If you are busy enough and you can cover overhead, I recommend to use a linen service. This is particularly great because you don't have to spend your time in a laundry or have high utility bills from all the extra machine use in the home. Also, if the sheets get stained or ripped, it's not your problem. The main disadvantage of this is that you need to have an actual office location. Linen services will not deliver to a home, they want to pick up and drop off at a business location. The other bummer is that you have to commit to a weekly delivery quota. This means that you need to pay for new sheets every week whether you used up your past delivery. May I suggest, if you still want to go this route, partner up with someone who already has an account with a linen service and so you can help to divide the costs.
So, I tried the linen service through a friend who has an acupuncture clinic and it was fine. I wanted to come back to wash my own sheet, so I wouldn't have to bother my friend every time I ran out of plates. This time, I did some research to find out how to get the massage oil out of sheets and to stop destroying my sheets, so I had to throw them out. There didn't seem to be much information on the Internet about this topic so between trial and error and talking with friends, here is what I came up with.
1. Start with fresh new sheets. I know it feels wasteful to throw out sheets, but if they look bad, that gives our customers a lousy impression. If you can't bear to throw them out, then donate them somewhere. I buy recommend industrial grade sheet. The ones that hotels and hospitals and linen services use are typically T-180 sheets. I like to buy them, that would be as close as you can get the dimensions of the twin sheets. They may have a stiff but soften faster than you think they will.
2. Before you use the sheets for the first time, wash them in hot water and dry them completely. They will be nice and soft when they come out of the dryer. When you use your sheet for the first time, it is when it is essential to follow the next instructions.
3. wash all your sheets in hot water.
4. wash only a maximum of 3 sets of plates together at a time. You want your sheets to get clean so avoid stuffing your machine.
5. Add a towel in the sink with your plates. I always set aside my bright towels and hand towels to throw in with my sheet. They do a nice job of scrubbing oil off the sheets.
6. If they seem a little on the oily side, add 1 regular box of regular size baking soda. When I add baking soda, like I usually add a little box of peroxide with baking soda and peroxide it make a great paste for cleaning and brightening.
7. Spot treatment patches on the sheets and let them sit for a while before you throw them in the wash. They can always go in the next load.
8. Alternate your laundry detergent, just as shampoo build-up, I think laundry SOAP must be rotated as well. Sometimes, I use laundry soap and some times, I use dish soap with a degreasing agent.
9. Avoid letting your sheet sit with oil in them for too long. I've noticed that if I let my sheets sit long before washing them; the oil is harder to get out, because it has been set. Also be careful not to let the dirty sheets be exposed to direct sunlight. If your sheets are sitting in direct sunlight, the Sun will burn oil and it will be fixed in your plates. It will smell rancid and you will never be able to get it out.
10. Hang your sheets to dry. This is likely to be unpopular with many people but it is what has saved me from throwing out any more sheets. You never want to put your massage sheets in the dryer, because if you don't get oil out for the first time, you will specify the oil in the sheets, and it can lead to future fires in your dryer. One day, I drove home to find my car filled with smoke. As it turns out, was my sheet on fire in the back seat of my car. I hope that this never happens to you! If you have a sheet that is dried, but it's not looks so pure that you will throw it in the next load of plates with a cup of stain remover.
Again, this approach is not for everyone, but if you prefer