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Archive for May 6th, 2010


Posted by terrepruitt on May 6, 2010

Ok, not a typical health, wellness, Nia post, but I am changing sheets today and it had me wondering.  How often do you change your bed sheets?  I try to do it once a week and I have been pretty good.  The schedule has been Thursdays.  It just works out that Thursdays has been the day it seems to work into my schedule.  Sometimes I miss a Thursday so it might turn into a Saturday or a Sunday and then depending on the schedule for the week following I might do it on Thursday or wait until the following Thursday but that is usually it.

I vaguely . . . .I say vaguely because I purged the “who” and the exactly “how often”, from my mind, but I vaguely remember someone telling me their schedule and I was kind grossed out.  But since I don’t know yours and I am not sure if that person’s schedule was more to the norm, I am not going to say how “not-often” his/her sheets were changed, just in case that is your schedule to, I don’t want to offend.

So?  How often or not do you change your sheets?

I guess how often you sleep in your bed would help determine how often you change your sheets.  Or if you have pets that sleep with you.  I would imagine that sheets would get changed more often if there are animal butts involved.  Also, activities, I would also imagine that if the bed sees a lot of “activity” there might need to be a more rigorous changing schedule.  That brings to mind more questions, like “when?”  Do you change your sheets before the weekend or after the weekend?  Or more accurately before the more frequent “activities” or after?

When you do change your sheets, do you put on sheets out of the linen closet or do you wash the sheets and put them back on?  I hate folding sheets (although, for the record, I am not ALLOWED to fold the sheets in our house because I can’t do it well.  They are never flat enough to fit in the cupboard.  My husband is a MASTER-sheet folder . . . so the job falls to him.  Since the job falls to him, I try not to leave the sheets for him to fold.)  I try to wash them and put them back on the bed.  And I say “try” because I am famous (did you know, do you want my autograph?) for putting stuff in the washing machine and forgetting about it.  So it could be all day until I go back upstairs and realize that I didn’t put the sheets in the dryer and it is time to go to bed so I end up having to get sheets out of the cupboard.

So, are you a wash and fold or wash and put back on the bed person?  I guess this could depend on how many sets of sheets you own and if you have to go to a laundry mat or you have your own washing machine.

Whew!  A lot of questions running through my head about sheets.  Will any of you help answer them?  I am curious.  What are your thoughts on bed sheets?  What is your changing schedule?  How do you do it (wash and put back on? wash and fold?)

I recently heard from someone who hangs their sheets outside to dry, they like the fresh air dried smell (they don’t live in San Jose because they wouldn’t smell very fresh dried outside here).  I can’t remember who that was.  I wonder how they do their sheets.  Hmmm?  So many questions.

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