How to keep comforters, pillow shams and towels crisp and clean

Do you know the last time you washed your bedding? Not just your sheets, but the actual comforter itself? If you had to think about it, then it's probably been too long.

Over the course of our lifetime, it's estimated that the average person will spend about 25 years in their bed. Given how much time we're spending there, it's important to make sure your bedding set, as well as other household items you use every day like your decorative pillow shams, towels and other daily linens, are not only crisp and clean between uses, but that they are also cared for properly so they can maintain good condition for as long as you want to use them.

How often should you wash these items?

When it comes to sheets and towels, it's recommended to wash them once per week. However, you'll want to use your best judgment based on your unique circumstances. For example, if you live in a warm climate like Arizona, you may want to consider washing them more often.

Your comforter and pillow shams, however, does not need to be washed as often, as most people use a sheet to separate your skin from the comforter and do not sleep on their decorative pillow shams. Typically, you'll want to wash those items at least twice per year, but again, if you have a special circumstance like having your pet sleep with you or frequently eating in bed, you may need to wash the comforter more often than that.

Dry Cleaning or DIY Washing?

Bulkier items like your comforter will need enough room to get adequately clean and dry, so it's best to take your comforter to a local Arizona Tide Cleaners. This is especially necessary if you have a more delicate item like a down comforter or decorative pillow shams. In that case, it's best to leave that to the professionals.

Sheets and towels can be washed at home, but it's best not to wash them together as towels can produce lint that will stick to your sheets, which doesn't exactly make for smooth sleeping. So trust our cleaning experts instead to ensure they're perfect every time.

Now that you know how to properly clean all of your household items, you might be in the mood to do a deep clean yourself. If that's the case, Tide Cleaners Arizona has numerous locations throughout the metro Phoenix, AZ area which are conveniently located and offer 24/7 drop-off and pickup. Bring us your household items like comforters, curtains, tablecloths and decorative pillow sham, and our professional equipment will remove the toughest stains while maintaining a soft touch to handle the most delicate items. Where regular washing can cause these items to shrink or fall apart, our machines will preserve their color and comfort for longer Click here to find an Tide Cleaners Arizona near you!