How often do you change your pjs? And towels?(88 Posts)
How often do you/dc change your pyjamas?
I normally change my top every night (although I've been told that's excessive) and my pj bottoms every 3-4 days - bearing in mind I DO wear knickers in bed which I think is relevant.
Also, while we're here, how often do you change your bath towels?
I change about once a week (used once a day).
Bath towels get changed weekly, unless they look like they need washing sooner (happens occasionally). DS' (9mo) towels tend to end up in the wash after each use. Hand towels more regularly, probably twice a week. It's just me, DH and DS and we don't tend to have many people to visit. When family stay for the weekend their towels go straight in the wash after and the hand towels get changed daily or every other day as we usually have 3 extra people (late teens/adults) so it feels more manky to me at that point!
I go through 2 sets of pjs per week typically, I change both bottoms and top every 3-4 days. I also wear underwear in bed. This is based on not getting vomited on of course DS' pjs get changed... I have no idea. Probably every day or every other day, as they usually get mucky in one way or another. I just throw DH's stuff in the wash when I change mine so I technically change it for him.
Clean PJ's every day for both me and dc.
Clean towels for each bath. Dc bathed every other day.
Everyone who wears jams changes them nightly. Towels used once or twice then washed.
PJs twice a week. Towels once a week. Bed linen once every three to four weeks, more often in summer. Any more than that and I'd feel I was spending too much time washing. DDs bathed/showered twice a week, sometimes more after swimming or if they want a shower in between. I myself shower daily but sometimes miss out the odd day, but then sometimes twice in a day though, say if I've been to Zumba in the evening.
Pj every other day, bath towels every 3 days.
I love these threads, I'm mainly posting to mark place as someone will be along in a minute to tell you you are all disgusting and should change towels, beds and pjs every 15 minutes!
Change my pjs probably twice a week, towels once, and beds every 3-4 weeks coz im lazy
Towels nightwear and bed linen once a week.
Toddler & baby have clean popper vest under pjs daily though.
DH and I don't wear anything in bed so no PJs washing.
DCs usually wear the same PJs a couple of times before washing.
Towels - used twice a day, changed every 2-3 days.
I change pj top every night and bottoms every 3 or 4 nights, I also wear knickers with them! Towels I do once a week, bed linen I do mine every week in summer and every 2 in winter! My DS's bed I do every week because he dribbles a lot in his sleep! if I had a house keeper/slave I would have my sheets changed every day nothing is as nice as fresh sheets!
DS's pj's seem to get changed every day because most of his breakfast ends up squashed into them
Pyjamas and hand towels every day.
Bath towels every 2-3 days.
No wonder my washing machine is always on!
Dcs' PJs 2 or 3 times a week.
Towels once a week.
Me and my husband don't wear anything in bed so don't have any adult pjs to wash.
The children change their pjs daily, they don't wear underpants in bed as important to let your genitals breathe a bit at some point during the day / night so they need clean pjs daily.
I change the bedding at least once a week, more if it's summer and we have been hot and sweaty.
me - don't really wear pyjamas, so the ones I have are lounging pants and top really, so, weekly? or whenever i leave them lying around and they get scooped up and washed.
DC - every day if they get to choose. they like a new pair on, for variety you know. But, normally every 2-3 days, or whenever something gets spilled on them.
Towels - every 2-3 days. or, with mine, whenever I go to the gym, as I don't have a gym towel, i just take the one I have been using, then put it in the wash when I get back. No rules though, as they seem to end up in the wash basket more often than they probably need to anyway, never longer than 3 days regardless of intentions. I would prefer it to be weekly, certainly for the children as they have washes in the week, and a bath on Sundays, and random showers through the week, but not regular or often. But, they just end up in the wash anyway. Meh.
Genuine question : if people wear underwear to bed then when do your lady bits have chance to get some air? Being wrapped tightly in underwear all the time isn't good for the ol fanjo.
Towels twice a week, pjs every couple of days although DH has a clean t-shirt nightly as he reuses his sleep t-shirt to cycle to work and showers there in the morning.
DS gets new pjs if he spills breakfast on them or outpees his nappy and I get new pjs if I leak milk everywhere. And yes I wear both knickers and sleep bra to bed.
I'm a scruffy sod so I wear my jammies until they pong or have food stains.
