Washing sheets before use?
July 23, 2011 4:47 PM Subscribe
Do you really need to wash new bed sheets before using them?
posted by iivix to Home & Garden (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I bought a new duvet cover today, and on the back of the packet it says to wash it before use. Washing and drying the sheets is a bit of a pain, and I don't really know why it recommends to do so (something to do with getting them softer? will it lose dye? is it supposed to resize slightly?)
Do you wash new sheets before you use them, and if so why? Basically I'm wondering what's the worst that could happen if I put the cover straight on the bed.