Monsoon is here in full splurge and we are definitely enjoying the cozy weather. A warm mug of coffee, an engaging novel and the rain pattering outside while you’re snuggled comfortably in your bed, is a picture of ultimate bliss.
But this beautiful season comes with its own problems. And the biggest one is – clothes and linen that wouldn’t dry easily. We’re sure the damp monsoon weather has you worrying about your precious bed linen and its care, but we have found a few simple and effective tips for you to keep away the foul odour!
Shut out the dampness
To begin with, remember to always keep your glass windows shut during the day – when you’re not at home. This way, the spray of heavy rain and moisture cannot seep in through the window. It may not seem necessary at first, but if exposed to dampness for a long time, bedsheets and pillows begin to stink eventually.
Iron away the moisture
Now, when it comes to washing them you could try Dry Cleaning instead of machine wash. But that’s not really a feasible option when your household throws plenty of bed linen in the laundry bag. To make sure that your bedsheets and pillow covers are not damp after machine wash, you can iron them lightly so that the last bit of moisture gets evaporated.
Store with care
As for storage, your foremost concern should be to check whether the closet is completely dry or not. Once you have made sure, bring home a few packets of silica gel which we usually see in newly bought handbags and purses. They serve pretty much the same purpose – of keeping the objects dry and fungus-free. So grab hold of a few packets with fragrance and place them randomly between the folds of your sheets.
If you can’t find them in the nearby stores, you can replace silica gel packets with plain chalk pieces placed in the corners. They don’t add any fragrance but they do the job of absorbing dampness.
Go eco friendly
The tip that beats both the above ones is using a stalk of neem leaves. They’re eco-friendly, have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and their natural scent is calming to the mind.
Linen as fresh as new
A new age way of reducing the drying time in washing machines is using ‘dryer balls’. Dryer Balls aren’t conventional yet but they have been proven to reduce the drying time, ultimately leading to energy savings in every load. These chunky balls can be natural (made of wool) or made of rubber and their function is to keep linen and clothes detangled in the load. As a result, they dry quickly and keep the bad smell away.
To further enhance the odour of your bed linen, add a few drops of essential oils to woolen dryer balls and your bedsheets will smell irresistibly pleasant!
Use any of these foolproof tips and revel in the warmth of your homes without a worry.