Going to bed at the end of a long day of work is one of life’s greatest pleasures. There is something so inviting about lying down in a bed that is freshly made, with crisp and clean linen. The sheets are cool and softly scented, and your bed seems much more comfortable than when you left it in the morning!
But as you drift off to sleep, you realise that your previously brilliant white sheets are now looking more faded and grey than white. But thanks to Vanish for Whites Liquid, there’s really no need to worry about dull and faded white linen again!
Why bed linen loses its sparkle
White bed sheets can begin to lose their brilliant appearance with repeated use and washing. You remember how bright, clean and crisp it was when you first bought it – that same linen is now jaded and greyish in appearance.
While it’s tempting to make your bed a multipurpose space that becomes a cinema hall, dining table and all-round entertainment centre, the more you use the bed for activities other than sleeping, the more faded your bed linen becomes.
How to revive your bed linen
At this point, it seems like your bed linen is ruined past the point of no return. But wait just yet – it can be as good as new again, provided it gets the right care. Follow these tips to return your whites to their former pristine glory, and up to 3 shades whiter!
Help your bed linen stay white for longer
There are a few things to consider when it comes to preserving your white bed linen. By adjusting how you wash and store your bed sheets, it’s possible to keep them looking brilliantly white for longer.
- Washing and drying
While it might at times seem like a quick fix, it’s a shortcut not worth taking. Skipping the bleach when you wash your whites will result in stains becoming deeper and more visible. When doing your laundry, take care not to mix your white bed sheets with coloured linen or other clothes, or the whites will look even duller.
However, if your sheets have faded quite a lot, there’s another great way to make them up to three shades whiter! Add one scoop of powder or 60ml of gel to 4L of warm water and leave your linen to soak in this solution for up to six hours before washing.
Once your sheets have been washed, hang them outside to air-dry. Exposure to the sunshine is a natural way to help your white linen retain its brightness.
- Ironing and storage
Once you’ve dried your bed linen, it’s a good idea to iron it crisply before putting it away. A steam iron will help to moisten stiff creases quickly, thus making them faster to remove.
You might not think it, but how you store your bed linen can have an effect on its quality. Keep in a clean cupboard or drawer and store dark colours separately.
By following these simple tips, you can rest assured that your white sheets should stay white and you can enjoy the comfort of a fresh bed each and every night.