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View Poll Results: On average, how often do you change your sheets?
More often than weekly 1 3.33%
Weekly 8 26.67%
Once every two weeks 6 20.00%
Monthly 7 23.33%
Less frequently than monthly 4 13.33%
Only when they seem dirty 4 13.33%
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How often do you change your sheets?

Another thread got me wondering...on average, how often do you change sheets at your house? (Assuming there isn't anyone sick or potty training.)

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Every week.
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The beds we sleep in I change when the washing machine is empty (rare) or when they seem musty. The 'recreational' bed gets changed once a week usually.
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My goal is once a week but, for lots of reasons mostly related to being the mother of small children, it is often longer than that.
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Weekly. By which I mean I get them washed our weekly housekeeper changes them. The kids get them ever other week or so.
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Every two weeks, but I'm contemplating buying a third set for every bed and changing them weekly.
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Every 3-4 days. Only have one set in rotation at a time. Wash AM, dry, & back on bed by PM. Too many hours spent in bed to let them go longer than that, IMO. Makes for better sleep, good self-care & nurturing, IMO.
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All my sheets and towels are changed on Friday morning.
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Same here. We put on clean clothes before getting into bed. Someday when I have fewer things to occupy my energy, I'll go back to washing them more frequently.

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I try for weekly but sometimes it may be a few days past that. I never go longer than 2 weeks before they are changed.
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Weekly. We have 3 sets for our queen bed and ds has three sets for his queen bed.








All are cotton.


And, yup, I iron them, too! LOVE the feel of crisp, ironed sheets (I use lavender water for the ironing). Pure bliss....
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I don't think I've ever in my life slept on ironed sheets...
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I don't think I've ever in my life slept on ironed sheets...
...with lavender water!
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I looove clean sheets! I like the idea of changing them every week, but it's usually every 2 weeks . . . . and right now I am at almost 3 weeks for my bed. . . . and now I will get off the computer and go wash my sheets.

Ooops, can't do that! The baby is sleeping on them! (this is why these seemingly simple tasks are soooo hard to do!)



Okay . . . I am dreaming of crisp, clean, ironed sheets lightly scented with home distilled lavender water. Please tell me what your routine is and who washes/irons!
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Hmm, I bet dd1 would like to iron her sheets. I don't even use actual sheets on mine because I'm weird about fabrics; instead I use a cotton comforter on the bottom and a down one on top.
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I looove clean sheets! I like the idea of changing them every week, but it's usually every 2 weeks . . . . and right now I am at almost 3 weeks for my bed. . . . and now I will get off the computer and go wash my sheets.

Ooops, can't do that! The baby is sleeping on them! (this is why these seemingly simple tasks are soooo hard to do!)



Okay . . . I am dreaming of crisp, clean, ironed sheets lightly scented with home distilled lavender water. Please tell me what your routine is and who washes/irons!

The washing is done by either myself, dh or ds (age 15). I mean, it's using a washing machine, not difficult!


I do all the ironing because I like to iron!! Both dh and ds know how to iron, of course, but I do it, by choice. I have the time and the desire.


I don't home-distill my lavender water. use a product made by "Maid Naturally" that is distilled water and lavender essential oil. I spray it on the dry linens and iron normally, using steam, as well.


We grow tons of lavender (I am guessing we must have around 300 plants), so I make sachets and such, with the dried buds and blossoms.


I iron all our clothes (I only own two items -blouses- that are considered "wrinkle-free" because I didn't want to worry about ironing when we were in Europe for a month's vacation, last year and this year). Other than those blouses, everything else is either cotton, linen, bamboo or wool.


I just really love the look and feel of ironed clothes and linens. The scent is an added bonus!
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Pre-children, I always ironed pillowcases. I might go back to it one day when they're older. I do like the look and feel.
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I iron for weddings and funerals and that's it. I also am a rare person who does not like lavender. I don't do many scents, but prefer citrus ones.

As for sheets, usually when they get dirty?

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Generally id say its monthly. Or, right away if someone pees. I didn't know pillows could be washed in a washing machine so ours went several years without being washed. Now I do them every few months. That's a lot, right? I guess this is what happens when you're raised in a dysfunctional home with an alcoholic mother then raised by a single father!
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I have down pillows that are dry cleaned once a year.

I change the sheets once a week on Friday morning - it gives the weekend a restful respite.
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I aspire to changing sheets every two weeks but I fear it's less often than monthly. Sometimes I toss my pillows in the drier on high thinking that will kill dust mites and freshen them up. I have pillow covers on them, in addition to pillow cases, which get washed. Some pillow materials get clumpy and never recover from getting wet. I have washed feather/down pillows in the washer without problems. But faux feather pillows did not fair well.

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I aspire to changing sheets every two weeks but I fear it's less often than monthly. Sometimes I toss my pillows in the drier on high thinking that will kill dust mites and freshen them up. I have pillow covers on them, in addition to pillow cases, which get washed. Some pillow materials get clumpy and never recover from getting wet. I have washed feather/down pillows in the washer without problems. But faux feather pillows did not fair well.
I too am in this camp. Though I do change Little Man's sheets more frequently than the ridiculous set up (involving a duvet, WTH!?) on our bed. Aspire to weekly for his, but usually end up biweekly. There are worse things. :-)

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Weekly unless someone gets sick
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