You can be the person in the advert that stretches out their arms into the air with a bright morning smile on their face. A healthy relationship with family and colleagues can put anyone in a happy mood. There is a mood enhancer that is being overlooked though, and that is the feeling fresh linen can give us. After a long day of work, stepping out of the shower, then into your pajamas and getting under your soft duvet covers is all you need.
The process of washing your linens
Always give your bed linen a proper soak by setting your washing machine to a pre-wash/ soak cycle. Remember to unfold or loosely shake open your linens before loading it into the machine and over pack the washer tub.
Steps to washing your linen
- Unfold your linen before loading them into the washing machine.
- Select the pre-soak cycle setting on your washing machine, use cold water with only a small amount of liquid detergent.
- After the soak cycle is complete, run the washing machine at a low temperature, again using very little liquid detergent.
- End off the cycle with a cold water rinse.
The process of drying your linen
The ideal way to dry your bed linen is by air, draping them over a rod or railing and avoid hanging them in direct sunlight. Your linens will inevitably fade over time as direct sunlight will make your whites shinier and cause it to turn yellow. Wash your linen in the early morning, when the sun has the softest light.
The process cleaning your mattress
Fresh linen deserves a clean mattress. Here is an easy way to get your mattress just as fresh as your linen.
- Vacuum clean the top of your mattress working your way down. Then overlapping again, continuing the same process back to front.
- Deodorise your mattress to get rid of all the aromas from bodily smells and sweat over time. Sprink your mattress with baking soda and then scrub it into the mattress with a scrub brush. For a refreshing scent you can add a few drops of lavender oil to the baking soda. Let the baking soda soak in for 10 minutes.
- Vacuum again. After scrubbing the baking soda into the mattress, you have allowed for the fibres to bond with the moisture. Vacuuming it a second time around will withdraw all the moisture, along with the cause of the odors. Leaving your mattress refreshed and clean.