Feb 29, 2020

Wash Bamboo Sheets

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Bamboo fabric is easy to clean in your washing machine, but there are a few things to watch out for during the process to keep your sheets in peak condition. Always use a mild, bleach-free liquid detergent, cold water, and the gentle cycle setting to keep your sheets in great shape. They may feel a bit stiff when you take them out of the washing machine, which is normal! They’ll soften right back up after the drying process. Line-drying is best, but it’s totally fine to put bamboo sheets in the dryer as long as you use a low heat and low tumble setting.   
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Bamboo sheets are easy to clean in your washing machine, but there are a few things you should do to keep them in peak condition. Always use a mild, bleach-free liquid detergent, cold water, and the gentle cycle to preserve the bamboo fibers. The sheets may feel a bit stiff when you take them out of the washing machine, which is totally normal. They’ll soften right back up during the drying process. Line-drying is best for bamboo fabric, but it’s totally fine to put the sheets in the dryer using a low heat and low tumble setting.   
   
 
== Steps ==  
 
== Steps ==  
 
===Using the Washing Machine===  
 
===Using the Washing Machine===  
# Wash bamboo sheets every 7-10 days to keep them in peak condition. Bamboo sheets are antibacterial and hypoallergenic, but they still need to be washed regularly if you want to keep them clean. Aim to run your sheets through a wash cycle every 7-10 days. Bamboo fabric is quite resilient, so if your sheets tend to get sweaty or dirty fast, you can wash them more frequently.<ref>https://ift.tt/2wdTpMn>  
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# Wash bamboo sheets every 7-10 days to keep them in peak condition. Bamboo sheets are antibacterial and hypoallergenic, but they still need to be washed regularly if you want to keep them clean. Aim to run your sheets through a wash cycle every 7-10 days. Bamboo fabric is quite resilient, so you can wash the sheets more frequently, if necessary.<ref>https://ift.tt/2wdTpMn>  
 
#* During the less humid winter months, you can get away with washing your bamboo sheets every 2 weeks or so.  
 
#* During the less humid winter months, you can get away with washing your bamboo sheets every 2 weeks or so.  
#Pretreat stains with a chlorine-free stain remover, if needed. If you’re dealing with a stain, apply a pretreatment product and let it soak in for about 5 minutes before you toss the sheets in the washing machine. Check the label to confirm your product is chlorine-free before applying it. Go with an enzymatic strain remover for oil and blood stains.<ref>https://ift.tt/39njl6Z>  
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#Pre-treat stains with a chlorine-free stain remover, if needed. Feel free to use a pre-treatment product to deal with stains, but check the product label to make sure it's chlorine-free first. Apply the pre-treatment directly to the stain and let it soak in for 5 minutes before tossing the sheets in the washing machine.
#*Application instructions may vary from product to product, so be sure to check the packaging for information using the stain remover.  
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#* Go with an enzymatic stain remover for oil and blood stains.<ref>https://ift.tt/39njl6Z>  
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#*Application instructions may vary from product to product, so be sure to check the packaging before using the stain remover.  
 
# Place your sheets in the washing machine by themselves. Bamboo material tends to attract lint from other items, especially towels and blankets, which can be difficult to remove and cause pilling. Additionally, zippers, buttons, and hardware on garments can damage the bamboo fibers. To prevent issues, don’t put any other laundry in the machine with your sheets.<ref>https://ift.tt/2wdTpMn>  
 
# Place your sheets in the washing machine by themselves. Bamboo material tends to attract lint from other items, especially towels and blankets, which can be difficult to remove and cause pilling. Additionally, zippers, buttons, and hardware on garments can damage the bamboo fibers. To prevent issues, don’t put any other laundry in the machine with your sheets.<ref>https://ift.tt/2wdTpMn>  
# Add mild liquid laundry detergent to the washing machine dispenser. Measure out the recommended amount of detergent for your load size and add it to your machine. Never use laundry detergent that contains bleach, since bleach can damage bamboo fibers. The mild liquid detergent that you use for your other delicates will work just fine. You don’t need a special detergent.<ref>https://ift.tt/39njl6Z>  
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# Add mild liquid laundry detergent to the washing machine dispenser. Measure out the recommended amount of detergent for your load size and add it to your machine. The mild liquid detergent that you use for your other delicates will work just fine for this—you don’t need to buy a special detergent.<ref>https://ift.tt/39njl6Z>  
#*Avoid liquid fabric softener, which can break down bamboo fibers. Bamboo fabric is already extremely soft, so you don’t need softener anyway.<ref>https://ettitude.com/fabrics/bamboo-sheets-care-guide-2/</ref>
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#*Never use laundry detergent that contains bleach.
# Set your machine to the cold water setting and start a gentle cycle. Bamboo is durable, but it’s best to washing them using the gentle cycle to extend the life of your sheets. Hot water can damage and shrink bamboo, so always use the cold water setting on your machine. Press “start” to begin the wash cycle once you’ve updated your machine’s settings.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgqCLcSZJoE&feature=youtu.be&t=44</ref>  
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# Set your machine to the cold water setting and start a gentle cycle. Bamboo is durable, but it’s best to washing your sheets using the gentle cycle to extend the life and quality. Since hot water can damage and shrink bamboo, always use the cold water setting on your machine. Press “start” to begin the wash cycle after updating your machine’s settings.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgqCLcSZJoE&feature=youtu.be&t=44</ref>  
#*Cold water will remove odors and dirt from your bamboo sheets, so don’t worry about that.  
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#*Cold water is sufficient for removing odors, stains, and dirt from bamboo fabric.
   
