New sheets are expensive, so you want them to last. Here are a few tips on how to keep your sheets from ripping, pilling, and falling apart:
Start with quality sheets. Sheets come in many different materials these days including cotton, linen, silk, bamboo, eucalyptus, blends, and synthetics. Each type of fabric has its washing and drying requirements; be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions for optimal wear.
Avoid chlorine bleach which weakens fibers and can yellow fabrics.
Don’t over-dry your sheets which can cause the fibers to break.
Ditch the dryer balls which beat your laundry up and can weaken the fabric.
Reduce abrasion while you're sleeping. Pilling and tears often result from friction. Try sleeping with socks on calloused feet and long pajama pants on stubbled legs to reduce abrasion while you sleep.
Reduce abrasion in the laundry by using Wad-Free® for Bed Sheets. Wet fibers are especially fragile. When sheets twist and tangle — either in the washing machine or in the dryer — this causes friction which stresses the fibers in their fragile state. The result is pilling of the sheets, loosening of stitching, and tearing right through the sheet itself. To prevent this, use Wad-Free® for Bed Sheets, the new laundry gadget that keeps sheets from tangling, twisting, and balling-up in both the washing machine and in the dryer.
Not only does Wad-Free® for Bed Sheets preserve your sheets, it keeps your washer from going off-balance, and results in cleaner sheets that dry up to 75% faster with fewer wrinkles…while prolonging the life of both your beds sheets and your appliances.
Wad-Free® for Bed Sheets is easy-to-use, reusable, and made in the USA out of partially recycled plastic. Wad-Free™ for Bed Sheets is safe for all fabrics and appliances and works on any size and type of sheet.
Wad-Free® for Bed Sheets is available now at wadfree.com, Amazon, and on The Grommet.
With proper care, you favorite bed sheets can last many years.