some great ideas here!
I only have one to add that I haven't seen here--I usually put two pillowcases on everybody's pillow. If a kiddo gets a bloody nose, or somebody drools (we have a lot of droolers in our family including DH
) or just somebody drags his pillow around the house and gets dog hair on it
I can peel off the outside pillowcase and they have a nice clean pillow the next night, and it's ok if I don't wash the other one that day. (I usually do laundry 1-2 days a week, and I really hate those emergency must-wash-this-today situations.)