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Sherry



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:10 am    Post subject: Managing filled bedding Reply with quote

Just getting to grips with managing and rotating the bedding. I wash normal sheets etc at 60 degrees (which is too hot for most fitted sheets, hence why I have flat ones) but think I might be washing the filled bedding, like duvets and pillows, too much. Each pillow has on it a pillow protector, an underslip and a top pillow slip. I wash the pillow slips after each guest, as I do with sheets and duvet covers etc, and the pillow protectors after every second booking. The duvets themselves have been washed after every third booking, but that gets expensive as itís a laundrette trip as they donít fit in my machine. Any marks on anything and itís replaced. Just not sure how often to wash the pillows. I know that domestic pillows should be washed twice a year, but how often for a holiday let? Any thoughts?
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akwe-xavante



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting one, well i'll start and i'll probably get into trouble with others here too....

I've never actually thought of washing pillows and duvets at all after two full years / seasons. I've always checked them though every week for smells, stains etc etc. I've had to wash a duvet twice in the last two years!

Personally I think that i'll be washing them this week now!

Mmm, but how often from now in, I think 4 times a year is enough myself unless an accident occurs in-between.
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KathyG



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're being a tad over-efficient Sherry! Wink I wash my duvets every couple of years unless they smell or are stained, pillows generally get replaced if stained or smelly as most of them aren't the washable type. That's even with having pillow protectors on them, ought to get waterproof ones if they exist but I've got about 30 pillows..... Rolling Eyes
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kathiejs



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was pondering this question and concluded that it was actually cheaper to just buy a new duvet from somewhere like Tesco or B&M than to take one for a service wash in a laundrette! It just seems very wasteful though unless I can find a home for the old ones - Salvation Army maybe, or an animal sanctuary?
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KathyG



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where I am in France they now have big commercial washing machines and tumble driers in supermarket car parks to cater for the motorhome brigade so they're perfect for big bulky washes like duvets and bedspreads, up to 18kg. Here's a pic of two of my duvets washing for 8Ä. Very Happy The 2Ä for drying is only for 15 mins at a time so I only do them on a windy, sunny day and hang them up to dry.


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Fleur



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus 1 to Kathy.

The Fr. supermarket launderettes are very good but definitely choose a sunny / windy day for ease of drying.
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vacancesthezan



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fleur wrote:
Plus 1 to Kathy.

The Fr. supermarket launderettes are very good but definitely choose a sunny / windy day for ease of drying.


Yes another vote for these.

They have even opened one in the next village to us so we dont have to travel far. Across the road from Lidl. Very popular though so you usually have to wait.

When we put a duvet in we "fill up" with pillows. Usually a couple will go in the biggest machine without any problem.

We always put a javel tablet in the wash with pillows and duvets. Makes sure that any "lingering" smells are zapped and leaves the outside sparkly white - like new. Not sure that you can get them anywhere but France though?

VT
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Martha



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can only get singles in our machine...will look out for those big ones! Javel tablet is a good idea, I'll do that, thanks!

I do the singles once a year or as needed. Zipped Pillow covers once or twice a season or as needed. Ditto mattress covers.

Everything goes outside overnight at least twice over winter, to get thoroughly frozen (gets down to -15 at night here sometimes)

I'd like to get zipped duvet covers actually, to go under the main cover. *researches.
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KathyG



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vacancesthezan wrote:


We always put a javel tablet in the wash with pillows and duvets. Makes sure that any "lingering" smells are zapped and leaves the outside sparkly white - like new. Not sure that you can get them anywhere but France though?

VT


Ooh I've never seen Javel tablets, are they in the supermarkets? And is it possible to get waterproof pillow protectors?
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annedab



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lidl do the Javel tablets in their "W5" range. Very handy!
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KathyG



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Anne, I'll go and have a look. Very Happy
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Martha



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm these look good.
Does anyone use them?
https://www.outofeden.co.uk/products/2819/duvet-protector
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akwe-xavante



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All my linen etc is from Out Of Eden, can't fault it.
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CarolineJ



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for Out of Eden, I've just had my first delivery of bed linen from them and it's fantastic for the price.
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