Avoid Laundry Overload By Matching Your Linens To Your Pets

Avoid Laundry Overload by Matching Your Linens to Your Pets

It's good to wash your bed sheets regularly, but pet fur can make you want to wash them every single day. You can avoid that anxiety by making sure your linens match the colour of your furry friends.

Photo by Stacie DaPonte.

As much as you may love your pets, they can wreak havoc on your home. When they shed, their fur can get all over your linens whether you allow them on your bed or not. A dog with black fur, for example, can make a white bedspread look like it's growing its own fur. That's why Taryn Williford at Apartment Therapy recommends you match the linens to the colour of your pet's fur. If you have a pet with multiple colours, or if you have multiple pets, Williford found a good middle ground:

Bacon is black and white, so there's not one perfect colour for us. But we have a mess of sheets now that are medium tones of beige and grey, and they seem to be the best option for camouflaging the pet hair that finds its way into our bed, from the well-loved dog that finds its way into our bed, nightly.

If you can, it's also a good idea to match the colour of your furniture. Some fabrics and materials are better than others as well. This doesn't mean you shouldn't still wash your linens on a regular basis, but if you're a bit of a neat freak like me, it will save you a bit of your sanity.

Life Lessons: Match Your Linens to Your Pets for Maximum Domestic Harmony [Apartment Therapy]


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