Bed sheets weekly in summer and every three days in winter when the heating makes me sweat like a racehorse.
nom oh I like that idea about the t-shirt! I am not cycling to work, but hoping in time to run again, so I will do that, on the colder nights when I wear a top to bed.
I just can't do bottoms in bed. Unless I am so drunk I don't remember to take them off. They get all ruffled and it annoys the heck out of me. And pants just ride up my ass crack.
Partly depends what happens in the morning.
I change my pyjamas weekly because I get up and shower first thing in the morning, so if they are a bit sweaty from yesterday, it doesn't matter.
Towels are roughly weekly, but no real routine.
I change pjs twice a week, towels once a week and bedding once a week in summer, once a fortnight in winter.
I think lots of people these days seem to go overboard on the washing front - it's now normal for people to shower at least once a day and washing machines to be on constantly. When I was growing up we didn't have a bathroom or a washing machine so it wasn't possible to be this clean . Obviously, I wouldn't want to return to that but it wasn't unusual at the time and we survived.
I do wonder if the level of allergies which abound now are partially due to the obsession we seem to have with cleanliness and all the products we use on our bodies and clothes every day.
fussy i agree, when did it become so important to smell of coconuts or the like instead of just normal human smell (not a pongy smell but you know what i mean).
I guess most people just fall into a routine to make sure that it all gets done regularly, rather than the need to do it religiously though. I know that i wash my towels weekly because i use the 'dirty' ones to clean the bathroom so just chuck them in the wash after that. Although id be lying if i said i knew exactly how long it has been since i changed my bed sheets.
I have never thought about this and am very surprised at some of the responses.
Me and partner don't wear anything in bed. The children wear pyjamas which are washed weekly.
Towels get washed weekly since I started hanging them out every morning (they used to stay damp and get smelly very quickly before). Hand towels get changed more frequently, gym/swimming towels tend to get done after one use as I bung them in with the cossies or gym kit.
I couldn't wear underwear in bed (and seem to be under the impression it's not particularly healthy).
I have visions of people who say they change pjs weekly of putting the same pair of knickers on every day and wash weekly as well. Both spend roughly the same amount of time on your backside.
But what's a crusty gusset here and there
My pjs get changed once a week. Children's when they have spilt food down them, so sometimes every day sometimes they last 3 days.
Towels get washed once a week.
Cannot understand why towels or pjs would need to be clean on every day!
Oh and I wear pants in bed as well, if that matters!
But gamer, a lot of us who wear pyjamas for a week or whatever, like me and Smartie , also wear pants under them (was a whole thread on this very subject just a few weeks ago), so bums don't come into contact with pyjamas.
Putting a grinning emoticon after a bitchy remark. Nice.
I can't believe people wash their jammies every day, blimey. I wash mine when they smell, so every 3-4 days or longer. Knickers always smell at the end of the day, so I think it is different, gamer. Don't think you were being bitchy, though, just funny....<sniggers at crusty gussets>
No if I was being bitchy I would have left out the smiley.
Sometimes the pictures in my head are chuckle worthy ;)
Apologies if I misunderstood. I thought the phrase you used was an insult directed at those who'd answered the thread in good faith, not a humourous joke about the pictures in your head.
I probably do have a crusty gusset by gamer's obviously high standards, and I was not offended. Maybe you aren't familiar with her type of humour.
You could well be right, I'm not a big fan of crude humour (Misfits apart) and I hope Gamer accepts my apology.
Clean pjs every night.
Towels used twice then washed unless youngest has peed on his then its another fresh towel.
Two adults and two messy toddlers = an awful lot of washing
Vivacia I do move in terribly crude circles on the internet, though, so am totally desensitised. . Possible the same for gamer ... don't know.
Does no one wear nightdresses anymore?
I change my nightdress (because my legs get too hot in pj bottoms) when it feels manky - about 5 days. DS every other day. Bath towels once a week.
When they look or smell manky, or I notice that they do. So towels every 7-10 days, my nighty every 3-4 days, DS1's pjs once they have more than a smudge of breakfast on them, DS2's sleep suit ditto. DH wears his vest and pants from the day in bed, then they go in the wash. Hand towels every weekish, extra if guests. DS2 often poos in his towel or I get metanium on it, so every 2-3 days.
