Between the Sheets

Beds can be a hotbed of stains. You do so many things in bed – sleep, relax with a book and cookies, have breakfast or just lie about watching videos on your laptop. Soon, there is a buildup of germs from spilled food crumbs, beverages, sweat, and so many other things. Cleaning your bed sheets and making sure they are 100% clean can be challenging. Fortunately, Vanish has a solution to offer!


Changing the sheets

It is common knowledge that bed sheets must be changed frequently – once a week is fine. This is because your bed accumulates dirt, sweat and a number of other nasties every time it’s used. Over time this build up is simply not sanitary. , and since people on average spend seven to eight hours sleeping in bed, so it is obvious that the bed soon becomes a hotbed for discarded skin cells and germs. Dirty bed sheets can thus, cause skin problems and even allergies.

Develop a routine of washing your bed sheets weekly and you will also prevent stain build up, which is another benefit to consider. Here are our quick tips to soaking bed linen:

  1. Bed linen requires soaking, which you can do with Vanish powders or liquids. Vanish has specific variants for whites and colors, so make sure you’re using the right product for the specific color.
  2. Whites can be soaked for much longer than colors, so keep that in mind as well.
  3. Simply fill a basin, bowl or tub with warm water, add clothing to soak, and a scoop of Vanish. Let the clothing sit for a maximum of six hours (for whites), and one hour (for colors).
  4. Finally, wash your clothes as normal. Hurrah, the stains are gone!

Now that we’ve talked about how to remove stains, let’s review specific stains your bedding might have:

Sweat Stains

Sweat stains are easy to come by, and are quite noticeable, especially on white sheets. Not that you should only clean if you see a stain, of course, but if you notice a slightly yellow ring or patches on your pillows or sheets, then you can be certain those are sweat stains. Don’t worry though, a soak with Vanish will clean them right out.

Food stains

Love to have breakfast in bed, or a midnight snack? Food can be a common cause for stains on duvet covers, and can range from juices to chocolate, or tea to eggs. This is a common problem that you can avoid by either snacking with a tray in your bed, or eating foods which are less likely to cause a stain, such as popcorn!

In general, the more activities you use your bed for, the dirtier it will become. We recommend limiting the time you spend on your bed, as well as keeping it clean with a weekly wash (and a monthly hoover!) Keep your bed clean with Vanish.