How-to Maintain & Care for your bedding

When it comes down to choosing the perfect bedding that’s easy to look after, we’ll admit that sometimes it can be a bit confusing to decide (depending on who you shop with). From the small print wash care instructions to the hassle of returns, there always seems to be something that will get in your way to disrupt your ideal sleeping environment.

So to make life that little bit ‘Easier For You’, we’ve brought together some of our Sleep Expertise, to help reassure your choices and teach you something new.

 

Having the right pillow is not only comforting, but it also plays a vital role in supporting your head and spine positioning at night. Without this, there will be a missing piece to your sleep puzzle. As we spend roughly a third of our lives asleep in bed, it is very important to understand how and why we should all properly care for our pillows.

 

Protection

To begin with, we always recommend that you use a pillow protector in case of any accidental spills. It is important that you wash your pillow protectors frequently to let the fibres breathe. If you're an allergy sufferer or someone that generally struggles to get to sleep in the heat, then we would also recommend purchasing a second set to allow you to rotate in a weekly wash.

 

How & When to wash

Get the most out of your pillow and give it some oomph each morning with a general shake and plumping. As most of our pillows have a generous fill, we usually recommend that you use a professional laundering service at your local dry cleaner. Nevertheless, you can still wash your pillow from home at a low 30/40 temperature. Just try to avoid overloading your washing machine, and make sure it is 100% bone dry to avoid any ruining of the fill. 

 

Check our Buying & Care guides if you have any specific questions on how you should look after your pillows...

TOP TIP - Weigh your pillow pre & post-wash. If it weighs the same, then it should be bone dry and ready to use again.

 

When you invest in a soft, comfortable, duvet, you want it to always be clean, inviting and in the best possible condition. Just like your pillow, it's important to show your duvet some tender-loving-care every morning to help maintain its fill and structure. So if you want to stay tucked under for longer, then here’s how you should care for it.

 

How & When to wash

Whether it is a featherdownwoolcotton, synthetic or silk filled duvet, we suggest that you wash your duvets every 6-12 months (in line with each season). Depending on what tog size duvet you have, we recommend professional laundering for the higher tog, larger duvets, and to be cautious you don’t overfill your washing machine when you care for your smaller, lighter tog duvet. 

After washing, the drying stage will require you to be patient in order to avoid any clumping and to make sure it is 100% dry throughout. But if you do want to speed up the process, then tumble dry with ‘tumble dry balls’, to keep your duvet nice and fluffy. For any additional information, we always recommend that you check our simple care labels.

 

Need any further advice, you can check our Buying & Care guides.

TOP TIP - Get into good habits and switch your duvet each season, as you will sleep better depending on the type of tog you have.

 

How often you care for your bed linen sheets is usually a personal preference. They cover the body of your bed and they tend to show all the obvious signs of dirt marks/stains. To make your bedroom a stressfree-zone, we suggest that you change your sheets at least once a week.

When buying any new sheets, we always recommend that you first consider the Thread Count (TC). We also advise that you look into what type of materials make the difference for you (e.g. polycotton, french linen etc). The longer fibres create a softer, more durable fabric that feels fresh and light to the touch of your skin.

 

How & When to wash

Once you are happy with your bed linen choice, we then recommend that you wash your sheets before use, to allow them to fit comfortably. Most of our bed linen sheets are machine washable at a low 30/40°C temperature, as they are made to save time, money and energy. 

It’s a good idea to launder them weekly, using the best detergent. Airing your bed with nothing on it will also allow your sheets to breathe better. We recommend that you always check our easy-care labels for full clarity.

 

But feel free to also check out our Buying & Care guides if you have any other specific questions on how you should look after your bedsheets...

TOP TIP - For French Linen, ironing whilst still damp will make it easier if you want that classic, crinkled, relaxed bedding look.

 

With all the top sleep tools & services right at your door, our mission is to make your life a blissful breeze when you sleep with us. With our extensive range of buyingcare guides, detailed videosreturns & guarantees policies, prise promises and reliable trusted delivery & tracking processes, you would be a fool to miss out on our great range of loved products. Over 10,000 people would say we offer 5-star bedding!