Washing Your Waterbed Sheets

Those people that have a waterbed will be able to tell you just how difficult it can be to get the waterbed sheets onto the bed correctly once they have been washed once or twice. Actually, it can be very difficult to get the sheets on the bed the first time, let alone after they have been washed. Washing them appropriately in order to keep them from shrinking really is the best way to make fixing your best less stressful so that you can relax and enjoy your time in bed when you are finished.

First of all, you can wash your waterbed sheets in the washer in your own home. However, if you decide to do this you will want to make sure that you are not using really hot water. Many people do not realize this but the hot water is what actually causes the sheets to shrink. When you wash them, and they shrink, they can become much more difficult to place on the bed. This means that you will not be able to relax until the bed is made and that can be a very difficult chore for you. So, wash them at home in cool water and use a delicate speed. You may also want to let the sheets air dry so that they will not shrink.

Another option would be to consider taking these sheets to the nearest drycleaners. This is a wonderful way to ensure that your sheets and blankets are not ruined in the washing process because they are actually placed into washers and dryers that are large enough for them. This really does help keep them nice for a much longer time. Another thing to consider is the fact that the person at the laundry mat actually knows what to do to your sheets and such so that they will not shrink and they will remain soft to the touch each time that they are washed. The only thing that is really bad about this option is the fact that it can become very expensive if you decide to do this all of the time.

Finally, you may want to keep your waterbed sheets nice and clean by taking the time to hand wash them. This is not something that many people do anymore but it really is a great way to keep them looking and feeling great for a long time to come. You can do this by placing them into some cool water in the bathtub and then adding a little bit of detergent or even your favorite dishwashing liquid. Then, you can massage the sheets into the water with your hand. When you are finished you can simply wring the sheets out and then let them air dry on the line in your back yard. If you do not have a clothes line you can then rest them on towels on the ground and let them air dry that way. What you need to remember is that you may cause them to shrink if you actually place them in the dryer on high heat.