How do you wash pillowcases?

How do you wash pillowcases?

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Washing pillowcases is a relatively straightforward process. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

Always check the care label: Before washing your pillowcases, check the care label. The label will provide specific instructions for washing and drying. Follow any guidelines or recommendations mentioned.

Sort and separate: Separate your pillowcases from other laundry items. Sorting them by color and fabric type is a good practice to avoid color bleeding or fabric damage.

Pre-treat stains: If you notice stains on the pillowcases, pre-treat them before washing. Apply a small amount of stain remover or you can pour liquid detergent directly to the stained area, gently rub it in, and let it sit for a few minutes before washing.

Select appropriate settings: Choose the appropriate water temperature and wash cycle for your pillowcases. In general, a warm or cool water setting, and a gentle or delicate cycle are suitable for most pillowcases. Again, refer to the care label for specific instructions.

Use mild detergent: Use a mild laundry detergent that is suitable for your pillowcase fabric. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals unless stated otherwise on the care label.

Load and wash: Place the pillowcases in the washing machine, ensuring that you don't overload the machine. Too many pillowcases can prevent proper cleaning and rinsing. Wash them according to the selected settings.

Dry properly: After the washing cycle is complete, remove the pillowcases from the machine promptly. Check the care label to determine if they can be tumble dried or if air drying is recommended. If using a dryer, use a low or medium heat setting. Air drying pillowcases can help preserve their quality and minimize shrinking.

Iron or steam (if needed): If your pillowcases are wrinkled after drying, you can iron them using a low heat setting or use a handheld steamer to remove wrinkles.

Remember to always check the specific instructions on the care label for your pillowcases, as different fabrics may have different requirements.

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