Check for any spots or stains on your bed linen before washing. Pretreat with stain remover or use diluted dish soap and scrub with a small brush. If you miss one it's possible to remove the stain after the article has been laundered but there is no guarantee. Drying in the dryer most times sets the stain.
Avoid washing with other items with zippers or buttons or other
rough attachments. They are abrasive and cause pilling, and will
shorten the life of the bed linen.
Steer clear of fabric softeners. While a clean scent is
refreshing and desirable, its use will actually coat the fibers and
break them down. A premature thinning results here as well.
When storing your bed linen, it's best not to store the natural fiber linen in
plastic containers as that will cause yellowing. They are
best stored where they can breathe.