Bed linen is 'cleaned very rarely' by many people
Published: 17 February 2010
Some people take pride in their bed linen purchases and changes, yet one demographic doesn't seem to care, with bedding being washed only three times a year by around 500,000 people in the UK.When it comes to bed linen, it seems that some people genuinely don't care about the cleanliness of it, according to a brand new poll released this week.
Sheilas' Wheels opted to no longer consider the world of car insurance for a while, instead looking into the washing habits of people in regards to their bed.
The team discovered that under-25s were perhaps unsurprisingly the worst when it came washing bedding, with around one in ten people in the group washing bedding just six times a year, while people over 50 were the most diligent, doing the job around three times a month.
Jacky Brown, of Sheilas' Wheels, said that some Brits are spending around 49 hours a week sleeping in under their duvet covers, adding that the bed is one of the most expensive and used items in the house and should be treated as such.
She added: "It's astonishing that more people aren't keeping it clean, with many beds being used as an alternative to the kitchen table for a place to breakfast or snack."
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