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Can’t belive how many people aren’t hygience I thought it was standard to wash linen 4 times a week and shower 2 times a day and use same towel each time Wear fresh Jamas every night Don’t wear same clothes twice

Why aren’t some people hygienic ?
Hubby and I and our 6 kids are clean

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How do you wash linen 4 days a week when theres 7 days? Which days do you decide its ok to be a dirty bitch and not wash the linen? I need to know.

 lol
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 Hahaha
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Yeah that seems a bit over the top. Surprised you use the same towel considering!

You'd hate us, we shower every second day unless otherwise required, same pjs for the week, always wear clothes more than once, and bed sheets get washed maybe once a month. I love fresh sheets but no way am I washing and changing them 4 times a week!

 I wash my linen 7 to 10days
Gross after 2 weeks
Don’t you fart or f**k in bed

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 The towel gets washed everyday
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 Showering/bathing every second day is just filthy and pure laziness

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 Nope, nope, nope. It's actually better for you AND the environment to wash less.
Washing more than once a day is bad for your skin and hair. Over long periods it's linked to higher rates of allergies among other things. Seriously, look it up (if you have time between all those showers).

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 ^ it really comes down to lifestyle and personal choice. I shower twice a day. In the morning after exercise. And at night before bed. I sleep better if I’ve showered. I like to wash the day off me and feel clean when I slip between the sheets. So yep, yep and yep here!
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 Oh, and I have zero allergies.
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 I think it depends on where you live...I live in Central Queensland were it is stinking hot and I sweat like a bush pig. There is no way that I could get away with not showering everyday!
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 That's totally fine if you want to shower twice a day. I'm sure you have your reasons. Just don't go around telling other people they're wrong, dirty, lazy etc if they don't.
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 ^ and if you are an infrequent bather, don’t go around telling those that do shower twice a day they are wrong. Etc.
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 I'm not at all. I'm just explaining WHY it's ok for people to shower once a day or less. The commenter above said it was "filthy" and "lazy". I was trying to point out to her that objectively, it's fine, and science backs me up on that.
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😂😂😂😂😂 how on earth does anyone have time for that much washing.

 It's easy, her family is imaginary.
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Just because you think it is normal, that doesn’t mean it’s normal for everyone else.

Could it be they are hygienic and you’re just a bit obsessive? I’ve read in a number of articles that you should wash your towels after 3 uses and bed linen weekly. I’ve been doing that for years and have not a single scabies outbreak in this house.

 Lol I leave the sheets till they don't feel fresh anymore - could be monthly? and wash the towels weekly. Been doing this for years and no scabies in this household either.
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 ^ you may have avoided scabies thus far, but that is really gross.
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 Don't really see why? A towel is used to dry you after you've cleaned yourself so hang it up to dry and you're good to go. And sheets, well we shower before bed so are going to bed clean and as we have climate control on we all sleep comfortably with no excess sweating. What's the big deal?
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 Well, because of the skin cells you shed. You wipe yourself after a shower, they collect on your towel. You shed them while you sleep too. You also sweat And drool. Bed bugs love to eat the Stuff that comes off you while you sleep.
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 Sorry, not true. Bed bugs feed on blood (not skin cells) and live in any warm dark space. They are attracted by warmth and carbon dioxide and are most commonly spread through luggage.
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 ^youre partly right . They feed on blood but don’t like heat. They get into your luggage because it’s placed on beds, couches etc and they hitch a ride that way and spread. So yuk!

Dust mites is what feeds off your skin cells. Mostly in your bed. Not to mention what bacteria lurks in a towel that hasn’t been washed in a while. So wash and clean frequently people!

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 Heat, no. Warmth, yes. Look it up.

Dust mites are a different critter entirely. They are microscopic and live everywhere, including curtains, upholstered furniture and carpets - in fact according to experts it's impossible to completely get rid of them. And you wouldn't really know if you had or not; unlike bed bugs they don't bite and/or cause any problems to humans unless you're allergic to them, which is rare.

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 Why does everyone on this forum feel the need to tell everyone they're doing things wrong? Can't you just read something and think 'hmm, that's different to me' and move on?
You're grown women for gods sake.

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 Because in this world of "alternative facts" people think their opinion counts as truth. They think they can throw around incorrect "facts" about household pests to try and scare people into washing their sheets once a day.
It bugs me. I want people to check their facts and look things up, not just believe whatever scaremongering thing they heard in some ad.

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 The incorrect facts they probably think are true. Their mother told them maybe. They grew up believing it, without a need to question it. Is it really necessary to look up every single thing you believe to be true? Especially in a forum where we aren’t writing thesis? I’m sure there are things you think are true are completely untrue. No one is perfect. Why is this topic on showering and washing always so controversial? It’s absolutely ridiculous how the cleaning habits of people get some fired up. Especially when those people are strangers.

I like how the incorrect beliefs about household bugs bug you. 😂

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 I don't really care about the cleanliness debate (which, yes, seems to really rile people up EVERY time it comes up, which it does over & over again. So weird). But I do care about fact checking. I think it's important. Even on some random anonymous forum I will advocate for it in the hopes that maybe one person actually looks up dust mites (or whatever) and finds out something. There are right and wrong answers, it's not just your opinion and my opinion. It makes me really worried for the world when people blindly believe stuff they've been told, even argue passionately about it, without even thinking to just maybe check whether it's true or not.

