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Maintain your linen the professional way

Never store used or dirty linen without washing them. It's always better to launder the bed and table linen than to dry-clean them.

entertainment Updated: May 07, 2011 01:28 IST

Never store used or dirty linen without washing them. It's always better to launder the bed and table linen than to dry-clean them.

1 Keep them clean: Never store used or dirty linen without washing them. It's always better to launder the bed and table linen than to dry-clean them. Laundry will preserve its colour and is a more hygienic option.

2 Careful cleaning: Do not use chlorine bleach while cleaning your linen because it reduces the fabric's lifespan and may turn them yellow/brown. Instead ask your professional dry cleaner for non-chlorine whiteners, ideally with optical whitening.

3 Starchy truth: If you like your table linen starched, send it to your dry cleaner for starching just before you set it out. Storing starched linen will discolour the fabric.

4 Keep it ventilated: Always keep linen in well-ventilated cupboards. For an even better effect use professional moisture absorbers to prevent mildew. These are available at your local dry cleaner's. It also adds to your linen’s lifespan.

5 Paste on: Folded linen should be kept away from direct sunlight to avoid discolouration of the fabrics.