Should I Wash New Sheets? - betterbedsolutions.com

You can use these tips when washing your sheets for the first time or every time. If you prefer softer sheets, then soak in your washer with ½ cup of baking soda for thirty minutes before you run your normal wash. Some people prefer to use salt instead in the wash to help the detergent do its job. Either way, use warm or cool water.…

Washing sheets before use? - bedding bedsheets duvet Ask ...

Jul 23, 2011 · It suggests the pre-use wash is either to remove formaldehyde (used as a preservative) or to prevent dye running in the first (mixed) wash. I can't smell anything like formaldehyde, and the label explicitly says "Wash seperately before use" (plus the sheet has some pretty bright colours on it), so I guess it's a safeguard against the dyes running.…