Cleaning 101: How often should you wash your sheets?

Some of the basics of sheet care can be applied to maintaining any type of fabric, from cotton clothing to upholstery. I think you may find that you can learn more than you anticipated from this article!

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I’ve never been one of those people with a pristine kitchen or spotless bathroom. I rather thought when I swept down the aisle at my Year 12 formal in a full-length sequinned gown, it would be the height of my sweeping career. But recently I’ve found myself becoming increasingly domestic. It might be the nesting instinct that comes with age, it might be the fact that Kmart’s homewares are as addictive as MSG, but I suddenly find myself baking my own bread and scouring my Dutch ovens on a regular basis. I dare say my 16-year-old self would be horrified that this is how I spend my time, but cooking and cleaning takes on a certain relaxing quality once pride is involved. At least that’s what I thought, until I realised how much I didn’t know…

All I really wanted to glean was how often to wash my sheets and towels. A reasonably simple enquiry, no? So for answers, I turned to the most forthcoming master I know: the Internet. And there I discovered I was doing it all wrong. For starters, when it comes to the ideal washing frequency for sheets, the scale goes something like this:

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