Many customers who buy new sheets, duvet covers, and the like often wonder if they should follow the instructions written on the product cover regarding washing them before use. Well, why do you need to wash new sheets before using them for the first time? What will happen if you don’t? Maybe you are also wondering if washing them might affect their size and color. Or maybe, you also want to know how to do it properly. Allow us to provide you the answers to these questions.
Do You Need to Wash New Sheets?
Yes, you do!
When you buy fresh bed sheets, you will notice that they appear crisp and clean as they are neatly folded to make them attractive in their package. The purpose of this is for sizing, but what maintains this attractive state is the presence of chemicals like formaldehyde, butane, and propane. These odorous chemicals may be harmful to your skin and body, so be sure to wash your new sheets at least once to remove these chemical residues.