If you’re at all interested in the world of comfy, cozy bedding, you probably already know that 100% cotton is different from a cotton-poly blend. Cotton is softer and gives you that cool, smooth feeling when you lie down in bed. Polyester blends can feel clammy, don’t smell as fresh, and are more likely to stain.
You’re probably also familiar with thread counts and have figured out that higher thread count isn’t necessarily better (although high quality high thread count bed sheets are worth paying for). There’s a lot to know about bed sheets. For instance, do you know what the finish of a bed sheet is? A finish is the type of chemicals used to keep sheets from wrinkling or to create a sheen. These can include alkalis (for sheen), chlorine, silicon, and formaldehyde.
Fortunately, not all sheets are finished. Some, called pure-finish sheets, have had all chemical traces removed and none added. And of course, there’s organic cotton sheets. Comfortable, soft, high quality, good for the environment, and good for people with allergies and sensitivities, organic cotton sheets are one of the best options out there.
These days, many cleaners come in concentrated versions, organic laundry detergent included. The smaller containers are filled with concentrated detergent, allowing you to use less product per load of wash. The shrunken size means less packaging, less cost to produce, and less space needed in your laundry room.
To cut down on how often you need to deep clean your carpets, follow a cleaning schedule for your floors. Vacuum regularly to loosen up and remove dirt and debris. Opt for spot treating stains and spills with an organic carpet cleaner, rather than washing the entire carpet. You’ll save time and money!