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Question: How Often Do You Launder Your Linens? :: Total Votes:37
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Every three days 0  [0.00%]
Once every week 15  [40.54%]
Twice every month 7  [18.92%]
Once every month 9  [24.32%]
Once every three months 2  [5.41%]
Once every school semester 1  [2.70%]
Once every school year 0  [0.00%]
Once every calendar year 0  [0.00%]
Huh?  Why do they need to be washed? 3  [8.11%]
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Just curious how often folks launder their linens -- sheets, blankets / comforter covers?

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Well I change them (sheets, pillow covers) weekly, I launder them when I've got a washer load. Blankets etc. are seasonal as they pretty much just sit there getting less contact than seat cushions so they get cleaned just before being stored.
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Weekly. Comforters are down, I change the duvet covers every month. Used to do it more often, but when our kittie passed away in summer, it doesn't get all dirty/furry anymore :(

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Unless I bleed all over them, I change my bed linens every other week, and then wash them.  Of course, I try to keep some older towels close by the bed for those unexpected blood loses.  Things tend to be messy in my line of entertainment.  

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Sheets every couple of weeks. Quilt and blanket seldom, but I cover them with a bed spread that I wash monthly to keep dust down.

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Y'all are gross. There is new everything on my beds every week. Even Punk's bed if he only uses it for a couple of days.

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The baby's get changed all the time

Ours?  Whenever I get the time!  lol


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Weekly or less if needed.
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Every Friday morning my wake up call is when the sheets, pillow cases, etc. get stripped while I'm still sleeping.

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Weekly if home.

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Thank God. Sane people.. lol

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After I started following the flylady.com plan, Mondays are a 60 minute home blessing, including changing sheets, emptying all trash cans, tossing old magazines and catalogues and sweeping or vacuuming only the main traffic centers of all the rooms.  i used to never know when I'd get around to it, now it just seems to take care of itself.

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After I started following the flylady.com plan, Mondays are a 60 minute home blessing, including changing sheets, emptying all trash cans, tossing old magazines and catalogues and sweeping or vacuuming only the main traffic centers of all the rooms.  i used to never know when I'd get around to it, now it just seems to take care of itself.

Get her to come bless my place.

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I do my laundry about monthly unless I have company and then it is before they arrive. :)

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After I started following the flylady.com plan, Mondays are a 60 minute home blessing, including changing sheets, emptying all trash cans, tossing old magazines and catalogues and sweeping or vacuuming only the main traffic centers of all the rooms.  i used to never know when I'd get around to it, now it just seems to take care of itself.

Get her to come bless my place.

She doesn't make house calls but it feels like she does,


from the emails she sends to remind you of your daily job

"What is the Weekly Home Blessing Hour?
The Weekly Home Blessing hour is the time FlyLady spends slipshod cleaning her home. No detailed cleaning required; vacuum the middle of the floors only!

FlyLady sets her timer for 10 minutes to work on each of 7 tasks:

Vacuum
Dust
Mop
Polish Mirrors and Doors
Purge magazines
Change Sheets
Empty all trash

This takes approximately one hour; some tasks take less than 10 minutes.
“Don’t obsess, set your timer for 10 minutes for each task, then QUIT!”


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Considering I've been using a sleeping bag on top of a dog blanket laid out on a bed  (the dog takes half), not for at least the last 16 years so far.

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I change the sheets and comforter cover once a week. The down comforter gets cleaned only about once a year, if needed. When it gets cold, I will add a blanket. That will get washed as needed.
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People wash linens?  Never knew that, we just put new ones on the bed when the old ones wear out.

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Now that I'm married, the sheets get changed weekly.  We clean the house every Friday night before "Family Night".

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When I was growing up we changed the sheets every Saturday.  I am less stuck on that, because we shower daily (which we didn't then), usually right before going to bed.  Honestly, I should probably reverse things and wash the bedspread weekly and the sheets monthly--the dust is probably more of an issue.

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Whenever my wife decides it's time.
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Whenever my wife decides it's time.

Ditto.  Previous to being married every 6 - 12 months if there were even sheets on the bed.  This brings us another frequent discussion w/ the wife.  I believe the wash cloth washes itself in the process of the shower and therefore does not need to be laundered.  She says I'm disgusting.
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You use a washcloth in the shower?  What ever for?

I shampoo my hair, then before rinsing it all out, I take some of the suds and smear them around various places, reloading my hand as necessary from the ample suds in my hair.  Saves soap, and washcloths.  :)  


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When? Basically whenever I really feel like it. It's not like there is anyone here to set a schedule for such things.

I'm not a fan of rolling over every night and getting a good whiff of industrial laundry perfumes. It's like asphyxiation among the fake flowers -- overdoing a good thing, you might say.

I shower often enough that it's no big deal. So, short answer: whenever I get around to it.


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You use a washcloth in the shower?  What ever for?

I shampoo my hair, then before rinsing it all out, I take some of the suds and smear them around various places, reloading my hand as necessary from the ample suds in my hair.  Saves soap, and washcloths.  :)  

Cave dirt needs to be scrubbed off.  Many instances of leaving dirt angels in the bed after an insufficient shower after a dirty cave trip.  Again wife says I'm disgusting but then she will scrub me down after the trips so I ain't complaining.
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I try to wash them weekly, sometimes that gets pushed to every week and half, depending on schedules and what is going on.
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When? Basically whenever I really feel like it. It's not like there is anyone here to set a schedule for such things.

I'm not a fan of rolling over every night and getting a good whiff of industrial laundry perfumes. It's like asphyxiation among the fake flowers -- overdoing a good thing, you might say.

I shower often enough that it's no big deal. So, short answer: whenever I get around to it.

You can get unscented detergents.  It may take some looking, but I do it--the perfumes irritate my allergies, which are irritating enough already, so I make a point of not using them.

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You can get unscented detergents.  It may take some looking, but I do it--the perfumes irritate my allergies, which are irritating enough already, so I make a point of not using them.

Yeah, sometimes.  Although, it seems everything has something.

But tough to find in bulk, as a reliable supply.


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