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One in six Brits clean bedding just once a month

Survey reveals laundry habits lacking in the UK

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Although 42% of the British population likes to eat in bed, one in six leave it at least a month to change their sheets. 

The muckiest 1% only changed their bedding three times a year, according to a survey commissioned by Sheilas’ Wheels home insurance. 

The areas with the dirtiest sheets were London, where 24% said they left it at least a month between washes. The cleanest sheets are in Northern Ireland, where only 8% leave it that long.

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If you think it’s time to overhaul your laundry system, check out our independent washing machine reviews.

Once you do get around to washing your sheets, take a look at our free and impartial advice on using your washing machine. We’ve also got free advice on how to buy the best washing machine. 

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Then there’s what to use in your machine. You can find out which washing powders have been rated Which? Best Buys, as well as our tips for for getting the best . And if the stains still aren’t shifting, consider a Best Buy .

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