How often do you wash your sheets/towels? NWR

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I suck with laundry 🙁

There are 2 of us in our home and we have 6 bath towels. 

I wash them all on Sundays and only put 2 out a time. We use them for a couple days then I bring out another clean pair. So we use clean towels every couple days. I have a similar rotation for kitchen and dish cloths.

Bedding is a whole nother story. It’s monthly! BUT Fiance and I both shower before bed every night and wear clean pjs so hopefully that’s not too bad.


Post # 3
3450 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

1-2 times a week along with the rest of our laundry.

Post # 4
5109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

snowflake8 :  Towels maybe once a week to once every two weeks. Sheets once every two weeks to once every month. 

Ideally, I’d do it all once a week, but what gets done gets done. I do laundry on saturdays and I fit whatever I can in there. Whatever doesn’t get done waits until next week. 

Post # 5
220 posts
Helper bee

Every week on Saturday! We take turns on towel/sheet laundry duty.

Post # 6
8068 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

snowflake8 :  sheets are every week (sometimes every two in the winter if we aren’t sweaty or getting busy) and towels are when we run out because we have ton lol. I grew up using a towel once and then putting it in the hamper but now I use it 3-4 times before getting a fresh one. My husband will use his until I throw it in the hamper for him hahaha. Although if we’re sick I go back to single use towels so I don’t keep rubbing myself in germs. 

Post # 7
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Both towls and sheets once per week on the weekends, ideally, but about two weeks at the very MOST. I think you’ll find pet and child households do laundry more often.

Post # 8
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I wash our towels weekly. During the winter, I tend to let bedding go for about 2 weeks before washing it. During the summer, it’s washed weekly with the towels.

ETA: If it makes any difference, we don’t have kids yet lol. We do have a cat but he’s not allowed on the beds and he doesn’t really shed much either. He has his own bed (it was a towel in it that I wash weekly) and a blanket on the couch (also washed weekly) that he’s allowed to sit on.

Post # 9
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Sheets are once per week and absolutely not a second more. Towels are twice per week.

Post # 10
1556 posts
Bumble bee

Everything gets washed once per week and towels, hand towels, tea towels all get rotated out once per week, so I have double of everything. Often I  change the sheets twice a week because Fiance sweats at night 🙁

Post # 11
2969 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Towels we wash as needed, usually one load every couple of weeks, because there are only 2 of us, and we have a TON of towels.  I change the sheets once every 2 weeks in winter, in the summer once a week because we usually are warmer and sweat more in the summer.

Post # 12
6498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I do the same as my mum did growing up, which is once a week. I change bath towels more often in the summertime, though, since they are sometimes used more than once per day.

Post # 13
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We use each towel three times before getting a clean one so I do a load of towels each week. I also change our sheets once a week but sometimes I’ll let them go two weeks. 

Post # 14
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I should/want to wash them more often but I don’t have a dryer so drying them is a PITA. There’s a communal washing line in my apartment building but it’s kind of grubby. Towels I will usually do every weekend unless I’m super busy. Sheets are more like every 2-4 weeks in winter and 1-2 weeks in Summer. If I get a nice sunny or windy day I’ll do the sheets and hang them out, but I hate if I have to try to drape them on the clotheshorse and furniture to dry for days in the winter. I try to do pillowcases every week even if not washing the other sheets. I think if I had a dryer I would do sheets every week. 

Post # 15
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m horrible about remembering to wash bedding and towels. I try to do it every two weeks or so, towels are probably less often though.

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