Wash with cold water (hot water will shrink them) with a very mild detergent, tumble dry on low or line dry. We find that taking the linens out of the dryer while they are still slightly moist, hand smoothing works best. If you prefer a 'pressed look', ironing and bleach will stiffen our linens. For storing, we suggest rolling the napkins and runners so there are minimal fold lines when you are ready to use them. Be creative.