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How often do you need to change the sheets?

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Changing sheets and towels regularly is important. Let’s see how often you should do it according to grandma’s advice.

Changing sheets, blankets and towels regularly is essential for obvious hygiene reasons. Especially in summer, sweat, dead cells, hair and bacteria are deposited in great quantities, especially in sheet. Bacteria proliferate even more on towels, which remain wet after use.

Let’s see how often the house linen should be changed, following the wise advice of our grandmothers.

How often do you change the sheets?

As we anticipated, sweat, dead cells and bacteria are deposited on the bed, so changing the sheets once a month is definitely wrong. The ideal is to change them once a week. In summer, one week is the maximum time permitted to have an acceptably clean bed.  In winter, we can lengthen the time up to a maximum of 10-12 days, not more. Then pay attention to pillowcases: they must be changed more often, at least twice a week, to prevent bacteria causing acne and pimples.

change the sheets

change the sheets

How often towels have to be changed

Changing towels frequently is even more important. In fact they stay wet for most of the time. Wet (and warm, like our bathroom) places the ideal environment for bacteria. Face towel should be changed after every use,  while the ones for the hands the rest of the body once a day. Bath towels and a bathrobes should be washed after three uses, or at least once a week. Remember that everyone in the house must have their own towels, too.

How often should you wash the bedspread?

Do not neglect the rest of the linen: blankets, mattress covers and bedspreads should be washed once a month, and obviously every time when are stained. The quilts and duvets can be washed every two or three months. Once every six months, thoroughly clean the mattress using the vacuum cleaner and air it for a long time outside. Every three or six months wash the cushions and buy them new every two years.

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