Oh, DS does not wear nightdresses. he wears pjs!
Putting a grinning emoticon after a bitchy remark. Nice.
I actually burst out laughing at the crusty gusset remark, it was obviously a funny haha remark and not a bitchiness intended remark.
I'm still trying to figure out why some people wear underwear to bed. It's good to go commando for a good few hours every night, it has health benefits. By all means wear a nightie but leave your fanjo to the air (unless is that time of the month obviously).
I'm wondering if all this air-your-fanjo for health benefits is a bit of a wives tale? I've always worn knickers, day and night, and I'm not sure in what way would my fanjo be different if I aired it.
Well, I'm quite surprised by some of the responses and how regularly you wash your pjs/towels.
For those of you who wash your bath towels more than once a week, (and assuming, if you haven't already specified, that they are used daily), I'm interested to know if you change them because of hygiene reasons or because it just feels nice? Surely if a towel is only used to dry a clean body, then the towel is relatively clean?
On that note, I wonder why damp towels start smelling? I mean, they dry clean hands right? So what is it that makes them smell bad?
I'm less fussy about nightwear because I shower first thing in the morning anyway.
No worries there.. I do have one of those sense of humours and it does occasionally get me into trouble.
We only change our bath towels about every ten days, they dry out totally hung on the banisters. You are clean when you dry yourself I see no point at all in changing them a lot.
Someone told me once that damp stuff whiffs because of bacteria, not sure if true but is why I always hang dishcloth out so it dries totally.
LOL I love these threads. I love how they are SO predictable with the same questions and answers Every Single Time. I actually think we should just 'sticky one' at the top of Good Housekeeping & Chat
Bath towels - at least twice a week (hung up to dry, everyone has their own)
Hand towels - all daily
Bedding - at least twice a week (more in summer)
PJ's - rarely wear them, but after a single wear if I do
Children's PJ (I think) should be changed daily
I know you haven't asked (yet) but someone will:
Shower - at least once a day, mostly twice - occasionally more.
Bra - daily (or twice/3 times a day depending on routine/bra). Washed in the machine.
Tea towels after a single use (though rarely to dry dishes, but to lift things, polish glasses etc) and are all washed together, not with anything else. (They get dried then put in the 'tea towel wasing bag'.
Towels aren't 'that' clean though as they rub off flakes of body skin etc.
PJs every other day, towels every week. And I put knickers in with towels, all at 60.
Towels once a week or more often. Bedding every 2 weeks.
PJs every couple of days.
I often wonder about bras. How long is an acceptable time to wear a bra do you think? I detest the things and my lot are accustomed to a bra flying across the room when I get home.
If they're only on a couple of hours they should be washed right? I seem to have a sticking point about them as they don't like the heat of a washing machine and should be handwashed.
Bath towels weekly unless the weather means they aren't drying properly between uses.
I don't wear pj's in bed but I wear them around the house of an evening, I put them on after a shower, and I change them every few days as feels right, sooner if it feels right, never later than that though.
I do the same with my bras. If they get sweaty they go in immediately, if it's cool out then they are ok.
Tea towels are washed either according to need if sooner, or weekly if not.
Why ladies, why does this still fascinate us? It's the conversation over the fence isn't it? The home ec conversations of previous generations. I'm just as curious as the next person so not being critical. Just sitting here with a smile thinking about how much I enjoyed thinking about the question!
These are my favourite threads
Neither I nor DH wear anything in bed. Teenage DS usually just wears underwear. A clean pair every night, different from the ones he wears in the day, obv. If he wears PJs they're clean every night.
I cannot understand why anyone wouldn't change PJs every night. I wouldn't wear clothes all day without washing them. There's no way I would wear them all night without washing them.
As for towels, we each have our own towel for showers, which we keep in our bedrooms. They're changed after a couple of uses.
Handtowel in the bathroom is changed daily. Teatowel and handtowel in the kitchen, ditto.
Oh, and bras every day. Bedding weekly.
I guess my reasoning is that if I were to do nothing in my clothes but have a nice lie down in them for 6 hours, and I wasn't planning to leave the house, I probably would be ok with washing them every other day!
Bath towels are washed weekly, and we all have our own. Hand towels and flannels are changed daily, as are kitchen towels and tea towels.
