Often towels and sheets need to be washed at the same time. At least in our home, it is always the last two things in the laundry basket. But can you actually wash sheets and towels together?
The short answer to whether or not you can wash sheets and towels together is: no you can not. here are the reasons why:
They are different materials
Sheets and towels should not be washed together because they are made from different materials. Sheets are delicate and soft whereas towels are sturdy and made to last.
Towels and sheets have different drying times
Because towels are made from a denser fabric they take longer to dry. In general, they take about 2 hours to machine dry. Sheets on the other hand can be machine dried in about 30 minutes.
They need to be washed at different temperatures
Sheets are more delicate and therefore should be washed at a lower temperature than towels. Please check the labels before you take our word for it but most towels can be washed at +60ºC. Sheets often can be washed at a maximum temperature of 30ºC.
Lint from towels will stick to the sheets
If you’ve ever washed and dried towels you know there will be a lot of lint left in your dryer. If you are washing towels and sheets together the lint will most likely stick to the sheets. Believe me when I say that removing that will be an absolute nightmare.