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How Often Should You Wash Your Bedding?


I don’t know about you, but for me, few things are as pleasant as climbing into your bed and settling down among fresh, clean sheets! However, as much as a freshly changed bed is enjoyable, getting there is not! Changing beds and cleaning all of the bedding is one of the most hated household chores for a large number of people. So much so that many people just put it off and end up not changing their bedding nearly as often as they should. The good news is that Farragut Dry Cleaners is here to help take some of the stress out of washing your bedding!

Let’s take a look at how often you should be changing your bedding and how Farragut Dry Cleaners can help!

Why Is Changing the Sheets Unappealing?

If it has been a little bit longer than you would like to admit since you changed your sheets, take a moment to stop and ask yourself why. What key factor puts you off carrying out this task even though you know the result is worth completing the chore? The answer will be the same for most people - it’s so challenging to get everything washed and dried! If you have ever tried to wash a king-size comforter in your little domestic washer, then you know that it is no mean feat! Then, how will you get it dry in time for bed even if you manage to make it fit? This is where Farragut Dry Cleaners can come to the rescue!

It’s almost impossible to fit a comforter into a domestic washer. However, if you did manage to jam it in there, you would run the risk of causing damage to the machine as it is not designed to handle such large items. Also, some comforters are made from fabrics that just don’t fare too well in a washing machine. At Farragut Dry Cleaners, we understand this, and we have the necessary experience and equipment to handle large textile items like comforters. Why not strip down your bed and bring your comforter, sheets, blankets, and other large textiles to Farragut Dry Cleaners? We will take the stress out of washing and drying your bedding.

How Often Does My Bedding Need Cleaned?

When it comes to how often your bedding needs to be washed, there are different answers for different items. Your lifestyle may also be a contributing factor. For example, when it comes to the sheets themselves, most agree that we should change them a minimum of every 10-14 days. However, changing sheets every week may be more beneficial if you have asthma or allergies. Then, according to the Sleep Foundation, if you allow pets to sleep in your bed, you should be changing the sheets every 3 to 4 days. The short answer is - change your sheets as often as is suitable for your lifestyle, but at least every other week. Sheets are easy to launder at home, but if you want to save time and don’t want the hassle of dealing with them, you are welcome to bring them to Farragut Dry Cleaners.

Some of your bedding items can last a little bit longer between washes. Pillow protectors, mattress covers, and comforters can be washed every 1 to 3 months. These are a little more difficult to take care of at home, so you should definitely bring the bulkier items like the comforter and mattress cover to Farragut Dry Cleaners. We can usually provide same-day service allowing you to drop off your larger textiles in the morning and collect them on your way home from work. We have 5 locations around Knoxville, allowing you to choose the most convenient option for you.

Pillows and duvets also need to be cleaned, but you can hold off and do these twice a year. We recommend early Spring and early Fall as great times to check these items off of your cleaning lists.

Don’t Forget the Mattress

One part of your bedding that many people neglect is the mattress! Just because it can’t be taken to your local dry cleaner, that doesn’t mean it can’t be cleaned regularly. We recommend vacuuming and flipping your mattress at least every three months for the best possible results.



Farragut Cleaners is your locally owned and operated full-service dry cleaner. From dry cleaning to alterations and wedding dress preservation to home textiles, we are here to keep you fresh, clean, and looking & feeling impeccable.

Call 865-966-9414 or visit our website.