April 18, 2020
Essentials for Sheets + Towels
We made it to Saturday – and today is Sheets + Towels Day! We wash sheets and towels on Saturday because everyone can get involved and we want our kids to know how to change their sheets and it always takes less time when everyone gets involved.
Why does this work? Consistent sheet and towel laundering is what makes this work. I wash sheets and towels on Saturdays and find that all week long the beds are easy to make and it gets even quicker to change the sheets. So simple and easy. I don’t change the duvet cover every week but I do change it bi-weekly or every third week as needed.
Want to simplify your laundry routine? Buy all white sheets and towels. This makes laundry super easy and everything looks fresh and clean! Here’s my method for sheets and towels on Saturdays:
- master bedroom sheets – we only use fitted sheets in our house, pillow covers and duvet cover (I wash this every 2-3 weeks) go in the wash first.
- kids’ sheets – we don’t always wash everyone’s sheets weekly – rotate through so you do one or two a week or do all of your beds, it’s up to you!
- bath towels – Master bathroom, kids bathrooms
- kitchen towels
- cleaning cloths
- clean/sanitize washer – I have a button on the washing machine for this
I USE THESE PRODUCTS ON ALL OF MY LAUNDRY – all natural, safe, and everything smells so fresh and clean: Clean Mama Laundry Super Powder, Clean Mama Oxygen Whitener, white vinegar for softener – in the softener dispenser, and Clean Mama Wool Dryer Balls in the dryer. Find them here!
A trick for getting that duvet cover on quickly + easily (like 2-3 minutes easy):
- Turn the duvet cover inside out.
- Place it on top of the comforter.
- Tie any ties in place (if you have them).
- Grab the top left corner and pull it over the comforter and repeat with the left side.
- Pull the cover over the comforter and shake it out a bit and arrange it on the bed.
Something to think about:
Through my extensive research for Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home (grab it here) I’ve come to the conclusion that laundry products can be the most dangerous products in our homes. Why? We wear clothes, pajamas, and sleep in bedding that is laundered in detergent and fabric softener. We don’t get away from the chemicals that are in laundry products. Most conventional fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain artificial fragrances and ingredients that are known to cause and/or exacerbate existing respiratory and asthmatic irritations and problems. These ingredients are toxic and harmful to anyone, not just people with existing problems. Don’t just assume that something is safe because the company says it is or because the product says ’natural’. This post goes into detail about why I only use white vinegar and wool dryer balls as my ‘fabric softener’. Want to see my favorite laundry products? Go here.
Here are a couple more Sheets + Towels tips you might enjoy:
Weekends are for rest, relaxation, and family time. Take a break and enjoy your weekend!
Thank you again for joining me for CLEANING CLASS this week! I hope you continue with the routine next week – it gets easier every week! I can’t wait to hear about the difference the Clean Mama Routine makes in your home.
Make sure you grab the printable Cleaning Class Kit – it’s FREE this week only and there’s a 15% off coupon in there for the shop too!
This post is part of Cleaning Class – I’ll be on Instagram quite a bit this week in Stories and going live – make sure you’re following along over there too.
I’m linking up the days as we go this week – click below on any day to catch up!
Cleaning Class Introduction Post
NEW here? Start with this post —-> It’s Cleaning Class Week – DAILY TASKS
Monday – BATHROOMS + daily tasks
Tuesday – DUSTING + daily tasks
Wednesday – VACUUMING + daily tasks
Thursday – FLOOR WASHING + daily tasks
Friday – CATCH-ALL DAY + daily tasks
Saturday – SHEETS + TOWELS + daily tasks