Ignorance breeds fear, hatred & war! Education breeds confidence, hope & peace!

Haha I'm glad you noticed the bug pun.

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Your time might be better spent learning how to punctuate, instead of being a sanctimonious twit.

Hubby and I have 5 kids and I'm wondering if this post is even real! We use towels a couple of times and I do a load of towels 1 to 2 times a week. Bedding every 1 to 2 weeks at best, simetimes 3. Pjs worn a few times and clothing...well, if it looks clean and smells clean then it IS clean (except undies which need to get changed daily). You must not leave the house if you are doing thst much washing...

Whoah, how much time do you spend in the laundry and at the clothes line and folding and putting away?
Hubby and I shower daily, kids bath most days. I wash towels when they start to smell; somewhere between 1 or 2 weeks, our bed sheets fortnightly, kids sheets monthly, all undies daily; Pajamas 3 to 7 days. When I add in school, work, sport, swimming, woollens, casual clothes etc I already have 1-2 full wash load everyday. Cant imagine where anyone gets time or energy to do soooooooooo much more washing. Maybe they have a cleaner????

 Excuse me while I vomit........you only wash your towels every 1-2 weeks 😱
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 I only wash my towels every week or so too. No ones dead yet. It's all good ✌️
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 But how much time do you spend on all this laundry? How many loads do you put through your machine, then hang out, then bring in, then fold, then put away? I already do at least 1 each day I hang out in the sun and fresh air. Never had scabies/ allergies? Do you even have kids/pets? What is your time management plan to do soooooooo much washing?
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 Another commentator here. I wash towels every second day. Out of all the loads of washing I do every day, towels is my favourite. The washing machine does most of the work. It take less than 5 minutes to hang them out. Maybe 30 seconds to bring them in. And 5 minutes to fold and put away. That’s not a big chunk of time.
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Can't understand how people can reuse towels after using them once. Do you not have periods? And seriously, there will always be traces of faeces on your towel no matter how well you scrub your a**e. So then next time you are probably drying your face with the section of towel that you dried your a***e and snatch with!

 I don’t know about you but I wash my bum with soap when I’m in the shower. Unless I do a shit right after I come of the shower and before drying (which, gross I do not) there is not going to be faeces on the towel. I don’t feel the need to dig around my arse with the towel when I’m drying 😂
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 Agree I find the idea of reusing towels gross. I hate when hotels expect guests to reuse the towels. Eww.
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 I find showering makes me clean. Perhaps try washing yourself while in the shower, and hang up towels after to dry, you should get 2-3 uses out of them.
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 ^2-3 uses?? 😷 cannot believe grown adults could be so dirty
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 To the person who answered above regarding hotel towels, when you next stay in one, just goto reception and ask for more :) That's what I do. They will either give them to you there and then, or leave them in your room. The reason they are so tight with them is because they do it to save water when washing etc
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 2-3 uses is not dirty. Unless you’re an exceptionally dirty human. Experts say you should wash your towel after 2-3 uses. Anything more is unnecessary.
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 I'm sure you've put you're husbands penis in your mouth before... and he pees with that thing... and drip dries...

Perspective.

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You only wash 4 times? I wash 40. I even wash when Im showering.

Husband and I shower each morning before work. Thats it unless we have sex during the day or are going out at night. Kids bathe Sundays and Wednesdays unless the need arises for another.

Towels are washed once a week. Bedding for us 2 or 3 weeks kids once a month unless there's an accident.

Jeans are worn 2 or 3 times before washing, other clothes depends on smell or soil. But normally once or twice anyway.

My underwear worn once, husband may wear 2 days. But laundry is only done twice a week unless a certain piece of clothing is needed.

I was watching Oprah years ago. She was interviewing some kind of house cleaning expert or something. She said she changes her bed linen every day (or...... more to the point, someo else changes her bed linen every day) because she said she loves the feeling of fresh sheets. The expert said that is fine for her, but for most people not realistic. And sheets only need to be changed weekly any way.

So I must be terrible at time management? I just stripped all 6 beds (2 bunks, 1 x cot and 1 queen). pillow slips + protectors+sheets+quilt covers etc and put in first load of washing = 1.5hrs. Put load #1 washing machine (time 1hr 40mins), put all quilt inners and pillows out in sun to air while first load washing and brought previous dry load in to make space, re made cot and did baby lunch, helped 5 kids with a few disputes, lunch for everyone, put baby to bed. Load #2 finished; got load #1 off line then hung load #2. By this stage I have 3 huge baskets ready to fold. and I’ve done no other housework and it’s 2pm!
Does anyone seriously do all this every free days or do you have no kids, have a cleaner or do it when they are asleep or what. I’m super curious🤷‍♀️

I'm terrible with towels... when I wash my hair, I have one for my hair, one for me and one for my feet... I shower twice a day (only wash my hair every second or third) - and use a new towel every time. Creates so much work.. but I do like it. Sheets once a week (every Saturday morning). Doona's and doona covers once every season change. Curtains once a year.