How to Wash White Sheets


Learn how to wash white sheets and get that hotel bedding look at home.

There's something incredibly satisfying about crawling into a bed adorned with crisp, pristine white sheets. Yet, maintaining the allure of those white linens requires a bit of extra care and attention. Fear not, for we're here to unlock the secrets to achieving the brightest and freshest white sheets you've ever experienced. Read on to learn how to wash white sheets and keep them clean, soft, and bright. Your dreamy bedtime oasis awaits!

How to Wash White Sheets

What you’ll need: Oxi Booster Pods, White Vinegar, Laundry Detergent

Step 1. Fill Sink or Basin

It’s time to get started washing white sheets! No matter how clean you are, we all sweat in our sleep. After a prolonged amount of time, your sweat and body oils will begin to turn your white sheets dingy or yellow tinted. Not sure how to whiten yellow sheets? Fill a clean sink or basin with warm water. Add a stain fighting product, such as an Oxi Booster Pod or a cup of white vinegar, to create a stain fighting solution. Swish the solution until it is fully dissolved.

Step 2. Soak and Brighten

Soak the sheets in the stain fighting solution. Allow them to sit for up to an hour, agitating the sheets occasionally. The vinegar or Oxi Booster pod solution should work to lift the yellow dingy stains on your sheets and restore them to maximum brightness.

Step 3. Wash

Wash your sheets as normal according to the care instructions. We recommend using a Stain & Odor Laundry Detergent Pod, which contains enzymes for extra stain fighting. We also recommend adding an additional Oxi Booster Pod to the wash for extra cleaning power and brightening for the whitest sheets possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about how to wash white sheets? We’re here to help you answer all your questions about how to clean white sheets.

How do I get my white sheets white again?

White sheets will inevitably turn yellow or dingy over time, but they don’t need to stay that way! Learning how to clean white sheets is easy. Soak your sheets in a stain fighting, whitening solution before washing with a detergent that contains enzymes and an Oxi Booster pod. Your sheets will be bright, soft, and ready for bed!

Is it better to wash white sheets in hot or cold? What setting do you wash white sheets on?

The best way to wash white sheets depends on what your sheets are made of! Always consult the care label or manufacturer instructions in regards to water temperature. If you are looking for the cleanest, whitest sheets possible, wash the sheets in the hottest water recommended by the care label.

How do hotels keep their sheets so white?

Hotels typically invest in high quality sheets to begin with, and then take good care of them! Hotels will always separate their white linens from the rest of the laundry to prevent colors bleeding. They may also pre-treat their sheets with bleach to keep them bright. Not sure how to bleach white sheets without resorting to toxic chemicals? Try Dropps Oxi Booster Pods, a chlorine-free bleach alternative. Oxi Booster Pods will keep your sheets bright without requiring you to use bleach.