Between the Sheets

Beds can be a hotbed of stains. From breakfast in bed gone awry to a general build-up of sweat, cleaning your bed sheets and pillow cases can be a challenge. Fortunately, Resolve® is the best way to take on stains in the bedroom. Here’s a rundown of the key problem areas and how to treat them:

Changing the Sheets

According to the cleaning experts, your bed sheets should be changed every week. This is because your bed accumulates dirt, sweat and a number of other nasties every time it’s used. Over time, this build up is simply not sanitary. The body sheds millions of skin cells every day, and given that people spend an average of 6-8 hours asleep per night, it’s natural that the bed becomes a place for dust and dander to build up.

If you get into a routine of washing your bed sheets weekly, you’ll not only enjoy health related benefits, but also prevent stain build up. Here is our quick guide to soaking bed linen:

  1. Bed linen requires soaking, which you can do with Resolve® Gold (powder or gel). There are specific types of Resolve® In-Wash products for treating whites and colours fabrics, so make sure you’re using the right product.
  2. To soak, fill a basin, bowl or tub with warm water, and add clothing to soak along with a scoop of Resolve®. Let the clothing sit for a maximum of 1 hour for colours, and 6 hours for whites.
  3. Finally, wash your clothes as normal. Hurrah, the stains should be gone!

Now that we’ve talked about stain removal, let’s review the specific stains that your bedding might receive:

Sweat Stains

Sweat stains are unfortunately quite noticeable, especially on white sheets. Not that you should only clean if you see a stain, of course, but if you do notice a slightly yellow ring on your pillows or sheets, then you have sweat stains. Don’t worry though, a soak with Resolve® will have them as clean as when you first used them.

Food stains

Breakfast in bed or a midnight snack? Foods and drinks ranging from juice or tea to chocolate or eggs can be a common stain on duvet covers. You can avoid them either by either snacking with a tray in your bed, or eating foods which are less likely to cause stains, such as popcorn!

In general, the more activities you use your bed for, the dirtier it will become. We recommend limiting the time you spend on your bed, as well as keeping it clean with a weekly wash using Resolve®.