If there is one place at home where we are careless, that is in our bed. When we are tired from a day’s work, some of us do not even care to get rid of our footwear or change to a night dress before getting to bed.
All this freedom takes a toll on how our bedsheets smell and look. Our body odour, creams and oils we use etc make the bedsheet a big challenge while cleaning. We can try and use the toughest cleaning mode available on our washing machine. But there is no guarantee that it will fix the bad smell that has got into our bed sheets.
For better effect, try the hot water wash mode that is available in your washing machine. It might take more than one attempt to make some progress. We need to spend extra time and care not only to make it clean but also to smell good.
It is ok to take professional help to deal with such heavy tasks. Professional experts have the right kind of cleaning solution and techniques that can fix it for you.
Let us concentrate on making the bed sheet smell good this time. Make sure to go through the proper cleaning methods before trying to remove the bad smell.
Homemade Cleaning Solution
We will need dish soap, white vinegar and baking soda to begin with. We will also need a bucket and some hot water.
Fill the bucket with hot water and add a cup of white vinegar to it. Mix a tablespoon of dish soap to this solution.
Add your bedsheet to this solution and swish it a bit using your hands. We need to make sure that it is completely saturated and let it soak. The more time it spends in the bucket, the better. If possible, keep it overnight for best results.
Add half a cup of baking soda into the washing machine drum. Remove the bedsheet from the white vinegar solution and wring them a bit. Add the bedsheet to the washing drum of your washing machine.
Use the toughest setting for washing and use the hottest water during the process.
Let the cleaning process complete. Wait until the dryer finishes the task.
It is time to check how well the method has worked for us. Take the bedsheet after the drying cycle and check for any bad smell. The bedsheet should now give a fresher odour than what used to linger in it.
If you are not happy about the result, repeat the soaking process. Avoid adding baking soda this time. Or any time on the same sheet. Normally, it will take only another attempt for a regular home bedsheet.
The important part is to let it soak effectively so that the solution can have an effect on the bedsheet. White vinegar is a powerful cleaning agent. It is good for getting rid of germs too. Such properties make it a hot favorite in cleaning tasks. Using them on bed sheets will make sure that it is clean, smells good, and is germ-free at the same time.