Coffee with Bedside
Welcome to our new blog series, “Coffee with Bedside”. We often get asked similar questions daily in regards to bedding and bath, so we decided it would make a fun blog series. Bedside Manor wants to continue to be resource for you and your home! Grab your morning coffee (preferably in a cozy bed) and enjoy the read.
We want to hear from you, our loyal customers! Please submit questions to [email protected] so we can add them to the weekly cue.
How do I launder my towels?
Such a common question at Bedside Manor! We always recommend checking the label on your product for the best care instructions. We know that beautiful towels are a splurge and with the proper care you can give these items a longer life.
- Use a linen or towel wash, not a generic detergent. We stand by Le Blanc towel wash which is made specifically to treat luxury bath linens. The formula protects the fibers from losing wicking ability and color and will help to maintain absorbency and softness.
- Remember that less is more. Have you ever washed a towel and it comes out of the dryer all crunchy? This is from using too much detergent. We recommend about 2 oz per wash.
- Typically, machine wash in warm water and tumble dry. Do NOT use bleach or fabric softener. Using fabric softener takes away the wicking ability and will reduce the effect of the cotton.
- For best results we recommend washing towels alone and not combined with clothing and other linens.
How many sets of sheets should I have?
Imagine wearing your favorite white blouse every day. You get home and wash it at night and then put it back on the next morning. Over time, the shirt is going wear and will not last as long, right? That is why you have a few other shirts to rotate. Think of your sheets just like your favorite white blouse. Not only does it need to be taken care of, but it needs some rest from constant wash and wear.
We recommend having 2-3 sets of sheets: 1 for the bed, 1 for the wash, and possibly 1 for the linen closest. This way you are not always washing the same set. Along with proper care, rotating your sheets will help maintain the quality and life of the linens. Looking for another set of sheets? Check out our private label, available in ivory or white.
What is the difference between Percale vs. Sateen? How do I choose?
We actually wrote a whole blog post dedicated to this question which you can read about here! Both sateen and percale are made from 100% cotton but have a different hand and feel due to the way they are woven.
Do you like sleeping in a cool, crisp sheet? Then percale is the right fabric for you. If you want something warm and silky, we recommend going with Sateen. We have multiple options for both percale and sateen available for you.
We hope you enjoyed the first post for this blog series. Please contact us if you have any questions you want answered in the future!