(Closed) Washing guest sheets?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: sheets!
    I have a routine where I wash the sheets right after someone leaves : (107 votes)
    46 %
    I always wash the sheets right before someone comes, regardless : (61 votes)
    26 %
    I wash the sheets right before someone comes, but only if it's a different person coming : (22 votes)
    9 %
    I have another excellent idea or system that I will suggest to you : (2 votes)
    1 %
    What I do kind of varies based on how busy I am or what I feel like : (17 votes)
    7 %
    You are so lazy! Just wash the damn sheets! : (23 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    9117 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I wash them right before someone shows up. The bed looks so much more fresh then.

    Post # 4
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    2602 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    905 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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
    2216 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We wash them right after someone leaves, and then again right before someone comes. 

    Post # 11
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    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
    4415 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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. Tongue Out

    Post # 13
    13248 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I just wash them right after they leave!

    Post # 15
    1306 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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).

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