How to dry bed sheets in an apartment
If you live in an apartment or have a house that doesn’t have a washing line, drying bed linen can be a challenge. Here are a few things you can do:
- Choose bed linen that’s made with a lighter weave – a 200 or 300 thread count fabric will dry faster than heavier weave fabrics.
- Give your bed linen an extra fast spin after it has finished its cycle. This will remove more water and help your bed sheets dry more quickly
- A tumble drier is an easy way to dry bed sheets but uses up a lot of energy. It’s also possible that your apartment doesn’t have space for one. Instead of a tumble drier, consider:
1. Carefully hanging out your bed sheets. Clothes horses are best, but you could also use dining chairs, doors or internal balustrades to hang your bedsheets from. Take time hanging them – the fewer creases and folds, the faster your bed sheets will dry.
2. Using heat if you need to. Drying your bedsheets near a radiator works wonders in the cooler months of the year. You may also find that using a heated clothes rack helps.
3. Investing in a dehumidifier. Drying laundry in your home can increase condensation, especially in the winter. Combat this by making sure you ventilate your home properly or by using a dehumidifier to remove some of the moisture in the air.
Should you iron bed sheets?
Whether or not you iron bed sheets is entirely up to you. Although it’s lovely to slip between crisp, smooth ironed sheets, not everyone has the time or inclination to iron their bed sheets. The best way to avoid ironing bed sheets is to buy bed linen that doesn’t need ironing. Our French Linen bedding looks beautiful whether or not it’s been ironed, and it’s a similar story with our hemp bedlinen. In fact, the rumpled creases you see on these types of bedding just add to their charm. Find out more about caring for your bed linen with our bed linen care guide.