Unless you’re fully invested in the relaxed bohemian aesthetic, you probably won’t love the look of crumpled bedsheets. Having a beautifully crisp, almost hotel-bedroom-like, bed to fall into at the end of the day, is in our book, one of life’s small luxuries.
An effort is needed to iron out your bedsheets after every wash cycle, and it can be a tedious chore to do, especially in the hot summer weather. However, the result is crease-free and wrinkle-free bedsheets that add to the comfort factor of a good night’s sleep. Plus, ironing bedsheets eliminates dust mites and other bacteria that can’t survive in high temperatures. Today’s blog isn’t about making a case for ironing, but rather, on tips to iron bedsheets.
So without further delay, here are our top five tips on how to iron bedsheets!
1. Damp Bedsheets
If you’ve ever ironed a bedsheet, you’ll know that it’s easier to iron out wrinkles when they are slightly damp. Therefore, once your bedsheets are done with their wash cycle in the washing machine, please remove them and hang them to dry for a few minutes before ironing them. Bedsheets should be more dry than wet when you begin to iron.
2. Extra Crisp
A starch spray is essential for crisp sheets and to keep wrinkles at bay. Bedsheets that have been ironed with a starch spray preserve their crease-free state for longer. Therefore, you can go to bed at night knowing that when you wake up in the morning, all that tossing and turning didn’t create too many creases. We suggest getting a bed linen spray with a subtle scent – there’s nothing better than fresh smelling bedsheets to fall into at night.
3. Not Too Hot!
Remember, always check the care label on the bedsheets before you start to iron. The heat setting will be clearly indicated on the label. Aim to iron bedsheets with the recommended heat setting; this will ensure that your bedsheets retain their colour brilliance and avoid any potential burn marks!
4. Steam Setting or Steam Press
A steam press is a great appliance to get rid of wrinkles and crease lines quickly. Plus, it’s portable and can be used to iron out fold lines directly on the mattress, once you’ve made your bed. This is an extra step that will give you a neat and tidy looking bed. However, if you don’t have a steam press, then use the steam setting on your iron, making sure to read your iron’s manual to ensure you don’t burn your bedsheets. If your iron doesn’t have a steam setting, keep a spray bottle with water on hand to spray as you iron.
5. Fold and Iron
Making a single fold or a double fold while you iron your top sheet or fitted sheet will make it infinitely more comfortable for you to iron large size bedsheets. Unless you have a large ironing board or the patience to iron whole bedsheets, we suggest making a single fold down the middle and then ironing out the crease lines. You can either do a single or double fold that will make the ironing process a lot more manageable and time-saving. Hot Tip: Don’t forget your pillow covers and duvet covers too. If you want an utterly wrinkle-free bed, then iron all your bed linen!
In case you need more instructions on how to iron bedsheets, we found this great video below that will get you started. Remember to use our nifty tips before you iron your clean sheets. It might seem like a lot of effort, but the result is absolutely worth it!
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Till Next Time,
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