DS and I changed our pyjamas twice a week, but I wear knickers under them and he baths before bed, so they don't get dirty.
DH likes cleaning pyjamas bottoms each day, which he wears with a clean tshirt.
I genuinely love these threads about washing .
Nightshirts every day and towels once or twice a week.
Hand towels get washed a couple of times a week.
Bath towels after every use, who wants to dry their face on a towel someone else has dried their bum on?!
No one wears pjs unless staying in someone else's home. Ds's sleep in boxers and they go in wash basket every morning.
Bath towels washed after every use and hand towels daily ( so a load every day ) ,only boxers worn in bed here and they get changed every day . Sheets are done once or twice a week .
Those of you that wash pyjamas etc daily, how many pairs do you all have to have !?
They cost a small fortune, so if the whole family are changing every day, you must all need several pairs.
I only tend to have 2 pairs so changing weekly gives plenty of time to wash and dry them.
Sheets and towels once a week, hand towels and bathmats twice a week as they stay damp more often, pyjamas usually twice a week. Change anything when anyone is ill or if the weather has left things damp etc, obviously!
Definitely change things more often with a baby - his towels and Pjs go into the wash every couple of uses due to accidents, plus I get lots of milk leaks, so run through nighties and sheets more often.
Am still at the water and electricity use of daily towel washers, but then I was raised by European hippies (clean ones, but still!), so maybe have different standards
I actually can't quite believe anyone washes towels daily. . So much effort and drying and everything.
but then I am extremely lazy
I know , and towels are usually used after you have washed .
Green-ds wears them about 2 or 3 days,Dh wears nothing and I am atty the time off my life where I definitely need to change mine every day
This isn't so much fascinating for me as it is just a way of gauging my own standards. I was brought up by my dad who had pretty low standards (always busy working), sometimes we had a cleaner, sometimes we didn't, but I do remember things that when I look back now, I think eww! And then as an adult, I had OCD and went over the top with everything. The OCD is now well under control and I sometimes need to check with other people to make sure my standards are quite normal! I do remember reading other threads like this, but couldn't remember the outcome, but now having started this one, I think opinions were so varied your really none the wiser!
PatchworkPerson I can assure you no-one drys their arse on my bath towel. And I don't dry my face on my bath towel, I have a special face towel for that. AND I have a special system: I dry the top half of my body with the right side of the towel, and the lower half with the other side. <smug>
I don't have a tumble drier so to wash bedsheets and towels any more than once a week would be practically impossible.
I do think a lot depends on how many people are in the household too. I don't change the hand towel every day but then it's only me and DS that use it.
And kitchen towels...it depends what you do with them. I have seen people use them like a multi purpose cloth, one minute wiping up spillages, next minute wiping greasy hands, and then the worktop etc. I don't use my teatowels an awful lot (dishes are left to dry) but I do use an awful lot of kitchen towel, yeh I know, wasteful and all that.
TobyLerone the reason I don't change my pjs every night (although, when you put it like that, I am now re-considering!) because I shower every morning anyway, so it doesn't seem necessary?
I see no-one has given me a good solid reason as to why I should be airing my fanjo.
Wow Chipping, is your house also completely spotless? Good point about about towels rubbing off dead skin fakes.
BTW I don't wear shoes inside the house - JOKE!!! PLEASE DON'T GO THERE!!!
Gamer's comment was so obviously a joke hence the big smiley!!
What I'd like to know is.....
how do you all DRY your laundry?
whethergirl - I wish!! The gremlins seem to bring in dust & debris, little buggers! I'm currently redecorating/renovating/whatevering so the place has stuff everywhere as well as plaster dust etc - my head is done in! One day it will be finished and lovely...
then I'll have to move
I dry everything on the line or in the drier. I tend to hang my tops up straight from the machine to avoid shrinking.
I change pjs after 2 nights, dd after one night. Bath towels are used 2 or 3 times than changed. Hand towels are changed after 2 days.
Honestly? They both get changed as and when.
Usually when I look at them and think "Hmm. I've been using you for an awfully long time."
Ditto goes for bedsheets, jeans, bras and the bathmat.
Same goes for the kiddo.
