One In Three Brits Admits To Only Washing Their Bedsheets Once A Year
One in three Brits admit to only washing their bedsheets once a year. Grim.
A survey of 2,000 people by Hammonds Furniture revealed some fairly gross details about how often we're cleaning.
While 30 percent confessed to washing their bedsheets once a year or less, 38 percent said they only washed their coats as infrequently.
Blankets and cushion covers are only washed once a year by 36 percent and 33 percent of people respectively.
And 18 percent said they only washed their jeans once a year or less, while 13 percent admitted to the same about hoodies. Who are these people?
Speaking to Hull Daily Mail, Doctor Aragona Giuseppe, GP and Medical Advisor at Prescription Doctor, recommended washing your bedsheets every week.
He said: "Washing your clothing items and bedsheets regularly is important for overall cleanliness and ensuring your body remains clean and healthy.
"If you do not wash clothing items often you could be at risk of infection or just feeling and smelling unclean.
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"Bedsheets and pillowcases should be washed as if they are dirty this could promote acne, spots and other skin issues due to the dirty bacteria on the sheets transferring to your skin."
Kirsty Oakes, Head of Product and Marketing at Hammonds Furniture recommends setting aside a time to do your washing.
She told the Hull Daily Mail: "If you've found yourself washing things less often than is recommended then set aside time each week to do your washing and try to always stick to it.
"Make the effort to wear clean, fresh clothes each day (even if you are working from home) and just remember how amazing fresh sheets feel when you climb into bed!"
Last week, a survey revealed that a 22 percent of men don't change their underwear daily and women didn't fare much better with 18 percent re-wearing knickers.
Meanwhile, one in 20 blokes admitted to re-wearing their underpants more than five times before washing them - for women this figure is seven percent.
Of those who admitted to not changing their underwear each day, 76 percent of men and 69 percent of women said they turn them inside out for a 'cleaner feel'.
I am judging all of these people.
The survey by OnBuy also found that 13 percent of men and four percent of women keep hold of their old underpants for more than three years to try and get their money's worth, while 40 percent of men and 55 percent of women replace them yearly. Yikes.
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