Flannel sheets are among the softest and warmest sheets available to be used in the months of winter. Not only this but they go perfectly in the summer months and no other blanket is required. If flannel sheets are looked after carefully they stay soft for a longer period of time. This way you can keep them for the winter months or you can use them for the whole year. Flannel sheets UK can be made to last longer if you follow these tips.
Increasing the Flannel Sheets lifespan
Use Vinegar: When washing for the very first time use one-half cup of white vinegar. This way you will be able to keep the pills (balled-up fibers) from making on your sheets. Also by doing this you will make your sheet color permanent and will keep it from fading.
Don’t apply fabric softener: Fabric softener leaves behind chemicals that make the fabric fibers stiff and reduces the softness of the flannel overtime. Due to absorption of such chemicals the chances of appearance of pills increases. Instead do thing that put in some tennis balls with your sheets in dryer. This movement of balls will help reduce the clumping of fabric fibers.
Use of Warm water when washing: While washing warm sheets remember to use warm water and keep hot water away as it could result in shrinking or fading of the sheet. Some manufacturers even recommend using cold water so using warm or cold water will help from shrinking or fading. It doesn’t matter if it is flannel bed sheets or fitted sheet just wash them in cold or warm water.
Air-Dry your sheets as much as possible: Allowing your bed sheets to dry out a room temperature will help your sheets to last longer and this way you will be able to help your sheet from forming pills and at high temperature you risk your sheets to wear out faster.
Limit yourself from lotions: In place of applying lotions in night try to apply those lotions in morning as you wake up not only this but also applying oils and lying on bed sheets increases the risk pill forming and your sheets might dry out sooner than you think.
Above is the complete guide to keep your sheets healthy and long-lasting.