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When white linen is concerned, never use a hot dryer says Alison Nottingham of Bianca Lorenne.
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When white linen is concerned, never use a hot dryer says Alison Nottingham of Bianca Lorenne.

Alison Nottingham of soft furnishing company Bianca Lorenne has some tips on looking after your bedding and keeping fine linen and cotton sheets white.

DON'T 

* Reach for the chlorine bleach, as it can react with body oils to make whites more yellow. 

* Leave laundry out in the sun for too long after it dries, as the sun can damage the fibres. 

* Use a hot dryer as it weakens the fibres in fine linen.

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Want extra white sheets? Nottingham suggests baking soda and vinegar are the answer.
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Want extra white sheets? Nottingham suggests baking soda and vinegar are the answer.

 

DO

* Wash linen in cold or lukewarm water using eco-friendly cleaners that are safe to use regularly. 

* Add half a cup of baking soda with the detergent at the beginning of the wash cycle. Then, at the start of the rinse cycle, pour in half a cup of white vinegar. The odour will rinse out! 

* Hang linens to dry in the sun as sunlight has bleaching capabilities and won't set stains like the drier does. 

* Rotate your sheet sets as fibres need time to rest and breathe – they will last longer if not used continuously.

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 - NZ House & Garden

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