Your bedding is something that you use every single day. From your mattress and mattress cover, to your pillows, bedsheets, comforters, duvets, blankets and more. But, how often do you wash these things?

How Often to Wash Bedding?

Trust me, sleeping on clean sheets feels heavenly and of course, hygienic! So, here’s a guide on how often should you wash your bedding.

How Often to Wash Bedding?


Deep cleaning your mattress once in every three months is always recommended. But if it isn’t possible, you must deep clean it once in every six months without fail.

All you need to do is simple – vacuum clean your whole mattress, to get rid of dust, dirt, dead skin cells, hair etc., and thereafter, you can sprinkle some baking soda all over your mattress and let it sit for 30 to 40 minutes. You could also add a few drops of essential oil randomly over your mattress, to relieve it from any bad odour (if any).

After the waiting period, vacuum clean the baking soda from the mattress and it will be nice and fresh. Thereafter, put on new bedsheets over your mattress and you’re good to go!

Mattress Covers

Your mattress cover needs to be washed once in every 1 to 2 weeks. To wash your mattress cover, first treat any stains. You can spray hydrogen peroxide to remove any stains. This can help loosen any tough stains before you put it into the washing machine.

You can use any regular detergent to wash the mattress covers. Adding in a little baking soda will help give it a better and fresher smell.


Make sure to wash your blankets every two months. Put your blankets in the washing machine and run it on the gentle (or lowest spin) cycle with cold water. Any regular detergent can be used to wash your blankets.

Duvet Cover

Wash your duvet covers every 1 to 2 weeks. You can wash them in the washer on a gentle cycle with just regular water and any mild detergent. You Thereafter, you can air dry it or on low heat dry it in a dryer.

Pillow – Click below on how to wash pillows with baking soda for soft, white pillows.

Duvet Inserts

Your duvet inserts can be washed once in every six months. You can wash them in the washer using a gentle cycle, with plain water or warm water and any regular or mild detergent. You can double rinse just to make sure that all the detergent has been washed off as the filling is dense. You can dry on a low heat setting or air dry it (which may take a little long to dry as the filling is dense).


Your bedsheets need to be washed once in every 1 to 2 weeks. You can wash it in your machine on the warmest water setting on a normal or regular washing cycle. You can wash it with any regular detergent.


Comforters needn’t be washed very often. Just about once in every six months should suffice. You will need to wash it on a gentle cycled in your machine with any mild detergent and then if possible, do an extra rinse. You can wash it on cold or warm water setting, to protect both the fabric and the color.

Mattress Toppers

Mattress toppers can be spot treated whenever required in case of any stains. You can dab with a detergent and water mixture and gently brush off any stains and leave it to air dry.

Pillow Covers

You will need to wash your pillow covers once every 1-2 week. You will need to remove the pillow covers from the pillow and wash them in the washing machine on a regular cycle with plain water and a mild detergent. You can use essential oils to make them smell fresh.