If the color and textures of your pillowcases and towels are compatible, you can wash them together. However, before washing, you need to read care labels on towels and pillowcases.
Organize laundry to make tasks more efficient.
Healthy laundry habits can prevent illness.
Since towels and bed linens, including pillowcases may come in contact with body fluids, sores and other sources of bacteria, we should disinfect these items to reduce the risk of spreading infections.
Choose right temperature for the fabrics and colors. For instance, use hot water to wash light-colored cotton sheets, pillowcases and towels. Pre-treat any stains before starting the laundry, for heat will set stains. Before putting the pillowcases and towels in the washer, blood, ink, coffee or juice spills may come out if you use recommended stain removal methods and cold water.
Sorting laundry ahead of time
As we know, sheets, pillowcases and towels have different colors and textures.
- Separate the darks from the lights to avoid color transfer. For instance, a red T-shirt washed with white towels could turn all of them pink.
- Texture can also affect laundry results. If you wash thick and newer towels with pillowcases, you may get some lint on the pillowcases.
- Separate any pillow that might shed lint from the towel, preventing lint transfer. Compared with smooth-textured pillowcases, flannel pillowcase is easier to keep the fluff.
- Use hot water to wash light linens to kill bed bugs and other pests.
- It is recommended to use bleach or borax when you wash towels and bedding.
- Keep bleach, borax and other laundry and cleaning products out of the reach of children.