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aibu to not change sheets for a while...

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Cactuar Sun 12-May-13 00:06:58

Having a discussion with dh and friend about how often it is normal to change bedsheets. My mum cannot go for a week without changing bedsheets and we think this us excessive. We feel, as disgusting as is it is, that it is far more normal to leave it for weeks and only do it when it gets absolutely necessary. We think more people are like this than are willing to admit. Are we being unreasonable?

Binkybix Mon 13-May-13 10:46:49

I aim for once a fortnight - sometimes it's a bit more.

I worry about all the energy/water/detergent used for more than once a week!

anonpost Mon 13-May-13 10:07:34

Once a week. Duvet and pillow get replaced yearly.

valiumredhead Mon 13-May-13 09:22:53

At least once a week in this house, twice in the summer.

Jengnr Mon 13-May-13 08:56:16

I do mine when I remember!

KansasCityOctopus Mon 13-May-13 08:27:44

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NewAtThisMalarky Mon 13-May-13 08:22:10

Twice a year whether they need it or not.

livinginwonderland Mon 13-May-13 08:08:05

Every 2 weeks on the dot. DP is very particular about it, haha.

CremeEggThief Sun 12-May-13 22:06:33

Every fortnight to three weeks. Weekly if really hot.

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Sun 12-May-13 21:17:14

Weekly here, give or take a day or two. Nothing better than crisp, clean sheets. Could not leave it longer than a fortnight, I wouldn't be able to sleep!

aderynlas Sun 12-May-13 20:47:36

oh now I want clean sheets but its too late to do now, mmm cotton sheets smile

QuinionsRainbow Sun 12-May-13 20:43:50

I don't think our washing machine is particularly big but, when DCs are about, all of our bedding fits easily into two loads (with room for socks, knickers etc.) which we can get washed and dried within a morning. When DCs are away, which they are most of the time these days, we can get away with one load. If anything is tedious, it is the stripping and remaking beds, a task that DH has taken upon himself in recent years.

forevergreek Sun 12-May-13 20:25:59

Seriously? What's with the we have x amount of children and work so can't wash bedding?

We have children, we both work 12+ hr days, and the washing machine does all the hard work. It's only taking it off, and another on, no one does backbreaking hand scrubbing in the yard these days.

I honestly don't understand when people say they have piles and piles of washing to due as they are too tired/ work/ have a broken baby toe.. It's not you doing it its the machine!

trinity0097 Sun 12-May-13 20:19:27

Because of this thread I washed our bedding today! Think I last did them in Feb! I kept meaning to but didn't have the time to wash and dry on the same day.

gregcal Sun 12-May-13 20:03:52

Weekly! When it is hot everyday!

alistron1 Sun 12-May-13 19:59:57

We have 4 kids and both work full time. If we had to factor washing 5 sets of bedding into our weekly routine we'd die.

I think in this day and age when we all generally wash every day + wear clean clothes every day weekly bed changing is not essential.

Manky and proud.

zukiecat Sun 12-May-13 19:58:37

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sparkle12mar08 Sun 12-May-13 19:56:50

If you take a duvet to a chain dry cleaners they will send it off to their central depot to be washed in a giant washing machine - I know because I've worked there! You can't dry clean a duvet with solvents because it would then be a health and fire hazard - dry cleaning solvent is nasty, nasty stuff and you would not want to be breathing in it's fumes for 6-8hrs a night from your duvet! So in a word you're better off finding your local laundrette and having a service wash. It'll be cheaper, too.

OnwardBound Sun 12-May-13 19:56:29

Probably fortnightly to monthly here.

They don't smell or look particularly dirty so it doesn't bother me. Luckily DH is equally slovenly unbothered.

Guests always get clean sheets. Un-ironed ones though.

Seriously, who has the time to iron bed clothes? confused

My ironing basket is overflowing as it is!

Bunbaker Sun 12-May-13 19:47:34

"so I take them off and wash them once every couple of months"

This is a wind up, right?

forevergreek Sun 12-May-13 19:34:00

Zukie - we generally use same bedding also, but just take off in am and back on in pm when clean. Gets washed every week

zukiecat Sun 12-May-13 19:23:25

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Wuldric Sun 12-May-13 18:51:43

IEatCakeInBed - if you take your duvets to the dry cleaner, I am sure they will dry clean it. If, on the other hand, you take it to the launderette, I think they will shove it in a big industrial washing machine and then dry it and they will come out clean and lovely.

Lambzig Sun 12-May-13 18:48:31

Twice a week here. Would feel yuk with anything else. If I am ever very rich (not likely), my luxury would be very posh linen sheets changed daily.

DuchessFanny Sun 12-May-13 18:44:42

I also turn the mattress once a week ! Wear fresh pj's every night ..

Greenkit Sun 12-May-13 18:44:21

Sex...humm whats that then

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