Dear Home Ec 101,
If I have brand new sheets, should I wash them first before putting them on my bed?
Short Sheeted in Shelbyville
Yes, wash the sheets. Many new fabrics are treated with pesticides prior to packaging, especially if they are shipped from overseas or are expected to be stored for a long time. Additionally if you have sensitives skin, new fabrics often have excess dyes or sizing which can cause itching or rashes. Good luck and enjoy your new sheets.
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