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To only wash my bedding ...

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Froggy2013 Sat 20-Apr-13 21:48:25

Every 2 weeks?

King size and junior double sheets, duvet cover etc., which I iron. Plus spare bed maybe every 4 weeks (me/DH spend the odd night when we are having problems sleeping/have visitors staying over). Can't understand how other mums manage to get everything washed, dried and ironed in a week?!

Am I manky?

Guntie Sat 20-Apr-13 22:03:33

I weekly and iron as well. I am pretty sure most people dont sweat a litre a night. Unless you all get up to a lot more than me in bed blush

I thought this was interesting.

DottyDot Sat 20-Apr-13 22:03:37

Damn it - cross posts!

I wash them when I suddenly realise I can't remember when I last washed them.

^ Yep, that ^

Although in the Summer I think my bed linen definitely gets washed more, love the smell of line dried clothing. Bit of a trudge up and down the stairs to do it (as I live in a flat) but worth it in good winds or sunshine.

I'm not a sweaty person really, I have no cats or dogs and sleep in a bed on my own. I definitely washed my sheets loads more when married but he was a sweaty old thing wink

Binkyridesagain Sat 20-Apr-13 22:04:03

If its covered in chocolate just suck it. You should then be able to get another week out of it grin

KatyTheCleaningLady Sat 20-Apr-13 22:04:14

I change the bedding for some of my clients and fortnightly is pretty common.

Kubalai Sat 20-Apr-13 22:04:34

Weekly for our bed, on a Sunday, and dds alternate weeks unless obviously dirty.

I wouldn't iron bedding ever!

Where's GetOrf?!?!

Zappo Sat 20-Apr-13 22:04:35

Intrigued as to what Stangirl will admit to.

I rarely change my bedlinen. I do it when I spill something on it or DC is sick on it and when it starts to look grubby. No official time scale maybe every couple of months, sometimes more.

I may be manky but I love the smell of lived in sheets.

I have never washed my duvets ( I have some that are older than my children).

ChippingInLovesSpring Sat 20-Apr-13 22:04:40

Nah - it's just about OK smile I do mine at least weekly, mostly twice a week in summer. I love fresh sheets.

I sometimes iron them - the rest of the time I have a life wink

Still18atheart Sat 20-Apr-13 22:05:26

Every two weeks is the norm in this household too

slatternlymother Sat 20-Apr-13 22:06:39

Problem is - everything we have is white. And we are a "bed family" (mainly because our sofa is falling apart) - so snacks and desserts get eaten in the big family bed ... Whose bedding is now only a week old but already stained with chocolate and honeycomb ...

You must have very good DC! My DC would TRASH my bed!

I wash and iron weekly, twice a week if I'm on. Same with towels. The ironing (with razor sharp creases down the centre!) is a throwback from military training.

Feelingood Sat 20-Apr-13 22:07:35

Peeelease, the regularity of this thread is exactly how many actually change there sheets.

MarianaTrench Sat 20-Apr-13 22:08:05

Every two weeks here. I think they just start to feel a bit lived in on about day 12. Don't have time to do it more often.

Feelingood Sat 20-Apr-13 22:08:08

Fuck off I know it should be their.

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 20-Apr-13 22:09:12

Every one to two weeks, but only because my cleaning lady comes once a week and I don't want her to think we are gross- I change them for her coming.

Talkinpeace Sat 20-Apr-13 22:09:24

I thought one just bought new sheets regularly

OhTheConfusion Sat 20-Apr-13 22:10:44

I have three DC's so 1 x king bed, 1 x double (spare room), 2 x Single and 1 cotbed... I love fresh sheets but hate changing the bed.

I change our bed and the cotbed one week, then the two singles the followiing week. I only change the spare bed after someone has used it... so can be anything from weekly to 6 monthly!

peacefuleasyfeeling Sat 20-Apr-13 22:10:52

Fortnightly and never, ever iron, bedding or anything else for that matter. DH does his own ironing when he feels inclined.

Feelingood Sat 20-Apr-13 22:10:53

Well how often do you wash sofa covers? Bet they have plenty sweaty bottoms on them, does that ever get discussed

Euphemia Sat 20-Apr-13 22:12:42

We have leather sofas - nicely seasoned by bums. smile

MagzFarqharson Sat 20-Apr-13 22:12:47

I never wash bed linen, but buy new every 6 months - whether it's needed or not.

pigsDOfly Sat 20-Apr-13 22:12:54

Surely if we all sweated a litre a night we'd all be sloshing about by morning. Where would it all go?

Euphemia Sat 20-Apr-13 22:13:24

Litre a night bollocks - that's a myth

AlanMoore Sat 20-Apr-13 22:13:43

I aim for weekly but have no tumble dryer so in winter sometimes it's two weeks. I envy GetOrf though, I aspire to that and if time/space/money allow I may achieve it in future! Dcs had d&v recently and though that was awful I did like clean bedding every night smile

Bowlersarm Sat 20-Apr-13 22:14:41

Fortnightly. One week our bedding, the next week the DC's

HollyBerryBush Sat 20-Apr-13 22:15:12

Eating bed is just grim. Unless you are an invalid.

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