With winter here and the cold weather setting in, all we want to do is cuddle up and get warm. That is why flannel sheets tend to be so popular during the colder months; they are so soft and cozy. However, it is easy for our comfy flannel sheets to get rough and loose their appeal if they aren’t properly cared for. We at Laundry Zone want to make sure your flannels stay soft for the entire length of winter, so read on for tips and tricks on how to keep your flannel sheets comfy and cozy, and how to avoid them becoming tough against the skin!
- The first time you decide to wash your flannel sheets, wash them with one-half cup of white vinegar. This will help prevent the fibers from pilling and forming on the sheets. Also, it helps set the color of the fabric to avoid fading.
- Always remember to wash your sheets in warm water instead of hot. Hot water promotes shrinking and can reduce the softness of the material.
- This might seem counterintuitive, but steer clear from fabric softener. Fabric softener leaves chemicals behind that stiffen the fibers of the fabric and reduces softness over time. It can also increase the appearance of pilled fibers.
- Instead of using a softener, add tennis balls into the dryer with your sheets. This might seem odd, but the movement of the tennis balls will reduce fabric clumping and keeps the fabric from rubbing together.
- However, even better than using a dryer is to air-dry the sheets. In doing this, you reduce the chance of pilling and avoid extra wear on the sheets.
- Another tip is to keep multiple sets of sheets to prevent overuse and over-wear. By frequently switching out the sheet sets, you can avoid wearing a set out too quickly.
Overall, the name of the game for maintaining soft and comfy flannel sheets is to avoid overuse and wear. The more delicate and simple your cleaning process, the softer your sheets will remain. If you have any questions or need help keeping your sheets soft this year, be sure to seek help from the experts at Laundry Zone! Stop by today, or contact us by calling 215-240-1858 or visit us online.