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Can You Wash Sheets and Towels Together?

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When it comes to laundry, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions. Washing your sheets and towels together is a common practice, but there are some things you should know before doing so. With the right temperature and cycle, washing sheets with towels can be done without harming either fabric. Yes, you can wash sheets and towels together, but you need to be aware of following strategies for doing this!

When Can You Wash Sheets and Towels Together?

Sometimes you will want to wash sheets and towels together, but some situations make this a bad idea. For example, if you have a large load of laundry that needs to be washed as soon as possible, it may be worth considering combining your sheets and towels into one load. This can save time because fewer loads must be run through the washer and dryer for everything to be clean.

What Temperature and Cycle Should You Use?

It’s important to use a gentle, low-temperature setting for your sheets and towels. You must avoid high temperatures if you have hard water in your area. Using hot water on cotton fibers can cause buildup over time. It would be best if you also be careful when washing polyester blends because they may not be able to withstand the heat of regular detergent in the washer or dryer. It’s always wise to check the care label before washing new bedding with other items like towels or pillowcases.

When Shouldn’t You Wash Sheets and Towels Together?

Don’t add sheets and towels when you have a large load of laundry. This is because sheets can take up a lot of room in the washing machine. Your clothes won’t get clean if you have too much space for sheets and towels. The water will not be able to reach all your clothes, and stains can remain on them if the detergent does not properly wash them away.

What About Drying Sheets and Towels?

When drying your linens, it’s best to keep them separate. Dry towels on a clothesline or drying rack. Don’t put wet sheets in the dryer. They’re too heavy and will cause damage to the machine. The same goes for wet towels. They’ll wrinkle and fall apart if you put them in there with your linens. If you don’t have room on your clothesline, try using a towel rack instead!

How Often Should You Wash Sheets and Towels?

If both of your linens are dirty, then there’s no problem with combining them in the washing machine. However, if one or both are only slightly dirty (like they’ve been used but not slept in), it might be better to wash them separately. If you have a front-loading washing machine, it can be difficult to get all the water out when you add new clothes, so this is especially important if the towels and sheets are still damp from previous washes.


Washing sheets and towels together is a great way to save time and energy, but it’s not always the best idea. By following the tips above, you can get your sheets and towels clean without causing issues.

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