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I was cleaning out my linen closet and wondered how many pairs of sheets one person needs? I would like to pair it down to one pair for DH and me, one pair for my 13 year old, and two pairs for my 4 year old and one spare pair for company. Typically I wash all the sheets in the house the same day every week and then put those sheets back on the bed. With the exception of the 4year old who sometimes still has accidents at night, none of my extra sheets ever get used. How many pairs of sheets do you have?

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DH and I have four for our bed, and the kids have two each.

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We have two for our bed, one for the kids. I do like having two sets, so that if one is being washed I don't have to freak out about getting them dried in time for bed. Plus if one set gets ripped, you don't have to immediately go out and buy another set.
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My plan is to have two sets per bed, plus one extra. Currently, all my beds are twin sized, and we have 5 of them, so we need 11 sets of sheets. If I still had a queen sized bed in the house, I'd want 3 sets for that bed. I have visions of changing the sheets "because it's time to change them", then, while those are in the wash, somebody vomits or pees on the clean set- necessitating the third set.

Since it's unlikely that will happen to all the beds in the house at the same time, ONE extra set of sheets per size is adequate.

Currently, I need to declutter my sheets because we just bought some new ones and haven't donated any old ones yet. Plus, we now have thicker mattresses (except for the spare mattress we keep under the bunk bed) so some of the older, "less full cut" sheets no longer fit on anything but the guest bed- so we don't need more than 2 of those. I also have WAY more pillowcases than we need- somehow, we've managed to accumulate more pillowcases than sheets over the years.

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We have 1 extra for our bed. The kids just have one set.
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2 - 1 plain cotton, 1 flannel in rotation. 1 spare from our wedding yet to be opened.
1 -guest bed
3 - baby crib
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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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We have two sets for each bed.

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We used to have a lot but I read somewhere that two seats per bed is more than enough. One on the bed and one in the wash or cupboard. My toddler's sheets are another story though.....I have tons!! I think maybe it's time to purge those, I don't even like most of them, lol.
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2 sets per bed for us.
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I found that the pair I kept in the drawer was still getting allergen-a-riffic, so I pared it all down.

We have two fitted sheets (in case of nighttime emergency) and one top sheet for our bed. I also have two tightly woven flannel pads that I put underneath the spot where DS sleeps. I alternate those. We wash weekly and put the sheets and blankets back on the bed.

We have one set of sheets for the (guest) futon, as well. We have two sleeping bags we zip together for camping. We have one set of sheets (actually, two sheets sewn together to form a liner/envelope) for that set-up.

I do have several pillowcases, but I have some pretty severe allergies and find that frequent pillowcase changing helps dramatically.

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We have two pair and DS has three, I believe. I would like to get one more pair for H and I, but will hold off. We're wanting to get a King size bed and all new bedroom furniture soon, so that'll mean all new bedding. YAY!! :
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Our bed - two complete sets of Queen size sheets
DD's bed + trundle underneath that pops up to match her bed - three complete sets of Twin size sheets

Air-mattress - one complete set of Full size sheets and one set of Full size sheets (minus pillow cases somehow???)

Then we have a few random pillow cases.

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We have three sets and DS has about 4 for his crib. I also have a few sets of sheets for our old twin bed that is in storage- I may get rid of those.

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king -2 cotton/2 flannel

queen - 2 cotton/2 flannel

full - too many
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I have no idea! We have 4 sets (I think) for our King bed, and a whole ton of fitted sheets for the toddler beds (so crib size).

I know I felt the need for more full and twin fitteds because I bought a few of each size when I saw them on sale last weekend. We just got a new couch that has a pull-out bed, so I wanted to have a couple for that, too.

I should probably organize and purge my linen closet to find out!

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I have 3 sets that fit the queen beds in our room & the guest room. LO has 2 sets for his crib & 2 for his co-sleeper.
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We have 3 sets for our bed, though one is a new set that someone bought us for the holidays and now I need to figure out which set it is going to replace.

The kids each have 2 sets of flannel and 2 set of cotton that seasonally get changed out.

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Two Queen sets for the Master bed
Three Full sets for the Guest bed
Three sheets for the Crib
Four sheets for the Pack N Play

I think that is more than enough, honestly!

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I have 2 sets for each bed--one regular and one flannel.

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No sets, I don't like top sheets. I have one fitted sheet for my bed, and 2 fitted sheets for DD's toddler bed (that she barely sleeps in).

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Up until about 6 months ago we only had one set per bed. Then we (I) bought another set for each bed and now I am so much happier not having to do that laundry and waiting to make all the beds in one day.
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This is an area of weakness for me. I love to buy bedding for some reason.

Currently, for our queen size, I own four sets: three regular cotton, plus one flannel. The baby's crib has three fitted sheets.

I have actually pared this down from four sets of cotton, one set of cotton jersey, and three sets of flannel.

Whenever Target has bedding on clearence, it is Sooooo tempting not to buy more!

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we only really use a king size bed and keep about 3 sets for it.
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2 for my bed
1 for dd's bed
1 for guests

I would like to get dd a new sheet set.

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I like to have 2 sets per bed.
That way I can strip and remake the bed all at once instead of waiting for the sheets to wash.

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2 sets for my/dh bed
4 sets 2 cotton and 2 flannel for ds bed
4 sets for guest beds.(queen bed, full sized futon and 2 air beds) We regularly have 3-6 overnight guests at a time.

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I have four sets: two flannel for winter, two jersey for summer. We have sort-of two beds: our queen-sized bed, and a futon in the living room that folds into a double. We actually use the futon a lot, due to issues with snoring, insomnia, and DH's bad back (the futon is very firm and helps him), and if we have overnight guests. I think the only way we could cut back the number of sets would be to use one all-year-round system instead of switching between the flannel and jersey knit... but they're each so comfortable during the appropriate season!

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2 for our bed
2 for guest bed
4 each (8 total) toddler/crib for our 2 girls

I know that the 4 each for the girls seems high, but to be honest they are so small and it is needed when you have 2 kids that keep getting sick in their beds at the same time and it is all you can do to get a sheet, blanket and pjs washed and dried before the next accident.
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3 sets for a Queen bed. 2 Flannel, 1 Cotton. Our bed and the air mattress are both Queen.

4 Duvet Covers: 1 Flannel, 3 Cotton.

2 fitted sheets for my son's toddler bed.

I was actually thinking about getting another set of cotton for our bed. I almost bought some at Target the other day because they were marked down to $17 from $65 but then I realized someone had peeled the red clearance sticker off something else and put it on the sheets. But the King sheets were really on sale.

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