Showers happen every day (and twice in summer because forty degrees c is disgusting) and I do not approve of seams in my fanjo so knickers are always worn. My precious Fanj is aired out while I'm digging in my wardrobe after a shower.
Oh, and everything is dried on the line. I have a Hills hoist in the middle of the yard for summer and a huge collapsible one under the veranda for winter.
I change bath towels probably after every second use, but its not a rigid routine. Toddler has clean pjs every night. 7 year old has shower every second day and clean pjs after every shower. DH doesn't wear pjs. I usually wear pjs for two nights then change them (shower every day though!).
I LOVE a good washing thread!
Clean Pjs every night
Bedding one a week
Use Bath towels twice before washing. Pot towels every day, sometimes use two a day.
This is why I do 12 loads of washing a week isn't it?
I see no-one has given me a good solid reason as to why I should be airing my fanjo.
I always thought that this was related to the risk of thrush increasing if your vagina is too warm and moist. The body gets hot during the night due to a combination of the duvet, being next to a partner and the body heat that is generated between two people so I would assume that going knicker less at night helps to keep the vagina cool and lessening the risk of thrush.
I would have thought that wearing knickers AND pj bottoms in bed creates too much heat and therefore creates the perfect breeding ground for an overload of thrush inducing bacteria. Maybe I'm wrong.
In any case, I like to sleep totally naked as I hate feeling restricted by garments in bed so whether the thrush thing is a myth or not it wouldn't affect me.
I do exactly the same as you, Daddypigsgusset (gross name, btw )
I line dry everything when I can, or tumble dry/clothes horse.
I change hand towels daily. If there are four people in your house, I'd conservatively estimate they're using the towel five times a day (lets say 3 or 4 times after using the loo through the course of the day and then washing their hands before dinner for example) so thats 20 times a day that the towel is getting wet, then drying a bit, then getting wet. And although your hands are clean, there are dead skin cells, and the bacteria love to feast on them, so whilst I wouldn't consider myself a clean freak I think a daily change of the hand towel is the bare minimum I'd want. Nothing worse than drying your hands on a towel only to discover that your newly washed hands have a manky towel smell.
All I'm saying is knickers, with pyjamas? I like to think my fanjo gets an airing at night!
I think I'm totally repressed, I hate the thought of sleeping naked, or not wearing knickers at night. I remember when I had a catheter in after my c section, one of the things that upset me most was that I couldn't wear knickers
Pyjamas every 3 days. I don't believe you need to change them every day in the same way that you do with knickers, because speaking graphically, you get more fluid activity in your gusset during the day than you do at night, assuming you sleep through and aren't up and down to the toilet. I also shower before bed, if I didn't do that, I'd probably be hanging them every other day.
Bedsheets once a week in cool weather, twice a week in very hot weather, though.
DH and me nudey rudey in bed
Towels and ds pj's weekly unless he wees in bed
Norudeshitrequired I keep my vagina cool by not having a partner, so less body heat generated
Seriously though, I could not go without knickers because...well...I get a lot of 'fluid activity' there.
whethergirl I've recently gone from wearing knickers under PJs to none under PJ because I have started showering at night. I get less of that sort of activity now I do this.
My Pj's changed every few days
DS changed daily as if he manages not to wet them at night his first morning wee does and if they escape that then breakfast gets them
Sheets fortnightly. I'd love to do them weekly but we use cloth nappies so have quite a lot of washing
Towels at least once a week because I like having my own towel and OH just grabs what ever and I get a bit ragey and wash all the towels.
Pjs every couple of nights (wear ubdies underneath) unless sex happens and i will have new the next night towels usually every week, bedding 3-4wkly
I live in my pyjamas. I wear clothes for the few hours I'm out of the house, then bra and clothes get whipped off, comfy jammies put on the minute I walk through the door. I'm normally changed before dh has a chance to take his shoes off! Pjs get changed every other day as a result, and I've got about 4 pairs on rotation. Normally sleep in the nuddy so bed sheets and towels get changed quite frequently (leaky boobs and sweats post baby), probably about 3 times a week, hand towels changed pretty much daily as I have visits from dn who, at 2yo struggles to wash his hands properly (understandably), so whilst he's learning I try to change the towel regularly. I wrap baby's bed in a fresh muslin at night where his face is, and put him to sleep in a sleeping bag so can change his sheets once a week.
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