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Thursday, June 5, 2014
When guests arrive for overnight stay, most people take a sense of pride in their home and in providing good accommodations for their guests. Comfortable bedding after a long day’s travel is the ultimate way to care for a guest during their visit. However, the bedding must not only be comfortable, but also aesthetically pleasing. Cotton sheets are durable, soft, and come in a variety of patterns to suit every taste and household. Unfortunately, cotton sheets can become quite wrinkled while washing. So, how can the wrinkling in cotton sheets be minimized during laundering?

Wash the sheets separately from other laundry. This prevents twisting with smaller items such as socks. Use a warm water wash cycle and as little detergent as possible. After washing the sheets immediately move them to the dryer. Do not allow the sheets to sit in the washing machine. If the sheets have sat for some time, rinse them again in cool water.

Be sure to shake out and fluff the sheets before placing them in the dryer. This will shake out any wrinkles caused during the rinse cycle and help prevent bunching while drying. Add a dryer ball and dryer sheets to the load. If you do not have a dryer ball use a clean tennis ball. When the sheets have completed the drying cycle immediately move them to the bed. Stretch the sheets taut while putting them on the mattress. Most of the remaining wrinkles will remove themselves within a few hours.
If you find that there are still too many wrinkles, return the sheets back to the dryer with a few wet washcloths and repeat the process. The most important step is to take the sheets out of the dryer as soon as the buzzer goes off.

Please keep in mind that without ironing, cotton sheets will never be 100% wrinkle free when coming out of the dryer. However, the above tips should allow you to dress your bed in style and provide a warm welcome for your guests.

by: Palmetto Linen