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Kay???? Report 22 Feb 2013 10:41

I have duvet washed everyyear drop it in and pick up next day.

tea towels changed everyday often have used 3,! but them and towels get boiled together,,,,,,dishcloth bleached everyday.

white bedding for me so dont have to worry about mix and match,

only iron P/cases and cover.........lifes to short. :-D


AnninGlos Report 22 Feb 2013 10:30

As we use two sheets and don't have a tumble drier the duvet cover does not get washed once a week.

Thinking about it, when we had sheets, blankets, eiderdown and bedspreads the eiderdown wasn't washable and the bedspread didn't get washed that often, the blankets probably annually. And we were all very healthy in our family. :-D


PollyinBrum Report 22 Feb 2013 10:26

Once a week bed in the winter, more so in the summer. I simply have to have matching sets bedding and towels. I think I would prefer to sleep on the floor than get into a bed that has not been changed for a MONTH.


AnninGlos Report 22 Feb 2013 08:40

OH irons all sheets fitted and flat and pillow cases.


SueMaid Report 22 Feb 2013 08:31 about how often people change teatowels and dishcloths?


Joeva Report 22 Feb 2013 07:20

Be interesting to know in addition to how often bedding is washed, how often mattresses are vacuumed and pillows / duvet are washed or cleaned. :-0


vera2010 Report 22 Feb 2013 04:06

Am I the first to admit it. I'm one of the 60%. Wash my sheets once a fortnight. Hardly ever sleep on them. Mostly fall asleep on the sofa.

It has also been said that sheets should be washed at 60 degrees to kill of the bed mites although I doubt anything survives Maggie's housekeeping. Dry them on an airer and sometimes give the pillowcases an iron.


*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 22 Feb 2013 01:06

Ironing fitted sheets !!
Well the middle may have a quick smooth over ;-)


Sharron Report 22 Feb 2013 00:28

I change mine every time I think I will.

Use padded throws because duvet was too hot and have three on the go usually.One bottom,two top.They move down in turn.

It is quite hard to have enough washing to keep Fred happy so a throw often comes in handy when he has overtaken us on the clothes front.


LollyWithSprinklez Report 22 Feb 2013 00:02

Chris.....Ironing fitted sheets you is spoiled!!

I'm with Maggie dry on radiators and let the conditioner work as air freshener, I have noticed lately cooking smells wafting in from next door, even when windows are closed haven't got a clue why :-S possibly the air bricks but that's a different story!

Brought back memories top to bottom, not possible any more with fitted sheets :-D

As I have tents, groundsheets and heaven knows what under bed I have to a KS on a double :-(


Wend Report 21 Feb 2013 23:57

Nite nite all - off for a hot date in my freshly laundered linen - only joking :-D

Thank gawd for a sense of humour, eh :-P :-D


maggiewinchester Report 21 Feb 2013 23:38

I've got a kingsize duvet on a double bed too :-D :-D
Hides a multitude of junk under the bed.
Initially I bought one because when the children were young, and came into our bed, guess who was left without any duvet? :-|
I also tend to buy king sized top sheets too - I like a firm tuck in :-D

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 21 Feb 2013 23:34

Just to confuse, or add a bit of interest>>>>>>>>>>or not !

Son and dau have single beds , but have double duvets on them ,drapes down over the side and keeps them warm :)

Hubby and I have a double bed and have king-size duvet.

When we had our last new bed it had a very deep micro topped mattress and the double fitted sheets didn't fit ,so had to have king-size fitted sheets, Dad had a King-size duvet (new) on his spare double bed ..not being used so we swapped duvets. :)


maggiewinchester Report 21 Feb 2013 23:32

I used to have a tumble drier, but it decided to start smouldering.
Now I just turn the heating up and dry stuff on the radiators.
Instant air freshener (the conditioner - I don't use 'proper' air fresheners - if there's a smell, I search it out and get rid of it)) and a toasty-warm me :-D


Kay???? Report 21 Feb 2013 23:24

I remember mum boiling the candy stripped flannette sheets everyweek in the copper,,,,,,in the end they had no pile on them,,,summer the blankets got washed in turn from each bed.,,,no tumbles then.......!

dont we have it easy :-D


maggiewinchester Report 21 Feb 2013 23:24

:-D in my case Chris, makes a change from a ...well just good a blow :-D


ChrisofWessex Report 21 Feb 2013 23:22

Forgot to say our bed chnaged weekly -if hot summer?? changed more.

Always reckoned knickers and sheets were better off for a good blow in fresh air.


Andrew Report 21 Feb 2013 23:20

I don't know how often my straw and sawdust gets changed......

Andy ;-)

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 21 Feb 2013 23:14

see you dont mix and match sets rules its t' rules, Maggie I love the smell of bedding when its been dried out doors its yummmy :-D


ChrisofWessex Report 21 Feb 2013 23:13

Maggie - I too like sets of bed linen. OH occasionally gets them mixed up.
Other week he put a KS duvet in a double cover. This week in a spare room he has put a KS cover on a double duvet.

I have posted a list inside linen cupboard stating which colour goes in the 3 bedrooms! Also we have the KS bed - so a few weeks ago I bought new sheets in cream (did ask if he wanted flat or fitted as he moans about fitted when ironing) and that left white sheets for the other rooms.

The sheet system is working so far - wonder if the duvet list will work???