So Wait, I Need *How* Many Sets of Sheets?
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Liora September 16, 2019
Well, I'd say 2 sets of good cotton/linen and 2 of flannel per bed (3 if it's a child's bed ... yes, I know why).
bunten October 20, 2018
13 sets and 52 pillowcases. Some were a part of my two grandmothers' and my mom's trousseau--100+ and 70+ years old.
Linda S. October 20, 2018
Not a bed linen comment but as someone who does not use paper napkins, your table napkin numbers are much too low unless you do laundry daily!
BerryBaby July 8, 2018
Maybe I’m in the minority but sheets and towels get washed immediately. They never take up space in the hamper. I love folding sheets....especially fitted sheets and towels.🙃
Sundog R. June 26, 2018
Living in the tropics as an empty nester, we have two queen beds in the house. There are 5 sets of linen sheets. I particularly like Parachute's linen sets. They are durable and less expensive.
marcellatp June 24, 2018
Four - two smooth cotton (one on bed, one in linen closet - no hanging around in the laundry at my house ;-) and two sets of flannel for the same game in the cold months.
Kat June 24, 2018
Three is too much (IMHO). Two per bed is just right. One on the bed one clean and ready to go, although I would concede to the person who lives in extreme weather that you may need a couple sets of flannel. I personally enjoy a wool blanket under my sheets to keep me warm during the cold months.
Annie June 24, 2018
I have 5, though one set needs to go. I iron my sheets and I like the extras in case my back is not up to the task. In my perkier days it was off-wash-dry-iron-on
Gammy June 23, 2018
3 sets / per BED (not per person) is good. You can cut down on that number if you can use the same type / color of sheets on every bed. Empty-nesters, we have 3 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed so most of our sheets are interchangeable. 4 pillow cases per set. Really like white Ralph Lauren 100% cotton sateen sheets. They don't fade and can be whitened if needed. I think they are 300 threads per inch and a nice medium weight for year round use. I can find them at TJ Maxx for $50 / set and pick up another package of pillowcases if they have them. M - We have lived in Florida and now North Carolina and have been fortunate to have both AC and heat, but I can see where flannel and fleece would be a good choice for really cold winters.
M June 19, 2018
Do these 3-sheet-set people live in warm climates? As someone who has never lived in a warm climate -- and has lived in homes with no AC, or expensive baseboard heat, or buildings where I don't control when AC/heat is turned on, or homes where the power/heat might go out -- 3 isn't practical. It's a good start, but colder weather, sub-zero mid-winters, etc, call for additional flannel and fleece varieties.
ktr June 19, 2018
I have 3 sets of sheets but I usually just put them right back on after washing them so I don't have to fold them. I would also recommend 2 waterproof mattress pads for each young child. Otherwise, if they wet the bed in the middle of the night you have a spare one to put back on.
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