Pillow shams get washed about once a week, with the sheets and pillow cases (which are washed once a week but changed 1-2 times a week- we have 3 sets per bed). The all cotton blankets (1 per bed) every month or so. Bedspreads and duvet covers as often as needed. We don't have anything on our beds that is taken off when we sleep. In the summer, the bed spreads get folded up and left at the foot of the bed so they get washed more often in winter. The zipped pillow covers and mattress protectors get washed every other sheet change so at minimum 2 times a month.
Luckily, we have a large FL machine and everything we need to wash can fit in there. Though since we just have a full bed, our bedding is smaller. We don't have down comforters because I don't like the feathers coming out of the ticking and they get too hot...it rarely gets all that cold here.
Last edited by kijip; 08-05-2009 at 03:53 AM.
Katie, mama to a pair of boys one little and one not so little.
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