How often do you wash your bedding?

(68 Posts)
peachcake Sat 20-Apr-13 23:19:43

I have been trying to do mine and my four children's beds every week but finding it impossible and feeling guilty! How often do you honestly do yours and your children's? Hoping its less often than weekly so that I can have peace of mind!!!

mathanxiety Sun 21-Apr-13 00:57:39

Weekly for us all (four at home right now). When DS is home there will be one more for the pot so to speak. I have a dryer and they get peeled off the beds in the morning and put back later the same day. I have no spare sheets. I do towels weekly too. Saturday is my big whites wash day. and thank god it's over

lauriedriver Sun 21-Apr-13 01:00:06

Who'd have thought even a topic on changing bedding could turn into throwing insults. Glad we don't all speak to people in real life the way people do on here, I'd be reluctant to leave the house if that was the case!!!

I must be a mucky Mary, prob change ours every 3(ish) weeks depending on how organised I'm feeling. Shame on me :-)

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Sun 21-Apr-13 01:04:44

happybubble. smile

About what you said!

Cathycat Sun 21-Apr-13 01:07:37

Slightly longer!

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Sun 21-Apr-13 01:16:03

I do mine every week or ten days, depending on the weather.

My children are teenagers now, so it's up to them. ds2 does his once a week, probably. dd does hers every so often. ds1, erm, I think he might have done his at Christmas.

But it isn't my problem. In this day and age, nobody dies from unwashed bedding, so don't worry about it.

peachcake Sun 21-Apr-13 09:11:16

Thank you ladies for all your replies, shame the thread had to contain some mud slinging, each to their own, it wasn't the intention to cast judgement on people just to get a rough idea of how often you realistically get round to the dreaded chore!! Thanks all x

spottymoo Sun 21-Apr-13 11:56:28

Once a week for ours and dds bed once a month for dss as he's only here every other weekend and I iron it all hate getting into a crumpled bed

Bunbaker Sun 21-Apr-13 12:47:06

"In this day and age, nobody dies from unwashed bedding, so don't worry about it."

No, but in DD's case hers needs to be regularly washed at high temperatures to keep her clear of asthma and eczema. I don't iron sheets and duvet covers and they aren't crumpled.

Yonididnaedaethat Sun 21-Apr-13 12:58:20

My DS every day (bed wetter), DD gets done whenever she changes her bedding (she's nearly 15 so I never go in her room), mine gets washed about every 3 weekish.

BastardDog Sun 21-Apr-13 13:12:00

Varies, depending on how I've been with my night sweats. At best I wash the bedding twice a week, at worst fortnightly.

Kids are teens so they do their own. Dd weekly, ds probably every month to six weeks.

mamij Sun 21-Apr-13 19:48:18

Love fresh sheets, and aim for weekly, but more likely every 10 days or so. More often if DDs are ill or sick.

carolinecordery Sun 21-Apr-13 20:29:56

Blimey, mine get changed when they look dirty, every couple of months probably.

HoneyStepMummy Mon 22-Apr-13 16:53:17

Once a week. I strip the beds, throw the bedding in the wash, tumble dry it, then back on bed. I never iron sheets. Our duvet goes to the drycleaner a few times a years, kid's go into the wash every few months.
Dirty sheets never killed anyone, but bed bugs are on the rise and so are dust mites!

Doughnutmaestro Tue 23-Apr-13 22:57:51

Whenever I think of it, which ill admit isn't often on average I'd say once a month, ds is nearly two and his is slightly more regular.

Beamur Tue 23-Apr-13 23:02:27

Weekly but I don't have a set 'day' so it could be a couple of days more, not less though.
If anyone is unwell or sweaty (like DD has been lately with a cold) I would change more often.
DSD came back from Uni after the first term having not changed his sheets for the whole term...!!! He kindly brought them home to be washed - whilst they smelt pretty stale, they were not as minging as I was expecting! I did wash them twice on a hot wash before they smelt properly clean again grin

tabbycat15 Thu 02-May-13 09:28:37

I change all of ours weekly but on different days. 1 queen size bed & 3 singles. I am in Australia & can get them dry on the line all your round. If we have a really hot night I might change them again the next day.

musickeepsmesane Thu 02-May-13 09:38:24

Can I ask about ironing them on the bed?? Is that not really difficult as quilt is soft and I think some of my quilts would maybe melt (cheap). Also, I recently bought a clothes steamer which is useless and I wondered if I used it after bedding is put on the bed would it smooth the bedding and kill mites at the same time? Any shortcuts appreciated co I is a lazy bisom!

OrbisNonSufficit Thu 02-May-13 10:14:42

I aim for weekly. Reality is more like fortnightly. Duvet less often as we use a top sheet so it doesn't really get dirty, usually monthly.

I'm in awe of the amount of effort daily sheet changes would take (that's two loads a day just for sheets!)... 50bales how do you find time?

Bananasinfadedpjs Thu 02-May-13 10:34:52

Once a week for me and DH.

It was once a fortnight for the 2 kids, but DD1 has started wanting to "help" me change them, and wants to do hers every week at the same time too.

I have 3 linen sets for each bed, and plenty of drying space, so I don't have to worry about drying times. I do try to iron them all before putting them away in the airing cupboard, but that often doesn't happen.

putyourhatonsweetie Thu 02-May-13 12:32:35

weekly. sometimes I lie on internet chat forums

freddykins Thu 02-May-13 15:54:44

Oh my goodness! I only change our bed when I remember ... about once a month in winter, every couple of weeks in the summer? But our LO (6 days old!) has had a clean Moses basket bottom sheet almost every day, just from a bit of spitting up.

noddyholder Thu 02-May-13 15:55:43

Every weekend and pillowcases every other day

wiltingfast Thu 02-May-13 15:55:53

Monthly if I'm lucky.

Prob less for the kids!

Def don't iron any of it.

smoothieooo Thu 02-May-13 16:03:02

Every 2 weeks (although I may do it more regularly as the weather gets warmer). It's so much better since I got DS1(14) and DS2(13) to change their own sheets as part of their (paid) chores.

Off topic but Music - I haven't heard/seen the word 'bisom' for years (something my mum used to say all the time - 'ya dirty wee bisom')

smoothieooo Thu 02-May-13 16:03:45

... and not a chance I would ever iron any bedding whatsoever. Life is too short.

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