Wash sheets separately from towels or other clothing. This gives the sheets more room to circulate in the water, which means they'll get cleaner. Washing sheets alone also prevents damage caused by zippers and other fasteners, and it reduces the amount of pilling that can happen over time. Do not overload the machine.
Use a mild detergent for cotton and cotton-polyester-blend sheets. And don't overdo the detergent: If it isn't completely rinsed out, sheets will feel stiff. Do not use a detergent containing bleach. If not using a liquid detergent, dilute soap powder with water to avoid soap residue.
Use a gentle wash cycle and cool or lukewarm water. Remove the sheets as soon as the cycle is over to reduce wrinkles. Shaking the sheets out before placing them in the dryer can also reduce wrinkles.
When possible, dry sheets on an outside clothesline but out of direct sun. If drying in the clothes dryer, use a low heat setting to minimize damage from high temperatures. Over-drying sheets weakens fibers.
Remove the sheets from the dryer as soon as the cycle is over, and fold them, smoothing wrinkles with your hands. Avoid ironing the sheets if possible because that kind of heat can damage the fibers.
Tencel Fabric Care
Tencel fibers are created from natural plant cellulose. It is normally blended with natural cotton allowing for more comfort, better durability, lower shrinkage and excellent colourfastness. Be sure to always wash your Tencel bed sheets in cold water. Do not use bleach. Tumble dry on low heat and remove promptly from dryer. Do not over dry. Do not use fabric softener sheets when drying. Tencel fabrics tend to wrinkle less than cotton. If desired use an iron at a medium heat setting. Do not dry-clean.
Wash Sheets Frequently
Wash your sheets weekly to extend the life of your bed linens. During the time spent on the bed, dirt, dust, skin cells, body oils and fluids, and fecal material accumulate on sheets. The longer these particles accumulate on the sheets, the more stress is put on the sheet fibers. In addition, skin cells and body oils and fluids can attract microscopic mites.
To reduce the washing frequency, bathe before bedtime so you'll take less dirt into bed with you. Keeping sweat, oils, and dirt out of the bed will keep the sheets clean longer.
Keep multiple sets of sheets available so a clean set is always ready to go on the bed. By rotating three sets of sheets per bed, the sheets will last longer.