How to wash bed sheets by hand – The Visual Guide
Who doesn't like sleeping? but out of clean, fresh bed sheet, can destroy the enjoyment of sleeping for all. Everybody likes to sliding into a bed and sleep over a clean, fresh bed sheet. Making a bed sheet clean and fresh, most of the people are used to with washing machines. Because it offers a delicate or hand-wash setting, but best result one can get by washing bed sheets by hand. But for getting it you have to take some effort.
Here is The few steps to know how to wash bed sheets by hand
1. Check the care label
First of all, read the washing instruction on the care label that is attached to your bed sheets by the manufacturer. Ensure that your bed sheet is not dry-cleaned only. Most of the bed sheets are not needed dry-clean. But for "dry-clean only" you should avoid it to wash at home. And for the all other bed sheets you can wash it at home.
For a specific product, recommendations Read the bed sheet label. Then select the appropriate detergent for the bed sheet. If no specific product recommendations on the care label exist, then select a mild detergent and the detergent that care your skin as well as wash the bed sheet properly.
2. Check out For Stains
If you found stains on the bed sheet before Submerge into the water. You need to pre-wash the area of stains with gentle detergent otherwise you can use stain remover. For removing stain do not rub much of the bed sheets because it causes tearing the sheets.
3. Fill Tub or sink or bucket with Water
Before Filling the water in a small tub or sink or bucket check the water temperature appropriate for the bed sheet recommended on the care label. If no specific instruction or recommendations found on the care label, Then cool to lukewarm water can be used to fill up a small tub or sink or bucket.If no care label exists, choose cool to lukewarm water
4. Amount of Detergent
After Filling the water in a small tub or sink or bucket, add two-three teaspoon of detergent with water. You may use more detergent according to the requirement of the bed sheet. But for excessive use of detergent, can losses its longevity.
Properly mixing the detergent with water for maximizing the performance of the detergent. If there is no specific instruction or recommendation on the care label about the amount of Detergent appropriate for the bed sheet. Use about two-three teaspoon of detergent for every piece of bed sheet.
5. Submerge and Soak
After Properly mixing the detergent with water submerge the bed sheet in the soapy water and start soaking for few minutes. You can use you're both of hands for gentle movements of the bed sheets. Rolling over the bed sheets to swish through the sudsy water. Scrubbing or twisting can damage the fabric so avoid these types of actions. Gently swish and stretch the bed sheet through the sudsy water will clean the bed sheet. But it takes time. Remain the bed sheet by submerging into the sudsy water for a single hour.
6. Rinse and Repeat
After passing an hour, drain the sink or tub or bucket, refill it with water. The water should be cool rinse water or normal tap water as well. For removing all the soap from the bed sheet, Push the bed sheet up and down, in the water. Again change the water, that means refill sink or tub or bucket with water and started Push the bed sheet up and down. In the water again for checking whether all the soap removed from a bed sheet or not. Sniff the bed sheet to make sure it is scented and cleaned, if not repeat the process.
7. Squeeze Out the Water
If the bed sheet is scented and cleaned properly, gently squeeze the sheet for removing excess water from it. Avoid twisting or wring the bed sheet because it may harmful to the fabric and most of the cases twisting or wring causes stretch the fibers and ruin the fabric.
8. Let Air for Dry
For reshaping and drying the bed sheet follow the bed sheet label directions. If you could not find any care label exists on the bed sheet or bag of it then follow our guideline.
Take the bed sheet in the outside clothesline for fresh air breathing and also for sunlight heat. For heavy and costly bed sheet you can avoid hanging on the outside clothesline rather you can use a fresh table or Place the wet bed sheets on a clean surface. To lie flat and natural shape, reshape the clothes. Try to use the clip, as you take the bed sheet on the outside. Clothesline for fresh air breathing and also for sunlight heat. Heavy air causes your bed sheet falling down and it becomes dirty again.