How to Wash Linen and Store it Properly, Do You Know?

Let’s start by mentioning that care for linen goods is simple and basic — high-quality linen fabric is tough and lasting on its own, so you won’t have to slave away responding to its whims. However, if you want to make the most of your linen products, here are some general guidelines to follow. Are you ready to jump right in? To learn How to Wash and Store Linen Properly, let’s begin with Teeanime.


Linens can be hand-washed or machine-washed; either method is OK and will not stretch or shrink your linens. If you do notice damage while washing, it could be due to the fabric’s quality or the chemicals used.

Machine washable:
1. Sort the linens into white, dark, and colored piles. Turn linens inside out and wash them separately from other fabrics for the best results. It is critical to avoid washing heavier goods such as trousers, sweatshirts, or towels with linen textiles.
2. Launder in lukewarm (40°C/104°F) water. High heat can cause up to 10% shrinkage and damage the linen fibres.
3. Use the gentle cycle and avoid overloading your washing machine.
4. Use a gentle detergent designed for fragile materials. Avoid detergents containing Sodium Borate, Sodium Hydroxide, Cellulase, Protease, or Amylase. Don’t use bleach.

Hand wash:
1. Fill a small container (bucket or sink) halfway with lukewarm water and a teaspoon of mild detergent.
2. Soak the linen clothing in lukewarm water for approximately 10 minutes.
Swish the thing around gently. Wringing, twisting, or scrubbing can stretch the cloth.
4. Drain the soapy water and rinse many times until the soapy residue is completely removed. Allow to air dry.


Many of you ask us how to wash linen sheets and other bedding goods. The same guidelines apply, plus a few of additional points to consider. To begin, prepare the laundry by turning it inside out and buttoning all the buttons, zipping up zippers, tying up ties, and so on. Then, make sure your laundry has enough area to properly rinse. You can wash linen bedding with other delicates, but not with heavy items such as towels or jeans.


Because linen apparel is typically more complex and structural than linen sheets or duvet covers, it may necessitate extra care while washing. Many individuals wish to avoid – or at least limit – the creasing that occurs with linen clothing. One method is to wash linen clothes in plenty of room and hang it to dry immediately after washing.


Removing stains from linen

The fundamental rule of removing stains from linen is to do it as soon as they appear. Allowing dirt, oil, grease, and other stains to sit will cause them to sink deeply into the fiber, making cleanup difficult and inconvenient.

If you have a little stain, soak it in a detergent solution or wash it with club soda. If it doesn’t work, you can apply dish soap and gently massage it until the filth is removed, then wash it as usual. Some stains are more difficult to remove and may be removed by dusting baking soda and a few drops of vinegar on the cloth, then blotting it with a paper towel to absorb the moisture.

Drying linen

Drying your linens is a personal preference, but let us go over the essentials. Pre-washed linens can be machine (tumble) dried on low or no heat with ease. It is critical not to dry your linens on high heat because this can cause severe shrinking, especially with apparel.

Remove from the dryer when they are still slightly damp and hang or lie flat to dry. Another fantastic alternative (and a must for clothes) that saves power and adds suppleness to linen items is air drying. Shake out your linens before hanging or line-drying them, and when they’re halfway dry, put them flat on a white towel. This reduces the rigidity of the linen cloth.

Bleaching linen

Not the best plan. Bleach and detergents containing optical brighteners degrade fibers and may cause discoloration. If you have a stain, please follow the methods outlined above.

Softening linen

Linen softens naturally with each wash, and stone-washed linen should already be at its softest. Fabric softeners (liquid or dryer sheets) weaken and coat the fibers, reducing absorbency and moisture wicking.

Ironing linen

Natural textiles, such as linen, may wrinkle, crumple, and crease; you must accept this. If you must press an item, use a medium-hot iron on it while it is still damp, or cover it with a damp towel.

Storing linen

To avoid mildew, make sure your linens are thoroughly dry. Natural fibers, such as linen, need to breathe, so keep them in cool, dry, well-ventilated rooms away from direct sunlight. Avoid keeping linen in plastic bags; instead, use linen bags or old pillowcases. We propose rotating three sets of bed linens: one on the bed, one in the closet, and one in the wash. This allows each pair to rest between washes, extending the life of your linens.

Love and care for your linens, and we’re confident they’ll last you a lifetime!