LAUNDRY experts have revealed how often people are supposed to be washing their bedsheets, especially in certain situations.

This routine will help you get rid of the germs that rapidly accumulate on your bedsheets, they explained.

Experts across the board recommend washing your bed sheets at least once a week.

During the eight hours, you are sleeping, your bedsheet is collecting germs, like dust, dead skin cells, dirt, and body oils.

If bedsheets aren't cleaned frequently, this germ buildup, can lead to triggering allergies, skin irritation, and acne, Better Homes and Gardens reported.

While washing your bedsheets once a week is recommended, that can change based on your routine.


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If you are a frequent traveler, your bedsheets probably won't need to be washed so often, since you aren't in your bed every night.

However, if you or your partner is prone to sleep sweats or you share the bed with a young child or pet, your sheets should be washed more.

"You'll want to wash your sheets more frequently, and as soon as possible after any accidents," laundromat owners Corinna and Theresa Williams told Insider.

If you have allergies or sensitive skin, experts recommend changing your sheets every three to four days, Better Homes and Gardens reported.

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Before washing your sheets, experts recommend to check what kind of material your sheets are made from.

Different materials should be washed in different settings, for example, cotton sheets should be washed in extremely hot water while linen sheets shouldn't be.

It's advised to treat stains on your sheets before putting them in the washer, Wirecutter reported.

Spot treatments, like Shout or Zout, are great for getting rid of food and dirt stains.

Tougher stains, like coffee or wine, should be treated by soaking the stained area and letting it sit overnight.

Based on your schedule, it may not be ideal to wash your sheets frequently and experts have shared a few tips on how to stretch the time between washes.

First, try to shower or wash your face before bed to reduce the amount of dirt, oil, and sweat you bring into your bed,Better Homes and Gardens reported.

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Next, encourage your pet to sleep somewhere else so their hair doesn't get wrapped up in your sheets.

Lastly, it's advised to reduce bedtime snacking.

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