The bedspread is a fabric which is used as a mattress cover bed and not infrequently used for blankets for some people. But how often do you wash the sheets? Linens often go unnoticed for cleaning, because many people are more diligent wash a pillow or bolster.
In fact, according to a professor of microbiology and pathology at New York University School of Medicine named Philip Tierno, PhD, linen is the gathering place of bacteria, dust, mold, dead skin cells and any other impurities. If left in place too long can affect the health and skin infections.
While microbiologist Kelly Reynolds of the University of Arizona said most people wash the sheets within a week once. But he added, a good time to wash the sheets depends on the habits of the owner of the sheets.
If the many activities undertaken on the sheet, then the good sheets are washed frequently, but if the sheets only used for sleeping, no matter wash the sheets every two weeks.
Three of these tips can be your guide how to wash the sheets are good so that the sheets always clean and not easily damaged.
1. Use Hot Water
Wash the sheets using hot water can kill germs attached to the sheets. You can increase the temperature of the water in your washing machine and rinse longer to make sure the bacteria and germs that stick was lost.
2. Use Bleach
If your sheets are white, then it’s right for you wash it with bleach. Reynolds said bleach is capable of killing the virus attached to the sheets.
3. Drying In the Sun
The best way is to hang sheets drying outdoors directly exposed to heat and sunlight. Sunlight can be a killer germs naturally. Drying the sheets until completely dry.
Do not force put on the sheets in a state still damp, in addition to inviting the emergence of the development of mold, damp sheets also makes you susceptible to colds.