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How Often Should You Change Your Sheets

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Everyone loves a new change of sheets, but it’s easy to fall into the slump of laziness and delay the washing for another day.

In a survey, 21 percent of house owners in Britain claimed to have washed their bedsheets every month or two, whilst an astonishing 3.8 percent only changed their bedsheets once a year.

But how exactly unhealthy is not washing your sheets?

Dirty bed sheets are home to many nasty bed bugs, dust mites, dirt, and even faecal matter. All of which are carried in by your clothes, body, and especially pets who are allowed in the bedroom. Bed bugs feed on the blood of animals, which is why you’ll find itchy rashes and bites from sleeping in a bed bug infested bedding. Dust mites on the other hand can trigger allergic reactions and other uncomfortable symptoms while you sleep.

You can simply avoid exposing you and your family to all of this just by washing your sheets adequately and consistently – but the frequency of this depends on your lifestyle.

We’ll take you through the standard answer to the question ‘How often should you change your sheets’, as well as other factors that determine whether to change up your sheets more frequently or less.


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Standard Answer: Every Week

The benchmark for changing your bedsheets is in fact once every week. Washing your bedsheets weekly can reduce the number of dust mites in your bed, which often feed off dead skin cells and trigger hay fever, asthma and eczema symptoms. You’ll also be ridding your house from nasty bed bugs which can leave you with itchy bite marks and redness on the skin.

Wash your bedsheets at a high temperature (54 to 65 degrees Celsius), to kill off and remove all unwelcomed sweat, dirt, oils, bugs and bacteria.

At My Home, we tailor all our services according to your specific needs. We have a range of cleaning tools and equipment so you can rely on us getting the job done to your standards.


At My Home, we tailor all our services according to your specific needs. We have a range of cleaning tools and equipment so you can rely on us getting the job done to your standards.


Washing More Often

Before you start your weekly washing reminders, you may come to find that you’ll need many more bed sheet changes during the week.

If any of the factors below apply to your lifestyle, you’ll probably need to start changing your covers every 2-3 days instead:

  • Don’t change into pyjamas or clean clothes before bed
  • Don’t have showers before bed
  • Sweat a lot and have oily skin
  • Have furry pets like cats or dogs that sleep on your bed or in your bedroom

Due to the busy schedules of homeowners, doing the bed sheet washing rounds may just not be possible. Fortunately, there are convenient residential and home cleaning services at My Home, which can ensure you’re bed sheets are freshly cleaned and ready to enjoy whenever you want.

Washing Less Often

On the other hand you may get away with washing your sheets every two weeks or so if you:

  • Not drink or eat in bed
  • Ensure you wear clean clothes into bed
  • Avoid putting on lotions, creams, or oils right before bed
  • Keep pets away from the bedroom
  • Don’t sleep in your bed every night
  • Shower properly each night before going to bed
  • Avoid napping especially after the gym or going outside
  • Remove all of your makeup before you sleep

Everyone knows it’s best to keep fresh new bedding for a better night’s sleep and healthier body. At My Home, we offer professional cleaning services that not only set you up with a freshly cleaned bedroom but an entire home – from vacuum cleaning, dusting, mopping floors, scrubbing windows, and cleaning furniture, the prompt cleaning experts at My Home can do it all.

For more information on how your bedroom or home can be cleaned and maintained to its absolute best, call My Home today on 13 22 31 or simply fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.