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Tips to Keep Your Bedsheets, Quilts and Pillows Smelling Fresh This Rainy Season

  • Tips to Keep Your Bedsheets, Quilts and Pillows Smelling Fresh This Rainy Season
  • July 11, 2021

We are all familiar with the damp and musty smell that emanates from bed linen that has been exposed to fungus, mould and mildew. Humid conditions are the biggest cause of this. In the rainy season, increasing humidity is a given! 

However, there are several ways to ensure that this does not have an adverse effect on your bedding. Follow our tips and you will have fresh smelling bed sheets, quilts and pillows all through the monsoon!

A key factor to consider is the right way to store your bedding when not in use. Floral sachets are the perfect way to achieve this. A subtle alternative to this, however, is to use soap wrapped in fabric. A strong-smelling soap in fabric, kept alongside your stored bed linen will have your sheets and pillowcases smelling like a bouquet of flowers.

A linen spray is an effortless and effective way of tackling nasty odours. Sprayed on your bed sheets, quilts or pillows before you crawl into bed will ensure an extremely invigorating fragrance. With a few basic and everyday ingredients, a linen spray can be made at home with ease.

One of the most important tips is to make sure that your bed linen, whether bed sheets, quilts, comforters or pillowcases are completely dry before use or before you store them away. This way, mould and fungus which thrive in moist conditions will not have an opportunity to use your bedding as their home. Airing your bed linen on a drier day or exposing it to direct sunlight should do the trick. 

Not an ingredient just used for cooking, baking soda is a natural deodorizer and cleanser. It also tends to soften the water whilst washing. Baking soda is also a mild antiseptic that will discourage the growth of bacteria, freeing your bed linen of germs.

Dehumidifiers are a great way to remove unwanted and excess moisture from your bed linen. Fungus and mould are huge fans of dark and damp areas. Dehumidifiers should be placed in a part of the area where your bedding is stored, to prevent moisture from accumulating inside. 

As a rule, it is important to remember that whether a closet, a shelf or simply in storage bags, all bedding should be able to breathe. As and when possible, it should be aired. Any storage bags that are used should be made out of fabric which would allow the bed linen to breathe freely and easily.