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How to extend the life of your sheets and bedding

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We spend a huge portion of our lives in bed, so it makes sense to invest in high-quality sheets and bedding. However, if you don’t know how to make them last and have found yourself replacing them before you need to, it’s important to learn about proper care and maintenance. All it takes is one laundry mistake to render your duvet irrelevant.

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The essential guide to extending the life of your bedding

To help you keep your bedding nice and cozy for years to come, we’ve put together a guide to some of the most common questions that customers have regarding their sheets and bedding.

How do I keep my bed sheets fresh and how often should bed sheets be washed in a month?

The best way to keep your sheets fresh is by washing them at least twice a month, and as often as once a week depending on your lifestyle. For example, if you’re someone who sweats a lot throughout the night, you might need to wash them more often than someone who doesn’t. It’s imperative that you maintain optimal hygiene to keep your bedding at its best.

Rotating your bedding is also a great way to prevent premature wear and tear on the most strained parts of your sheets. You can do this in between washes if you keep to a bi-weekly laundry schedule, or just rotate them with each wash if you wash them more often.

What temperature should I wash bed sheets?

Following the correct care instructions is essential to making your bedsheets last as long as possible. Hot water can cause shrinkage and make it more difficult for your sheets to stretch back over your mattress. Not only that, but you’ll notice that the fibers become much more strained as a result.

Can I wash my blanket, bed, and pillow sheets together?

You can wash these items together as long as the materials aren’t too different, and the care instructions are the same for each item. Always use cold water to make sure you don’t cause anything to shrink. Heavier bedding should be washed separately to ensure that it gets cleaned properly and dries evenly.

Do I need a mattress protector?

Using a mattress protector can help extend the life of your sheets and bedding. It can protect them from spills, stains, and dust mites. Protect-A-Bed is a popular brand that offers high-quality mattress protectors that are waterproof and hypoallergenic.

Use adjustable bed sheets for adjustable beds

A lot of people use adjustable beds these days, for various reasons. If you have one, make sure you use adjustable bed sheets that are designed to fit the contours of your bed. When you do this, you won’t need to deal with the discomfort of your sheets bunching up or slipping.

What is the best material for sheets?

Everyone has their preferences, but you should always look for sheets that are made from durable, high-quality materials like cotton or silk. Egyptian cotton is extremely popular worldwide, and for good reason as it’s great for sensitive skin and can stand up against frequent washes.


When you use the tips above, you’ll be well on your way to extending the life of your sheets and bedding. If you’re in the market for some new bedding, make sure you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited so you can feel better about spending more with access to product protection for any of your new investments. Instead of daydreaming about your ideal bedroom, you can splurge for that chic queen bed comforter you’ve been eyeing.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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