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How often do you wash your bedding?

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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!!!

GoingGoingGoth Sat 20-Apr-13 23:24:57

It depends on the weather as I don't have a tumble drier. So in the summer, it's weekly, but this time of year about once a fortnight.

chummymummy7 Sat 20-Apr-13 23:26:05

Gosh your standards are high. Or mine are low.blush I wash mine and two kids' bedclothes fortnightly unless any major spills occur in between.

BriansBrain Sat 20-Apr-13 23:32:25

One single on a Monday then another and another on Tue & Wed and then ours on a Thursday.

Wash and bung on spare with no ironing.

In reality it's once every 2 weeks and all done on a Saturday but when I wasn't working it was the above.

LeChatRouge Sat 20-Apr-13 23:32:41

Mine on Saturdays. Every bed here has at least two sets so plenty of time to dry them......

So tonight......a lovely fresh bed. I love getting into clean sheets.

My friend does it less often, she uses a top sheet as well as a duvet, so washes her sheets, but not her quilt cover IYSWIM.

MousyMouse Sat 20-Apr-13 23:39:06

every other week.
one week the dc's the other dh's and mine.
lots of airing in between.

Highschoolsweetheart Sat 20-Apr-13 23:42:20

I do ours on a Sunday, I have 2 sets for our bed so one comes off, and the other goes on. DD's gets done on a Friday she has 3 different sets and they just get rotated.

I don't have a tumble dryer so having an extra set or 2 is a good idea doesn't matter if it takes a while to dry then.

I also only iron the quilt cover once it's on the bed, makes life much easier

CointreauVersial Sat 20-Apr-13 23:46:23

DCs every two weeks.

Mine/DH's I do the sheet and pillow cases weekly (and flip the duvet), then the duvet every two weeks.

AdoraBell Sun 21-Apr-13 00:01:11

I aim for weekly, doesn't always happen though. Could you do a kind of rota, without making tons more work for yourself, maybe yours and 1 DC today and the rest tomorrow.

gobbin Sun 21-Apr-13 00:09:07


Bunbaker Sun 21-Apr-13 00:10:00

Weekly. If I had four children I would dread it as I hate making up beds.

50BalesOfHay Sun 21-Apr-13 00:18:52

Nobody really leaves the same sheets on all week shock

Bunbaker Sun 21-Apr-13 00:20:51

"Nobody really leaves the same sheets on all week"

Are you for real 50? We don't run a hotel or have an army of staff to do our laundry.

Clary Sun 21-Apr-13 00:21:57

Every week. I only have 3 DC tho. And DD likes to change her own which helps.

50Bales really? How often do you change yorus then?

50BalesOfHay Sun 21-Apr-13 00:28:58

Daily. I don't wear dirty clothes. I don't sleep in dirty sheets. It takes 5 mins a bed. I only wash duvets weekly though blush

Bunbaker Sun 21-Apr-13 00:31:23

You change your bedding daily!!!? That's a bit OTT isn't it?

50BalesOfHay Sun 21-Apr-13 00:35:28

Each to their own, Bunbaker. I like clean sheets.

notso Sun 21-Apr-13 00:39:19

When I was working and had 2 DC I did them every week.

Now I'm a SAHM and have 4 DC I do them when I think they need it, or if there is a spillage/vom/snotfest.
DD 12 does her own but doesn't wash them.

50Bales what do you do in one night to make them dirty?

Bunbaker Sun 21-Apr-13 00:40:50

My sheets are clean after one night. I want to know why yours get so mucky after one night as well.

50BalesOfHay Sun 21-Apr-13 00:42:43

Sweat badly due to menopause, since you ask, notso

OutragedFromLeeds Sun 21-Apr-13 00:43:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

abbyfromoz Sun 21-Apr-13 00:44:47

Weekly but.... I have to admit...
The cleaner does it blush
Although i launder the bedding! Hehe
If it was left to me i would try to do it weekly but might end up being fortnightly every now and then.

Clary Sun 21-Apr-13 00:46:31

Wow 50 bales you must spend a lot of time washing and ironing sheets.

I don't think I could manage that tbh.

happybubblebrain Sun 21-Apr-13 00:48:33

Less often than someone on MN starts a threat on this topic.

50BalesOfHay Sun 21-Apr-13 00:52:25

Wow, outraged, did you really mean to be so rude?

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