A good way to keepe linnen faire 20 years without remoouing, and will not waxe mouldye nor rotte.

First take your linnen in March (so much as you intend to keepe unremooued) and wash them, and then dry them fayre againe. So lay them up in your Chests untill May next following: then shall ye take them out and wash them againe; when ye haue so washt them, looke that ye doe then drye them thorowly and well, and then fold them faire up, and lay them in your Chests or presse, and yee shall not neede for to remooue them in twentie yeeres after, yet they shall continue drye and well.

Citation Type  Cleaning Recipe
Citation Year 1602