How To Care For Your Third Sheets
If you’ve treated yourself to a set of our super-soft Third sheets, it’s natural that you’ll want to keep them in great condition for as long as possible. Here are some of our top tips to help you care for your Third sheets and ensure they’ll be a mainstay in your bedroom for many years to come.
To wash or not to wash?
We do recommend washing your new Third sheets before you sleep on them for the first time. Rest assured that you won’t miss out on any of that ‘fresh new sheets’ feeling by washing them first! Being 100% cotton, our sheets don’t lose any of their lustre after a washing machine cycle – in fact, over time, they’ll get even softer.
When it comes to washing your sheets, we recommend that you use a nice, gentle cycle on your washing machine. Some machines have a dedicated cycle for bedding, which is a great option for your Third sheets. If your machine doesn’t have one of these specific settings, a regular cotton or delicates cycle should do the trick.
Third sheets wash well at any temperature. Cotton can withstand the hotter temperatures, which can sanitise the sheets more effectively – but it also washes well at cooler temperatures, and you’ll notice much less wrinkling on a colder setting.
Don’t go overboard with detergent on your Third sheets. More detergent doesn’t necessarily mean more clean! The excess detergent can actually end up coating the sheets and may compromise the amazing softness of our sateen sheets. Use a mild detergent sparingly, and avoid bleach at all costs – the chemicals can break down the fabric faster, causing them to age more quickly than they usually would.
You won’t need to use any fabric softener or other textile treatments on Third sheets – they’ll drape perfectly without.
Drying your Third sheets
The best way to dry your Third sheets is naturally, by draping them carefully over a washing line or drying rack. However, we know that not everyone has the time or the space to let their sheets air dry. If you want to use a tumble dryer for your sheets, try to stick with lower heat settings – tumble drying at hot temperatures will break down the fabric much faster.
If you do use a tumble dryer to lift away most of the moisture, take the sheets out while they’re still ever-so-slightly damp, then let them dry flat for the last portion of the drying process.
When your Third sheets aren’t in use, store them in a cool, dry place, where they won’t be exposed to moths. Underbed storage, drawers or linen closets are the best choice.
It’s obviously not compulsory to iron your Third sheets, but we know there are people out there who love nothing more than slipping into a pristine, wrinkle-free bed. Sateen sheets wrinkle much less than percale and other options, so you won’t need to put much effort into your ironing. Use a medium-hot setting, and use quick iron strokes to get rid of the creases without damaging your sheets.
Any other questions on how to care for your Third sheets? Our team are always prepared with tips and advice. Get in touch today.