Due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), Schools are closed, offices have been shut down, all major sporting events are cancelled, social gatherings are banned, people are stuck inside their homes. In this difficult time of the Lock down it’s possible that you are spending more time in your bed than usual.
That is why it’s very important to keep your bed sheets clean and fresh which can help you go through this ordeal and can make your Quarantine days better. We have listed down few things to help you keep your bed sheets clean and fresh.
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Wash Your Bed Sheets
Wash your Bed Sheets as much as you can and after washing, try to sun-dry them in your balcony or backyard. Use good quality laundry detergent or soap to wash your sheets. White Bed sheets are more suitable to use in quarantine days since they can be bleached. Try to use chlorine bleach while washing bed sheets and hot water (above 70 degree Celsius) is recommended for washing bed sheets.
Use Baking Soda and Vacuum to Refresh your Bed Sheets
Remove the cover of your mattress and wash it with the bed sheets. While your mattress cover is off, vacuum the mattress with light brush to remove dust and small particles. Then sprinkle Baking Soda on your mattress and wait for 20 to 30 minutes. Then vacuum your mattress again to remove the baking soda, it will take away the trap in odors.
You can also wash your bed sheets with baking soda (1 cup) and vinegar (1/2 cup). The baking soda will help clean the bed sheets and remove the odor while vinegar will make it softer.
Use Freshener Spray to Refresh your Bed Sheets
Use ready made scented freshener sprays to refresh your bed sheets. If you don’t have one, you can make your own spray using rubbing alcohol or surgical spirit with lavender oil. Add them in spray bottle, shake it well and use it.
Wash your Pillows and Duvet Inserts
Most people neglect pillows and duvet inserts while cleaning their rooms. But if you want to keep your bed sheets fresh completely, you must consider washing the pillows and inserts. Luckily most pillows and inserts are washable. Consider using the bleach while washing them, you can also use baking soda for these as well.