TikTok user claims we’ve been washing bed sheets wrong and discovers easy way to keep them fresh

A video sharing a new sheet-washing technique went viral after being referred to as a “game changer” by users on TikTok.

The tip was shared by a personal account and claims that your bedding will be fresher than ever when in use.

Instead of using regular old laundry detergent and fabric softener, the cleaning account suggests creating your own bespoke laundry mix using items you likely already have at home.

The video shared by Content Creator Refined Living advises the use of vinegar and bicarb, as well as your usual detergent.

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Get your bedding fresher than ever with this handy laundry hack
Get your bedding fresher than ever with this handy laundry hack

The clip recommends a quarter cup of bi-carb soda followed by a quarter cup of vinegar once a week to achieve the perfect wash that guarantees fresh bed linen.

The video has been viewed and counted 1.2 million times and has been liked over 60,000 times.

The content creator stated in the comments that “vinegar is in the rinse and acts as a fabric softener,” while soda’s deodorizing bicarbonate is “perfect for a deep clean.”

You can even add a sip of lavender oil to add aromatherapy to help you fall asleep at night.

The tip works perfectly on sheets, but is good for trying on all types of laundry, including colors and whites.

Bicarb and vinegar are both available at the grocery store and, since they are unbranded, they usually come at a bargain price.



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TikTok users quickly tried the method and reported back with their results.

One person commented, “Just did it !!”

Another said, “Thank you for reminding me that I do now.”

A third added, “Do this tonight.”



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Most people wash their sheets every other week

However, it also sparked a heated debate in the comments section about how long your sheets can last between washes.

One person said, “You are telling me that there are people who don’t wash you at least once a week?”

Another added: “Every Sunday!”



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Most people want to wash their sheets once a week

A third commented: “What ??? Don’t people wash them weekly ?! ”

This led to a flurry of statements from people admitting how often they really change pages.

One person commented, “Maybe once every three months.”

Another added, “One week every two weeks is good enough if you don’t have pets and sleep alone.”

A third commented, “I only do it once a month.”

The National Sleep Foundation has settled the matter, stating that the best time to change sheets is once a week.

However, according to a survey by the organization, 91 percent of the people are Change your bedding only every other week.

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