Post # 1
When people come visit you (assuming you have a guest bed,) when do you wash their sheets? Do you just do it right after they leave so you don’t forget? Or you procrastinate and not do it until the next person comes? What about if your mom stays for one night, and then she is the next person to sleep in the bed again? That’s a waste if you had washed the sheets in between her visits!
Maybe this is totally silly, (sounds good in theory but I’m not organized to implement it…) but I’m thinking of sticking a little piece of paper in the sheets after someone leaves that says who slept in it, then if it’s a different person next time, I can wash the sheets right before they come, cuz there is no way I can remember who slept there last – Sometimes I can’t even remember whether I washed them at all, since I don’t have a “system!”
Post # 3
I wash them right before someone shows up. The bed looks so much more fresh then.
Post # 4
LOL at the little piece of paper idea.
I usually wash them right after the person leaves. We don’t have a lot of guests stay over so its not something I think too much about.
Post # 5
Even if the sheets are technically clean, I think most people really appreciate sleeping in freshly washed sheets. You can tell if they have just been washed.
Post # 6
I usually wash the sheets right before the person comes. Or if I am washing something else and need some “filler” clothes to fill the washing machine, I will throw the dirty sheets in there.
Post # 7
I wash them right after someone leaves, then I leave them in the linen closet until I need them again. I wash the comforters and lay it on the guest beds to keep the mattresses clean, but I always shake them out and spritz with febreeze before I make the beds with clean sheets for our guest.
Post # 8
I wash and remake the bed as soon as someone leaves. That way I’m prepped if we have an unexpected overnight guest! [note: I live in a serious tourist area and we do get day-of overnight guests]
FI’s mom actually just strips the bed as soon as someone leaves, washes the sheets, and stores them until the next guest. She then makes the guest bed (which normally just has a comforter draped over it) with the fresh sheets just before the guest’s arrival.
Post # 9
I try to strip the bed and wash the sheets right after my guests leave. But, sometimes I don’t make the bed again for a few days.
I once stayed at a friend’s cabin, and I’m pretty sure they didn’t wash the sheets in between guests. Gross-ness.
Post # 10
We wash them right after someone leaves, and then again right before someone comes.
Post # 11
I wash them right afterwards. If it’s been more than a month or so in between guests, I’ll wash again right beforehand so that the sheets have that just washed feeling and smell.
Post # 12
I wash the pillow cases right away, since those are super easy and don’t require their own load, but then I wait to make sure it doesn’t just end up being the same person sleeping in the bed again the next time. My mom is our most frequent guest, but sometimes my brother ends up passing out drunk in our spare bed after a wild night, and I won’t wash the sheets for him in that case. He can pass out drunk in the bed our mom slept in last — won’t kill him.
Post # 13
I wash them right after the person leaves, so I know they are fresh. It would skeeve me out to keep dirty sheets on the bed. Even if my mom came once a month, I’d be washing the sheets in between!
Post # 14
I just wash them right after they leave!
Post # 15
I wash them right after someone leaves. I fold them and put them away. When a guest comes I make the bed right before so they look nice.
Post # 16
I think I wash them right after so I can remade the bed. Then if a guest is coming months later, I probably wash them again.
If a guest is staying multiple nights, then I leave the same sheets on. If the same guests comes back a month later, I make sure they are clean (same with towels).