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#31 of 51 Old 02-24-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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You want more than 1. 2 for me is ideal.

If something liquidous happens in the wee hours you don't want to sit up all night waiting for clean sheets.
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I have two sets for each bed. But both beds are Queens, so 2 is the average. I usually rotate three sets on our bed, and just keep one set for the guest bed. It's very rare that we have to change the sheets on the guest bed last minute - we usually just wash them after each guest and put them right back on the bed.

When I have kids in their own beds, I plan on having 2 or 3 sets for each bed, but again since we will probably have them all in twins, and the likelihood of needing to change ALL the sheets is not very high, we could get away with one spare for each bed, I think.
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Two per bed. For the basinette and crib mattresses, though, for some reason, I bought three. I don't need three, though. Two per bed works out fine for us.

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We have 4 for our queen.
7 twin sets for our 3 twin sized beds
2 for the fuul guest
4 for the sidecarred crib
omg dozens of pillowcases it seems

like another pp, I have a bed linen weakness

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we have 1 for us and 4 for babe, but only use 1 at a time-no accidents yet. i think your numbers sound good. but i guess if you have extra sheets around, they cant hurt to keep!
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Two pairs for our bed (one of which is really crummy!), one pair for the bed of my 7 & 4 year olds, two pairs for my 2.5 year old's bed and two pairs for the crib (although since the baby has never slept there the sheets have never been changed)
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Our bed: Two fitted sheets, two sets of pillow cases, one set of duvet covers

DD's bed (and often guest bed): two sets of sheets and pillow cases, two sets of blankets (one duvet so no need for top sheet and one quilt which is used with a top sheet)

One extra set of sheets and pillow cases for foldout couch downstairs, one extra blanket

We also have a fleece blanket for hanging out on the couch and snuggling.

That's all the linen we have.
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I think having two sets per bed is ideal. We have had several bed-wetting incidents in the middle of the night (co-sleeping children) that two sets is a necessity.

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4 sets/bed. 3 regular and 1 flannel.

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2 flannel and 2 regular for each bed.

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I have two sets for the master bed. So, if DS throws up/pees/diaper explodes on the bed in the middle of the night there is an extra.

I have a lot of sheets for the kids' beds but that is mostly because someone gave me two hand me down ones, and I had like five from my baby shower.
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I have 1 for our bed and 3 for the baby.

I have a few sets of old sheets, but I just use those to cover plants when it frosts.
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4 sets of sheets for our bed (and 3 duvet cover sets)

2 sets of sheets for each for two guest rooms

And we're planning on 2 to 3 sets of sheets for baby's room

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2 sets of sheets for our 2 queen beds (we actually have a couple more, but they're so worn they're unusable, we now are saving for drop cloths)
6 sets of sheets for 4 twin beds.

You can get way usually with one set per bed if you're an adult, but with kids, it's always a good idea to have a few extra for accidents/spills/throw ups, etc.

I would love to have two more sets of queen jersey knits (super soft, my ideal)

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We have three for our king-size family bed (we have between 3-5 people in any given night, so you never know what could happen). For the twin-size beds that dd and ds have, I think I have about four sets total.

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I would love to have two more sets of queen jersey knits (super soft, my ideal)
Yes, those are my favorite. So comfy! It helps that they are super cheap, too

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This is part of the reason why I have pared down the variety of mattress sizes in our house.

We use fitted sheets and duvet covers - no top sheets. I'm not quite to my goal yet, but my plan is as follows:

4 or 5 beds = 6 sheet/pillow case combos & 6 duvet covers. I figure the chances of needing more than one spare set in a single night is slim. (And yes, we've had multiple sickies in one night. But I put down a vinyl-backed crib-sized sheet if someone is suspect).

I might go as high as 2 sheets per bed if that means having one regular sheet and one flannel sheet for each bed. Whatever the "off season" sheet is would be the spare for late-night mishaps, etc.

Folded up sheets, duvet covers, and pillow cases take up a LOT of room. And fitted sheets are a PITA to fold.

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I would say 2 sets, that's what we have for our bed, for ds's toddler bed i think we have more like 4, ( i got some hand me downs after i bought a set) and the full size spare has 2 sets, but those i would to eventually replace as they are pretty old, but we rarely have company so looks don't really matter right now.

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Dh and I have 2 sets for our bed, one set of super cheapo cotton ones that we only use while the other are being washed. Those are nice high quality ones we got last christmas from mil.
Ds has two sets, cars and wall-e but he just got his own twin bed, give it time i'm sure he'll have more.
Dd has about a million sets of crib sheets only because we got some for ds and her, plus my step moms family made us a bunch too. I don't complain though , i love having that many crib sheets. Those are the only ones that really get dirty.

We don't ever use top sheets on any of the beds so those are all folded in a drawer, we pull them out for company to use or whatever if someone crashes on our couch. We also have a million pillow cases , because i change mine like every other night.

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We have two sets for each bed in the house, which means two queen-sized sets, four twin-sized sets, and two toddler bed sheets. We also have one extra queen-sized comforter and one extra twin-sized comforter.

We have to be prepared. We throw up a lot in this house.
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We have 3 beds in our house, 2 queen and 1 twin. One of the queen beds is our guest bed, and there is 1 set of sheets for that bed. For our master bed, we have 2 sets of cotton sheets and 1 set of flannel sheets. For dd's bed we have one set of cotton sheets and one set of flannel sheets. We could probably do away with our extra queen cotton set, but I like having an extra on hand in case I want to change sheets in between washes if we have a particularly hot streak in the summer.
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