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Old 09-13-2019, 09:52 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Moderation as in not change sheets for how long? How about underwear? I change sheets every third day at least and underwear every day. Yes, I recall stories of grey ones for week days and one per week and white ones for Sunday around 1940s.
How often do you wash sheets and change underwear? Do you hang yours out on a clothesline for display?
In these modern times we have overdone it. Sheets don't need to be washed every three days. Where did you get that idea? From a motel where they change the sheets every single night?

We wash sheets every week. Back in the day (before dryers and good washing machines) they used to wash sheets and switch the cleaner top sheet to the bottom, only washing the bottom sheet. The bottom sheet would get washed the next time. (And just hang them on the line to dry.)
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:35 AM
 
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Here in NC, we have been powered by McGuire nuclear plant and until recently, Buck Steam Station. Electricity has hovered around $0.10/kWh for as long as Iíve been responsible for a power bill. When power is this price, you make your economic decisions in a completely different way:

LED bulbs here are NOT worth the cost at store retail. Thatís why Duke Energy is subsidizing the price of LED and CFL bulbs by 90%. The impact just isnít as great on their power bill as in more expensive areas, but it should not be cause for them to raise rates and make it so.

Speaking of ďsupply and demandĒ, I find it counterproductive to cheaply available energy to decommission coal, nuclear, or hydro power to replace it with only solar and wind energy. Residential solar panels in NC, even with energy credits, will never pay for themselves.

Linemen at Duke (Duke Progress, anyway) are paid handsomely despite these low rates. I believe $36/hour for lineman top pay (reached after your 4th year) combined with overtime and storm work, allows anyone to make $100k+ who wants it.

It just seems like a good balance.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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In these modern times we have overdone it. Sheets don't need to be washed every three days. Where did you get that idea? From a motel where they change the sheets every single night?

We wash sheets every week. Back in the day (before dryers and good washing machines) they used to wash sheets and switch the cleaner top sheet to the bottom, only washing the bottom sheet. The bottom sheet would get washed the next time. (And just hang them on the line to dry.)

omg, totally agree with you on that.
i change sheets sunday morning, like clockwork. once a week is enough, and if im lazy i will leave them on a secnd week, not that often though, but since i shower nioghtly i dont see it a big deal, plus no one goes in my bedroom anyway.



every 3 days, omg hell to the no, Id rather take a nap.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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In these modern times we have overdone it. Sheets don't need to be washed every three days. Where did you get that idea? From a motel where they change the sheets every single night?

We wash sheets every week. Back in the day (before dryers and good washing machines) they used to wash sheets and switch the cleaner top sheet to the bottom, only washing the bottom sheet. The bottom sheet would get washed the next time. (And just hang them on the line to dry.)
I really do not care how "they" used to do laundry. This is 2019. Yes, I have a set out of the "they" days - homespun linen with homemade lace. Tough on the skin and the laundress. I simply enjoy clean starched and ironed sheets at the end of a long day.
Should I change panties only and reuse the bra?
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:07 AM
 
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I simply enjoy clean starched and ironed sheets at the end of a long day.
Should I change panties only and reuse the bra?
I don't wash my bra after one use!

I change pillowcases and the bottom sheet once a week, the top sheet every once in a while--especially in the summer, when we hardly use top covers.

I dry sheets in the dryer--there's no place to hang them outside, though I do hang most clothes, but starching and ironing sheets is not in my life plan. Ain't got time (or inclination) for that.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: BBC
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I use my outdoor clothesline daily, and when my kids were little (babies), there was seldom a day that went by where something or another wasn't hanging on the outdoor line drying or airing.


When I had two kids in diapers, I often couldn't keep up with the drying of those diapers, so one load would get hung on the line, and the other load would go into the electric tumble dryer. My electric tumble dryer was a saving grace at times, and still is today over the course of winter or on wet and miserable days.


I think before we start banning modern appliances, we should look at banning the likes of disposable diapers and such.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Of course they should be banned - unless mandatory!


Welcome to the People's Democratic Socialist Republic. All that is not mandatory is forbidden. Shut up, sit down, pay and obey.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I'll decide on what I waste electricity, but judging by the quality of the post the OP might be wasting electricity when using the internet.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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omg, totally agree with you on that.
i change sheets sunday morning, like clockwork. once a week is enough, and if im lazy i will leave them on a secnd week, not that often though, but since i shower nioghtly i dont see it a big deal, plus no one goes in my bedroom anyway.

every 3 days, omg hell to the no, Id rather take a nap.


You've never been a single guy, have you? When I was young and single, the sheets got changed every Friday after work, or Saturday morning. You don't take a girl home to smelly sheets. Depending on the vigor of the activities, they might get changed again on Sunday afternoon.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:28 PM
 
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Line dried towels around here will stand up on their own. No.

Yep. I'm on salt water all summer. It takes days to line dry a towel even with a modern HE front-loading washing machine. My girlfriend has all kinds of clothing that can't go in the dryer so there's always something on the drying rack. Unless the A/C is running, that also takes days. I have tech fabric clothing I have to line dry but it dries quickly. My ski gear inner layers are dry in a couple of hours when the heat is running at my ski place. Bicycling gear is usually dry overnight.
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