Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Random Question #1

I'm starting a new line of every-so-often posts. Because I'm curious, that's just how I do.

Because stuff such as this, random, insignificant in most ways, stores up as valuable fodder. They're details I can recall on whim.

And so here's the first, to kick us off. Be as vague or as detailed as you like.

How often do you change the sheets from your bed?

48 comments:

Slamdunk said...

Weekly (glad I don't have to answer this one while I was away from home as a college undergrad.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Weekly . . . And soon I'll be able to dry them outside *sigh* The best smell EVER. : )

Amy Sue Nathan said...

You're supposed to change the sheets???? ;-)

Melanie Avila said...

I'm also glad to be answering this question at THIS point in my life... about every two weeks. While in Mexico it was sometimes more if it was especially hot.

Woman in a Window said...

Ahya, um, when it occurs to me. Not so much with the clock.

xo
erin

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Weekly, though I'd love to change them more often. Nothing like fresh smelling, soft clean sheets to snuggle in especially if they were hung out to dry!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

*Hiding and peeking around corner*
once a quarter...

There, it's out. I can be grubby and a horrible house cleaner, but I sure make a great wife and mom and I can write some.

P.S. Don't tell anyone. ;)
~ Wendy

Adam said...

When the smell wakes me up in the middle of the night.

Adam

Angie Muresan said...

Every Friday morning. I had to do this while growing up if I wanted to have my friends over for sleepovers. I guess the habit just stuck with me.

Tess said...

I'd say weekly

but it wouldn't always be true.

I heard Oprah sleeps on brand spanking new sheets EVERY single night. Maybe a rumor, maybe true...

Stina Rose said...

Every week or two. I hate the feel of grit on the sheets.

Diane said...

I try to once a week! el stinko....:O)

Joanne said...

Definitely weekly, and definitely hung outside on the line in Spring and Summer!

JOY said...

I try for once a week. But I have gone through periods where I can't remember what day I last changed them?! Lately I'm on a kick of Mondays. But then this week that didn't happen so, here we are Weds. And the bed's not made yet today so there is still a chance. And more for your fodder . . . sometimes I add in this fact: if my hair is just washed that day, the sheets have to be changed/clean. If my hair will be washed the next morning, I can go another day before changing the sheets. I know, does this make any sense? (I wash my hair every other day - does that help?)

Janna Qualman said...

Okay, well I feel like it's safe enough for me to open up and comment myself... ;)

Wendy, I'm like you. Shh...

And any time I put new pillowcases on pillows, I think of a childhood crush. EVERY time. Why? I have no idea. I can find no correlation between him and pillows.

Susan R. Mills said...

Only as often as is necessary. (Which isn't very often.)

Sharla said...

Only you, Janna, can get already 16 comments on such a random question...only you!!!! You must have the magic! LOL!

Hmmmm...not on a schedule, just basically when they need it. Probably monthly...but saying that sounds so ewwwwww...but I do pillow cases more often, usually do them every weekend.

Love the first crush/pillowcase mystery! Too cute!

Christopher said...

Generally three times a week, I hate dirty sheets. The one thing I'm pretty OCD about.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Not as often as I should.

Deb Shucka said...

Once a week, sheets hung on the line to dry as soon as the weather allows in the spring. I'd have clean sheets every night if someone else took care of me.
:-)

What about you?

P said...

Every 2 weeks :)

JLC said...

Once/month or as needed.

Pillowcases are a different story. Those are changed a couple times/week.

JLC said...

Oh! I should probably add that we take our showers BEFORE going to bed, which I guess keeps them cleaner longer. :)

scarlethue said...

I don't, my husband does. Luckily I married a domestic man. And don't ask me about his schedules... I'm off in my own world. I just occasionally notice that the color has changed, that's about it.

patti said...

Okay. You are going to embarrass me here.

I never change them.


Yes. It's true.

But my hubby does!

If he had his way, he'd mimic Jackie O, who supposedly HAD her sheets changed twice a day (yes, she napped).

I'd say hubby gets around to every week and a half, two weeks.

You are the greatest mix of steady and humor!!!!!!!!!!!

T. Anne said...

Gosh, really? Um... mostly once a week. Sometimes they just fall off the bed. ;)

Kara said...

Well usually once a week, unless we've had a nightly visitor then maybe more often. Maybe I should qualify that last statement, I meant my toddler. She's still in diapers and well you know what sometimes happens. Okay, said enough. I'll stop now;)

Tamika: said...

I should say once a week, but the truth is every two weeks.

Ack! I'm so embarrassed!

Tom Stephenson said...

None of your business.

Janna Qualman said...

Tom, I'll be honest. If that's humor, it's lost on me.

Debbie said...

Every two weeks. Looks like I'm in the minority. Oh well.

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh well, Janna - win some, lose some. Me - I just try to be winsome.

If my response to your question was not interpreted as humour by you - why, then it stands true - how often I change my sheets is none of your business. My bed is sacrosanct, and it's where I go to get away from freaks like me!

Karen said...

LOL...I'm not telling...snicker....

Deb@RGRamblings said...

I aim for weekly, sometimes it slides a bit, but not too much, I love crisp and fresh. Can't wait till I can get them out on the line!

Jessica said...

Probably once or twice a month. I'm seeing a lot of weeklys in the comments. LOL Does this mean I'm a dirtier person than I thought?

thedomesticfringe said...

No joke Janna, I was going to ask this question on my blog!!! I'm curious too.

once a week for me, but I don't have extra sheets, so I wash, dry, and remake the bed right away.

-FringeGirl

gael lynch said...

Here's to the every two-weekers! Hey, think of how much energy (literally) you'd save if you just lighten up a little. Summertime, though? I could change them every night and follow Oprah's plan if I had her money. Ick.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

So funny. They're in the dryer right now and I always love clean sheet night. I wash mine every two weeks or so.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm with Amy Sue - you have to change them?

Bunk beds - bunk beds made me change my weekly routine. I hated making them. However, I have told my children sheets are to be changed weekly. I'm certain they'll do that. Right?

Capri K said...

Probably not as often as I should!

Lotty said...

I would love to say weekly, but it’s probably every two weeks. Only down to the fact our apartment is like an ice cube, and we wouldn’t survive if we didn’t use a multitude of blankets and hot water bottles. Which in turn make you too hot, and coincidently (sharing the bed with a bloke) the sheets stink to high heaven after the first few nights. Yuk, put it this way I can’t wait for the warm weather to hit us, so I can ban hot water bottles, two duvets and four blankets. Not to mention be able to hang the sheets out in the garden! Lol. :D

Stephanie Faris said...

I try to change them once a week but we don't have replacement sheets...so I have to do it on a day I'm going to be home for a while to get it completely washed and dried before bedtime.

septembermom said...

Uh, oh, I think I'm in the hot seat. It should be every 2 weeks. Now I'm starting to wonder if I'm overdue :)

arlee bird said...

I don't change them -- my wife does. I've volunteered to help, but she won't let me touch the laundry--not even my own. I think she doesn't trust me with it and she doesn't like the way I fold things.
But if I did it, I would probably do like she does-- change them once a week or more often if necessary.

Nadine said...

Once a week. But if I lived alone, probably once a month, lol.

Cassandra Frear said...

Um, I forget.

Actually, it depends.

Can you tell I'm a grade B housekeeper?

Analisa said...

I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that it may show how much I don't change them....but when they don't smell fresh..I do it.

Kristi Faith said...

Before children-weekly
Since children-every other week if I'm really lucky.

Actually, it's been more consistent since the older ones can change their own.