5 Things You Didn't Know Were Hiding in Your Bedding
By Annie Pryatel
Your bedding and linens may be fluffy and cozy, but there may be some not-so-nice things hiding in them that require an eco-friendly clean.
Last year, we learned that many of you don’t regularly change your bed sheets in our American Laundry Habits Survey. 17% of men and 7% of women say they never wash their guest sheets. When it came to washing bedding, around 7% of men said they only wash their sheets every six months and 10% of men said they couldn’t remember the last time they did it.
Your beds and linens are full of (bad) surprises that could be affecting your skin, allergies, and sleeping habits.
Why is getting your bedding and linens cleaned by a professional so important? There are five main reasons why you should refresh your bedroom.
1. Dust Mites: Dust mites are microscopic bugs that feed off of dust, dirt, and dead skin cells left behind in your bedding and linens. It’s estimated that 1/3 of your bedding and linens could be infested with these pesky little bugs! They can cause allergy flair ups! The right combination of eco-friendly detergents and care can ensure dust mites don’t take over your bedroom.
2. Animal and Human Hair: Hair isn’t always easy to spot. It can get deep inside your linens and bedding. Sometimes, even high-powered washers and vacuums can’t remove all the hair! A professional cleaner is able to remove all the hidden hairs you may not notice with your eyes.
3. Dead Skin: Believe it or not, your skin falls off in your sleep, even if it’s not flaky! On average, a person will shed about 1.5 pounds of dead skin a year. Dust mites love to feed on dead skin, so making sure your bedding and linens are washed regularly can help keep the dust mites away.
4. Bugs: Besides dust mites, other microscopic bugs can linger in your sheets. From bed bugs to fleas, your home can create an atmosphere for these little triggers to set up shop.
5. Sweat: Did you know the average human sweats 2 gallons of sweat a year? Now imagine most of that sweat being soaked up by your pillows, blankets, and sheets.
When was the last time you had your bedding and linens professionally cleaned? With our eco-friendly detergent and processes, not only will you refresh your bedding and linens but we’ll send them back to you toxin-free. Refresh your bedroom and wake up feeling refreshed this fall! Call Casa Dry Cleaners today 212-647-8602 or schedule a pick up! Free Dropoff and Pickup.
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Cotton is a universal fabric that can be made thin, in order to be breezy for summer, or thick so it can hold up to the elements of winter. It’s also a great alternative for people who have allergies to fabrics like wool. It’s fairly durable, but it is also a very breathable fabric and is very soft. One drawback of cotton is that it absorbs moisture, so it’s not an ideal fabric to wear on its own if there are harsh weather conditions in the forecast.
Leather and Faux Leather
Leather is a gorgeous fabric that is perfect for not only the winter months but all year round. Leather is a unique textile because it seems to get better with age. It forms to you, it’s very durable, and it’s a great shield against the elements. You need to maintain leather in a special way, but if you can manage it, you can keep it forever. For a more animal-friendly option, you can also opt for faux leather, which doesn’t use any animal products.
One gorgeous, and incredibly warm fabric, to consider when things start to cool down is wool. Raw wool is typically gotten from sheep, but more recently, manufactured options are hitting retail stores. Wool is a special fabric because it creates a natural insulation due to the air pockets that are present throughout. On top of that, it’s also water-resistant, so it’s a great option for snowy and rainy weather. Wool is lightweight, yet strong, which makes it fairly durable and long-lasting. All-in-all, it’s one of the best options for casual or formal cold-weather gear.
Fur and Faux Fur
Humans have been using fur to keep warm for millennia. Fur was relatively easy to procure in the olden days and was used to keep the elements out while also retaining plenty of warmth for the cold, snowy months. Now that we have central heating, fur is more of a statement piece than a necessity, but it still keeps us warm all the same. We even have a faux fur option so we can still be fashionable without the need for an animal to lose its coat. Both options are warm and durable, but you need to know how to maintain them so you can keep them looking like new for years.
Last, but not least, is fleece. Fleece is pretty much synonymous with the winter time. Fleece is infinitely comfortable and relatively lightweight, so it’s a great fabric to use in casual, everyday coats and jackets so you can stay warm on the go. Along with it being lightweight, fleece is also an inexpensive fabric, so you can get a lot for very little money. It’s typically not water-resistant, so it’s best to keep it out of the rain and heavy snow if you opt not to put on a moisture-wicking layer on top.