Don’t you love it when there are fresh sheets on your bed?
I was changing my sheets over the weekend, I try to change them every week but sometimes it stretches out to nearly 2 weeks.
Have you ever wondered how often you should change your sheets?
Well, conveniently, just came across this article from “Starts at 60” ...
“While it’s best to clean sheets at least once a week, researchers explain that people can push to two weeks before unhygienic bacteria begin to take over. Dirty laundry should also be washed above 70°C to ensure that all harmful bacteria are killed.”
“… research conducted by British bedding company Time4Sleep showing as many as 24% of UK people wait up to 4 weeks before stripping their beds and putting fresh sheets on.
“Shockingly, researchers also claim that leaving the same bedsheets on a bed for a month or longer will result in more bacteria than that found in the bed of a primate such as a chimpanzee. Failing to clean bedding regularly means people are literally sleeping in dead skin, sweat particles, hair and bacteria.” ….
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So I suppose every 2 weeks isn’t too bad, but I might try to do every week in future ….
Mary J Harnan BBus, 3a home sorting specialist | Aging Specialist, ICD | CD Specialist, ICD | Hoarding Specialist, ICD | Expert Member AAPO
Based in Balwyn North, Vic, I have sorted 100’s of homes & helped 100’s of senior adults & their families. I regularly speak about 3a decluttering and smart downsizing.