Once and for all, this is how often you should be washing your bed sheets 1 month ago

Once and for all, this is how often you should be washing your bed sheets

Few things are as satisfying as crawling into a freshly made bed – complete with clean, fresh sheets.

Seriously – it is the best. In fact; I am not surprised at all that Oprah Winfrey allegedly has someone change her bed sheets for her every single day – and trust me; if I had someone change mine for me, I'd probably do the very same thing.

However, washing and changing bed sheets is not only time-consuming, it is also pretty hard work, especially if you have more than one bed you have to change. Meaning, for many, it is a chore that keeps being put off, with many of us assuming that surely they can't need to be changed that often...?

However, while Oprah's daily sheet change might be a bit excessive, you might just want to change those sheets a tad more often than you already are, says Ariel Kaye, the founder, and CEO of bed sheet emporium Parachute. 

Speaking to MyDomaine.com, Kaye explains: "It's important to approach the process intentionally to extend the life of your bedding, while also maintaining cleanliness," she says.

When it comes to how often you should wash those sheets, Kaye says it is more often than you think.

"We suggest washing your bedding every seven to 10 days."

And it doesn't stop there: "Mattress and pillow protectors should be washed every month, and inserts should be washed every three to six months."