Sheet Care

General Guidelines for Drying Bed Linens

General Guidelines for Drying Bed Linens

Follow these general instructions for drying sheets and bed linens:

When drying linen and sheets:

  • Line Drying is always the best.  The sun kills bacteria and linen doesn’t shrink.
  • If using a dryer use a cool cycle.  A hot cycle will cause shrinkage.
  • Leave the sheets in the dryer just until dry.
  • Avoid over drying. You'll just have more wrinkles.
  • Remove sheets from the dryer promptly and fold immediately. 
  • If the sheets have cooled in the dryer and wrinkles have set, toss in a dampened cloth and cool dry for 5-10 minutes longer.
  • Lyocell fabric dries relatively wrinkle-free, but if you want to spruce it up with an iron, use a warm or "synthetic" heat setting and turn off the steam. High heat can damage Lyocell, especially microfiber fabrics, and steam can leave spots that won't come off until the next washing.

Tip;  If you want the bed to look really sharp but don’t want to spend time ironing sheets - just iron the folded over top of the flat sheet.