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Is it just me?

(45 Posts)
Oldwoman70 Sat 08-Jun-19 12:32:09

Went shopping with a friend today and bought some new sheets. Friend said something along the lines that it will be nice to sleep in new sheets tonight. Now I always wash new sheets before I use them - please tell me I am not the only one who does that (Friend was very surprised when I told her!)

Nannylovesshopping Sat 08-Jun-19 12:34:52

Don’t wash brand new sheets, only new towels before I use
them, not absorbent till washed.

tanith Sat 08-Jun-19 12:35:07

Yes always, just feel I want to wash out any products used during the process and let them blow in the fresh air.

crazyH Sat 08-Jun-19 12:35:29

Yes, I do although I don't think it's necessary.

Charleygirl5 Sat 08-Jun-19 12:36:37

I rarely do

Luckygirl Sat 08-Jun-19 12:44:32

Lord no - life is too short!

glammanana Sat 08-Jun-19 12:48:18

My need to be washed with Lenor and Unstoppables before going on bed I love the fragrance when I go into the bedroom.

TwiceAsNice Sat 08-Jun-19 13:12:05

I always wash new towels bedding and underwear . Don’t tend to wash new to clothes before hand

TwiceAsNice Sat 08-Jun-19 13:12:20

Top not to

kittylester Sat 08-Jun-19 13:18:40

I'm the same as twiceasnice.

gillybob Sat 08-Jun-19 13:22:54

I always wash new sheets and pillowcases as I can’t bear the feel of them straight from the packet .

Maggiemaybe Sat 08-Jun-19 13:27:01

I’m with you, Luckygirl! No unnecessary work done here.

MiniMoon Sat 08-Jun-19 13:31:51

I never wash new bedding. I do wash and tumble dry new towels though. It makes them soft and more absorbent.

ninathenana Sat 08-Jun-19 14:27:40

Allegretto Sat 08-Jun-19 14:51:29

I always wash new bedding and new towels before use.

Doodle Sat 08-Jun-19 14:54:05

Yup I wash them too.

DanniRae Sat 08-Jun-19 14:58:28

Yes, I wash new sheets and towels. I guess it's because my mum did.

Debcz Sat 08-Jun-19 15:02:29

Yes I always wash them to remove the dressing that is on new fabrics,they feel different after least they do to me!

BlueSapphire Sat 08-Jun-19 15:09:15

Never wash new sheets, towels or underwear. Has never occurred to me.

Auntieflo Sat 08-Jun-19 15:20:26

Debcz, that is what my mum used to say and do.
But I don’t wash new bedding, or towels blush

Buffybee Sat 08-Jun-19 15:30:53

Yes! I always wash new sheets, towels and underwear.
A friends husband wore a new T-shirt in a hot country and went a long walk in the mountains and at the end of the day his body was covered in a red rash.
Apparently there is a finish washed into some of them, I think it's called Size, to make them appear more crisp on the hanger and his sweat re-acted with it.
His body was a mess!

3dognight Sat 08-Jun-19 15:51:23

It would not have occurred to me. But there again, it does not occur to me wash them that often when they are on the bed!

Calendargirl Sat 08-Jun-19 15:55:48

No, I don’t wash new bedding. I like the crisp feel when they’re new.

BlueBelle Sat 08-Jun-19 16:17:34

No they re new !! Why would I ? I never would wash anything new I don’t get it, it’s new why would you feel the need to wash something that’s brand spanking new

ginny Sat 08-Jun-19 17:43:03

Ditto BlueBelle.