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To ask how often you change your bedsheets?

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33goingon64 Sat 17-Sep-11 07:37:25

my mum and my sister both insist on every week and I reckon it makes sense when you think of how much two people sweat each night. I usually manage every fortnight and feel a bit scummy about it. But I know plenty of people who think it's ok to wait a month. DH would wait until there were things crawling around and the sheets could stand up on their own. I change DS's cot sheets and sleeping bag once per week as I think that's a bit different. So, what do you all do?

nancythursday Sat 17-Sep-11 07:40:58

Once a week, I would do it more often if I had the time... I love clean bedding!

Aftereightsaremine Sat 17-Sep-11 07:41:21

Twice a week when dh here, once a week when he's not. Dcs get changed weekly.

MrsPresley Sat 17-Sep-11 07:43:32

Usually once a fortnight but occasionally a bit longer especially in winter when I cant get washing out to dry.

HairyGrotter Sat 17-Sep-11 07:44:36

Depends who has slept in it and what I've done in it.

It's usually (99% of the time) just DD and I who crash in my bed so I change the sheets every fortnight.

DD's bed, I change very rarely because she rarely sleeps in it! Usually once a month at a push

PublicHair Sat 17-Sep-11 07:44:54

every week.

rushofbloodtothefeet Sat 17-Sep-11 07:45:31

Ahhh, A perennial MN classic.

Lets play bedding top trumps!

GOML always wins BTW

PublicHair Sat 17-Sep-11 07:45:56

(on a tuesday!) wink

weevilswobble Sat 17-Sep-11 07:47:02

Whenever i get round to it. Usually after DP has been to stay. blush! Otherwise it works out about 2 weeks. Did mine and DD's yesterday.

saladsandwich Sat 17-Sep-11 07:50:16

every week sometimes every fortnight if the weathers been bad and i havent got alot of washing done

changeforthebetter Sat 17-Sep-11 07:51:19

Every fortnight unless the weather is really hot (not that often in Yorkshirewink) but DD1's get changed more often due to some early morning laziness tiredness and consequent wee accidents hmm

I love clean sheets but we're not that sweaty smile and it's a waste of electricity and water (plus hard to dry the sheets with no tumble)

melpomene Sat 17-Sep-11 07:52:41

Every week. Haven't had the duvet cleaned for aaaaages though.

Conflugenglugen Sat 17-Sep-11 07:54:41

Every week.

LoveInAColdClimate Sat 17-Sep-11 07:55:41

Used to be every week or sometimes fortnightly if v busy but now am pregnant am so blooming sweaty it has to be weekly and would be daily if I didn't have the inconvenience of having to go to work eating into my cleaning time...

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sat 17-Sep-11 08:04:00

At least once a week - more in summer.

Duvets and pillows are cleaned every spring and autumn - thanks for the reminder!

33goingon64 Sat 17-Sep-11 08:04:58

I always have a battle with DH who actually prefers 'his smell' in the bed <boak> and kicks up a minor fuss about having to put the new duvet cover on before bedtime. It really pisses me off as he never actually does the bedclothes washing and it takes like 10 minutes to make the bed again. I am inspired by all you weekly changers though and will endeavour to join your sweet smelling club. Sod DH.

iscream Sat 17-Sep-11 08:06:46

Once a week.

fedupofnamechanging Sat 17-Sep-11 08:11:15

I'd like to do it weekly, but it usually works out every ten days to two weeks. There are six of us in this house and it's a mammoth task getting it all washed and dried on top of all the clothes washing and towels.

I can cram the single duvets into the washing machine and do that 2 - 3 times a year.

cerealqueen Sat 17-Sep-11 08:52:19

Once a week for all of use ideally but that can slip. I sometimes put on fresh pillowcases mid-week as I love to have a fresh pillow!

Dialsmavis Sat 17-Sep-11 09:12:17

I aim for weekly but it doesn't always happen. To those those weekly or more people: How do you do it in the winter? Do you all use a tumble drier?

Proudnscary Sat 17-Sep-11 09:16:58

Fuck, I'm not answering now I've read the above posts.

Umm, yes once a week.


LoveInAColdClimate Sat 17-Sep-11 09:21:23

Our sheets get dried over the upstairs bannisters in winter - we're lucky that one floor of the house hardly gets used so it's not like they're hanging somewhere we have to look at them. Thinking about getting a tumble dryer, though, as expecting our first baby so that floor will be used more and there will be more washing...

ireallyagreewithyou Sat 17-Sep-11 09:23:43

Why in aibu?

Yes you are fucking mental and utterly BU

PuspornInBoots Sat 17-Sep-11 09:49:07

I just buy new ones for my b/day in June and a Christmas. wink

Stoirin Sat 17-Sep-11 09:56:38

YABU: to be asking this here, try Chat. where all the other times it was asked it went

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