You can use your towels 3 to 4 times, but then they really need to get washed. Towels are designed for heavy use, but they will start smelling after only a few showers. Especially if you don’t let them air. Make sure you hang them out after use, so they can dry up quickly.
If you work out or have a physically demanding job, wash the towels more frequently.
Also, don’t share your towels with family members, if someone may have an infection, as towels are an easy way to bring that infection from one person to another. Especially when the towel stays even a bit humid.
But don’t hesitate to replace a towel, when it’s time is up. There is nothing better than a brand new, fluffy towel. And even though timely washing will keep that freshness and softness. Eventually it looses its magic and it’s time to replace it with a towel that makes you super happy as soon as you pick it up after your shower.
How many times a month do you wash your linens? Most people wash towels and sheets every two weeks, but actually it is highly recommended to wash your towels and sheets at least once a week. And I am not saying that just because I work in the laundry industry. There is actually a very good reason to wash it every week.
Just like our clothing, we use linen every day. The bed sheets are touched by our skin about 8 hours of every day. So linen that touches food or our skin, will accumulate bacteria.
Some linen is less used, like decorative hand towels or seasonal comforters, and you don’t need to wash them that often. At Laundrylicious, we make sure you don’t have the hassle of cleaning your linen yourself, but we’ll wash it for you.
We will be sharing best practices on keeping your fabrics clean on this blog. I hope you’ll tune in.
We recommend washing your comforters twice a year!
Even though you use your comforters every day, they are protected by a sheet or duvet cover, and bodily scents, oils and skin flakes usually don’t touch the comforter. So that means, you can wash them less often.
Unless accidents happen, it would be sufficient to wash your comforter once or twice a year. Although my mom taught me to air my comforters once a month by hanging them out of the window, just to get a fresh breeze through it. But nowadays my windows have screens, so it isn’t that easy anymore, ha! But I hang them outside once in a while.
So when exactly should you wash your comforters?
I’d suggest washing them when the seasons change. Although that hardly happens in California, ha! You can even switch to a winter comforter that’s a bit warmer and fluffier, and use a thinner comforter in the summer.
Make sure that when a comforter starts smelling funky, you’d get it washed. If an odor sets, it may be hard to get rid of and you may need to replace it have a fresh smelling bed at night.
What about you? Did you become whoever you wanted to be? If you didn’t why would your daughter be? Are you teaching her she can focus on her career and let the kitchen be for what it is? Do you say the same to your son?
We are amazing super women, we can do it all.
And I am very proud that you can.
I know you are the best at cleaning your house, the best at doing your own laundry, and you know way better than anyone else what your kids need. Your kids need you all the time, your partner needs you, your home needs you and your business? Yeah, it would be great if you have some time left to start a side business or write a book or something.
But first, let’s clean that kitchen counter.
Or put an extra load in the laundry.
I am saying no to that! Even though you’d be great at landscaping too, and teaching your kid and remodeling your home, or making your clothes, you don’t do that either right? Or maybe…? Ha!
And what are you teaching your kids? That they can become anything they want to be? Do you tell them that comes with laundry, cooking, cleaning, picking up kids from school every day? Do you tell that to both your daughters and sons?
I don’t know you yet (although I’d love to meet you & get to know you!)
But most parents only tell them that they can become anything they want – profession related. Wouldn’t it be great if you could show them the EXAMPLE that you became whoever you wanted to become?
Did you become the person you wanted to be? (There is still time….). You are most likely an amazing mom, your kids see that. But please show them that they can really make their dreams come true by you making your dreams come true.
Your kids will admire that and will want to strive for the same.
Overnight success will probably not happen, but its an amazing example for your kid to show that you can take steps every day to become the person you want to become.
There is more to life than doing the housekeeping and laundry. I hope you’ll show your kids that too!