 
===Drying and Storing Bamboo Sheets===  
 
===Drying and Storing Bamboo Sheets===  
# Line-dry bamboo sheets to preserve fiber integrity, if possible. If it’s a nice day out and you’re set up to line dry your laundry, line-drying is recommended for drying bamboo sheets. Hang the sheets outside in the sun and give them time to dry completely before bringing them inside.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgqCLcSZJoE&feature=youtu.be&t=54</ref>  
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# Line-dry bamboo sheets to preserve the fabric's integrity, if possible. If it’s a nice day out and you have the right supplies to do it, line-drying is best for bamboo sheets. Hang the sheets outside in the sun and be sure to give them enough time to dry completely before bringing them inside.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgqCLcSZJoE&feature=youtu.be&t=54</ref>  
#*Line-drying isn’t always possible or convenient! It is perfectly acceptable to use your machine dryer to dry bamboo sheets.  
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#*Line-drying isn’t always possible or convenient! It is perfectly fine to put bamboo sheets in your dryer.  
 
#*You can also hang bamboo sheets indoors to air-dry them, if you prefer.  
 
#*You can also hang bamboo sheets indoors to air-dry them, if you prefer.  
#Transfer your sheets to a dryer if you can’t line-dry them. You may want shake out each pillow case before you put it in the dryer to straighten out the hem and prevent wrinkles. Add the bedding to the dryer 1 piece at a time to make sure everything dries evenly and linens aren’t twisted around each other.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdGyQo3m64s&feature=youtu.be&t=10</ref>  
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#Transfer your sheets to a dryer if you can’t line-dry them. You may want to quickly shake out the pillowcases and sheets to straighten the hems before tossing each piece in the dryer. Transfer 1 piece of bedding at a time to confirm the linens aren’t twisted around each other.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdGyQo3m64s&feature=youtu.be&t=10</ref>  
#*If your wet bamboo fabric feels a bit rough or stiff, don’t worry—this is totally normal. The sheets will soften back up during the drying process.  
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#*If you grab the whole load and shove it in the dryer without shaking out each piece, the fabric may dry unevenly or end up wrinkled.
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#*If the wet fabric feels a bit rough or stiff, don’t worry—this is totally normal. The sheets will soften back up during the drying process.  
 
#Set the dryer to low heat and low tumble settings to prevent damage. Check on your sheets after about 30 minutes to see how dry they are. Continue to dry them in 15-minute intervals until they’re completely dry. Avoid exposing them to more heat than is absolutely needed.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgqCLcSZJoE&feature=youtu.be&t=63</ref>  
 
#Set the dryer to low heat and low tumble settings to prevent damage. Check on your sheets after about 30 minutes to see how dry they are. Continue to dry them in 15-minute intervals until they’re completely dry. Avoid exposing them to more heat than is absolutely needed.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgqCLcSZJoE&feature=youtu.be&t=63</ref>  
 
#*Do not use dryer sheets with bamboo sheets.   
 
#*Do not use dryer sheets with bamboo sheets.   
# Remove sheets from the dryer when the cycle ends to prevent wrinkles. If you can’t put the sheets back on your bed immediately, don’t worry too much. Wrinkled bamboo sheets tend to flatten back out nicely a few hours after you make up your bed with them. However, it’s important to take bamboo sheets out of the hot dryer as soon as possible and avoid drying them for longer than necessary.<ref>https://ift.tt/2wdTpMn>  
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# Remove sheets from the dryer when the cycle ends to prevent wrinkles. If you can’t put the sheets back on your bed immediately, don’t worry too much. Wrinkled bamboo sheets tend to flatten back out nicely a few hours after you make up the bed with them. However, it’s important to take the sheets out of the hot dryer quickly to limit heat exposure.<ref>https://ift.tt/2wdTpMn>  
#*You can iron your sheets using a low heat setting if you like, but it’s usually not necessary.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgqCLcSZJoE&feature=youtu.be&t=78</ref>  
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#*You can iron your sheets using low heat and no steam if you like, but it’s usually not necessary.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgqCLcSZJoE&feature=youtu.be&t=78</ref>  
#Store folded sheets in a cool, dark place if they aren't going on your bed. Place your folded sheets in a dark linen closet or cabinet. Stack your folded sheets loosely and avoid placing them in airtight plastic containers. It’s also important that your storage space be moisture-free, since bamboo holds on to moisture and can become mildewed over time.<ref>https://ift.tt/2wdTpMn>  
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#Store folded sheets in a cool, dark place if they aren't going on your bed. Stack your folded linens loosely in a dark closet or cabinet. Avoid placing them in airtight plastic containers. Make sure your storage space is moisture-free, since bamboo holds on to moisture and can mildew over time.<ref>https://ift.tt/2wdTpMn>  
#* Avoid direct sunlight, which can break down the fibers.  
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#* Avoid storing them in direct sunlight, which can break down the fibers.  
   
 
== Things You’ll Need ==  
 
== Things You’ll Need ==  


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