How do you make sheets soft?


Quick Answer

Sheets are not very soft straight from the store because of chemicals used during manufacturing. To soften your sheets, use baking soda, launder the sheets, and keep the sheets wrinkle-free.

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How do you make sheets soft?
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Full Answer

  1. Use baking soda

    Use a cup of baking soda to soften your sheets. Place the sheets in the washing machine, add baking soda instead of laundry detergent, and run the sheets through a normal cycle. When the rinse cycle starts, add a cup of white vinegar. Rinse the sheets with cold water.

  2. Launder the sheets

    Launder the sheets using half the amount of detergent suggested on the package. Set the washing machine cycle to gentle. Use cold water. After the cycle finishes, put it through the rinse cycle again to remove all detergent. Dry the sheets on a low-heat setting. Remove them from the dryer while they are slightly damp.

  3. Remove the creases

    Creases cause sheets to feel rougher than they really are. New sheets tend to crease and wrinkle more often than older ones. Eliminate this propensity to crease by shaking the sheets out before drying them. Dry the sheets until they are still a little wet, and then put them on a clothesline to finish drying. Iron the sheets on low heat.

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