A Women’s Health poll that examined how often people change their linen has revealed we aren’t doing it nearly enough.
And if you knew what was on those sheets, you’d pick up your act. Pronto.
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Millions of skin cells. A tablespoon or so of sweat. Makeup. And we haven’t even got to towels yet …
Cleaning expert Maeve Richmond told the Huffington Post: “Just like with our clothes, actively used linens, especially those that touch food or skin, should be washed more frequently.”
According to experts – this is how often you should wash your linen…
How often should they be washed? Every week.
Why? You spend more than eight hours in them every day, which means by the end of the week there will be a build up of dust, fungus, sweat, skincells and more. What's worse is that this is what dust mites love to feast on, so the longer you go without washing your sheets, the more likely it is you will have creepy crawlies in your bed.
If someone is sick, or you have gone to bed without having a shower after exercising, you may need to wash them more often.
How often should they be washed? After every fourth use.
Why? Think about it. You wipe your body with it once a day minimum. It gets wet. It then sits on a hanger attempting to dry - but sometimes just gets damp and smelly - which can then lead to mould.