With most of the countries in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, homeowners are going the extra mile to keep their houses clean and tidy in the hope that good hygiene will halt the spread of the deadly illness.
But according to the experts at Christy England, who supply towels to Wimbledon and the royal family, people often put off washing their bedding and towels - with an estimated one in 20 people changing their bedsheets just once a month.
Bedding should be washed once a week. Be sure to follow the washing instructions on the care label, as different fabrics need to be washed at different temperatures.
WASH BED SHEETS, DUVET COVERS AND PILLOWCASES EVERY WEEK
Bedding is expected to be washed once a week. Be sure to follow the washing instructions on the care label, since different fabrics must be washed at different temperatures.
Wash towels at 60 degrees so that all the microorganisms are removed. 'After every use, allow towels to completely dry out.
WASH TOWELS EVERY TWO DAYS
Whilst washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water helps to prevent the spread of unwanted and harmful germs, the final step is drying them with a towel, so it's very important to keep them clean too.
Wash towels at 60 degrees so that all the microorganisms are removed. After every use, allow towels to completely dry out. Rotate your towels to give wet towels time to dry. Don't share your towels with family members. Everybody should have a separate towel to discourage the spread of bacteria between people.
Avoid hanging towels to dry on the same hook or bar. Spread them out separately so that as much surface area is exposed as possible.