, hanging vertically. This way the bathrobe, once dry, can be safely stored in the drawer without creases or crinkles caused by washing.

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How to wash a mattress cover

A mattress cover is an important addition to the bedroom linen. Especially, it must not be underestimated in case of allergies, for example to dust. Mattress covers protect the mattress and ensure its durability. But that's not all. The cover protects from dust mites and other micro-organisms that can compromise rest, even to the point of causing respiratory problems and more annoying consequences. Precisely for this reason, knowing how to wash the mattress cover is essential.

The mattress cover is very easy to clean and can be washed often. Before washing it, always take a good look at the label. That is where you will find all the specifications of its material and you will be sure to do the right thing.

PVC mattress covers, for instance, can be machine washed at 40°C; those made of linen, on the other hand, at 60°C.

Fresh and soft bamboo mattress covers can also be found on the market. In this case, it is best to wash the mattress cover at 40°C, thus ensuring maximum durability of the material.

Of all the models of mattress covers, there is also the most premium one made of merino wool. Merino wool is a type of textile fiber of animal origin, which is very valuable and sought after.

How to wash a merino wool mattress cover? The advice is to wash it in warm, not hot water by hand. Then fill a basin with lukewarm water, add some mild soap and soak the mattress cover, leaving it to soak for ten minutes. After this simple step, take out the mattress cover without rubbing it and wash it carefully in lukewarm water; for the last rinse, use cold water instead. If you don't have time, you can wash the merino wool mattress cover in the washing machine, taking care to choose a cycle that simulates hand washing. Finally, lay the mattress cover horizontally in the open but away from direct sunlight. Once dry, your mattress cover is ready to be used again!

How to wash towels

How to wash cotton sheets

Washing cotton sheets may seem to be a simple affair but actually there are many mistakes to avoid to have perfect and long-lasting cotton bedding.

A bad wash can compromise the color of your cotton sheets and damage their texture to the touch.

Cotton is one of the most popular natural fibers beloved for its properties. It is a hygienic, durable, and easy-to-maintain fabric. Be careful, however, that is not stretchy and crinkles easily.

How to wash cotton sheets? First of all: many types of cotton may require different types of washing. This is why we recommend that you consult the label on the sheet with the fabric specifications and washing advice. After this, you are ready to put your cotton sheets in the washing machine.

Choose the right cycle for the type of cotton fabric. Remember: white can be washed up to 60°C while for colored sheets it is best not to exceed 40°C.

What detergent should you use to wash your sheets? It is best to have a mild detergent to protect the cotton fibers.

To the detergent, add fabric softener as well, so as to preserve the softness of your sheets.

After washing and finishing the cycle, hang the sheets in the shade to prevent discoloration.

Here is explained in simple steps how to wash cotton sheets. Cotton sheets are ideal for people who like to change styles often, preferring bedding that is practical but still full of personality. Choose from the many models of cotton sheets in our catalog. You'll find plenty of colors and patterns, whatever your idea of home!

How to wash linen sheets

Linen is definitely one of the most beloved natural fabrics. Pleasant to the touch and very durable, it is a premium fabric but it is not overpriced.

Like all natural fibers, linen needs some care for perfect washing to preserve its properties for a long time.

White or bleached linen sheets can be washed at a maximum temperature of 60°C, while colored fabrics should not exceed 40°C.

For washing your linen sheets, we suggest using a detergent specifically for delicate garments to preserve the natural softness of the fabric.

For drying your linen, we suggest you lay it out on a drying rack.

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How to wash silk sheets

Silk sheets are well-loved because they are smooth and pleasant to the touch. They are cool in summer while they retain heat in winter. Although they are pricey, silk sheets have the great advantage of lasting a long time.

Silk is a very delicate fabric and it is necessary to know how to treat silk sheets perfectly to maintain their beauty over time. The risk is shrinkage that would ruin your bedding forever.

So how should silk sheets be washed? Dry cleaning is preferable but high-quality silk sheets can also be machine washed with a gentle cold water cycle.

If you want to machine wash your sheets, we recommend you wash them a few times by hand first.

Another caution is to never wash silk sheets with other garments because silk is a very delicate fabric that needs specific care. So put the washing machine on a gentle cycle with lukewarm water.

After washing, to preserve the quality of the fabric, do not hang sheets directly in the sunlight. You will notice that, once perfectly dry, silk sheets do not need to be ironed but, if you decide to do so, use the iron on the dull side of the sheet.

While hand-washing, never rub the new sheets hard. Any aggressive actions can ruin the silk.

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How to wash cotton sheets

How to wash down comforters

The maintenance of down comforters is essential to best protect and preserve your bedding.

Down comforters must be washed carefully to avoid damaging the filling and preserve them for a long time. Before we even find out together how to wash down comforters, take note of these down care tips.

First of all: protect it from dust. You can do this by using a down comforter cover or bedspread, which will protect the down comforter from dust that is damaging for quality of household linens.

Also, we recommend that you air your down comforter fairly frequently. This way you prevent the moisture that is naturally created by being in an enclosed environment, as well as the onset of bad odors. Finally, shake it gently at least twice a week, to facilitate the natural arrangement of the feathers and their volume.

After these tips, let's look at how to wash the down comforter.

First of all, avoid frequent washing. Wash it not more than once or twice a year, so as not to stress the feathers. The down comforter can be washed with soap and water at about 50 or 60°C..

Pay attention to rinsing. It must be thorough, to remove all traces of soap.

For drying the down comforter, you can either use a tumble dryer at medium temperatures or hang it out in the open air. In this case, take care to keep the down comforter away from direct contact sunlight.

How to store down comforters until the next use? Choose a dry place and avoid plastic boxes. The advice is to cover it with a cotton cloth that will protect it from dust and damp.

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How to wash your quilt

Spring is the best time to wash blankets and quilts. Here are some tips on how to wash your quilt to keep it looking like new.

Just as in the case of other household linens, when washing your quilt we suggest that you first read the label. The composition and symbols indicated will give you directions for the right treatment.

The quilt can be machine-washed at home but only if you have a large washing machine. The quilt is one piece, so it must be washed in one step.

More recent washing machine models have a specific program for comforters and quilts. If your washing machine does not have one, here is what you need to do to wash the quilt. Select the cold-water delicate cycle not warmer than 30 °C.

If, on the other hand, you don't have a large enough washing machine but still want to wash the quilt at home, we suggest you to do it by hand. Fill the bathtub with cold water, use a detergent for delicate fabrics, and let the quilt soak for 24 hours.

After washing, how should the quilt be dried? Hang the quilt out in the open air, away from direct sunlight. This way the quilt will be best preserved to be ready for use in the winter season!

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