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#41
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Joined Apr 2017
Originally posted by cruiseluvva
I’m just amazed that people wear nightwear more than once!

I don’t wear anything in bed, so it doesn’t apply to me, but if I did I would want it fresh. I wouldn't wear underwear more than once, so I certainly wouldn’t wear nightwear more than once either.
The longest I've worn nightwear is for two weeks without changing

PS this thread is such fun!
#42
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Joined Jun 2017
Originally posted by ohnonotmeagain
The longest I've worn nightwear is for two weeks without changing

PS this thread is such fun!

Ooooo you mucky devil!!!!
#43
Cambridgeshire
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Originally posted by ohnonotmeagain
The longest I've worn nightwear is for two weeks without changing

PS this thread is such fun!
What! Going to work, shopping and everything? Jeremy Kyle did an episode which included young people going down the shops in pyjamas and slippers but I did not think these people also went on cruises.

Lol John
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#44
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by ohnonotmeagain
The longest I've worn nightwear is for two weeks without changing

PS this thread is such fun!
Please tell me that you then put them in a closed drawer to fester for another week😰😰
#47
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by PamelaElle
See I wouldn't dream of expecting someone else to put away my pajamas.
I don't expect drawers to be used to store dirty nightwear
#48
England
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Originally posted by PamelaElle
See I wouldn't dream of expecting someone else to put away my pajamas.
I think you have missed the point here, which is that they shouldn’t be ‘put away’ at all!
#49
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Joined Feb 2015
Originally posted by marylizcat
I think you have missed the point here, which is that they shouldn’t be ‘put away’ at all!
I was being facetious! What do you do with them then? And how dirty is everybody?
#50
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by marylizcat
I think you have missed the point here, which is that they shouldn’t be ‘put away’ at all!
Exactly.
#51
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by PamelaElle
I was being facetious! What do you do with them then? And how dirty is everybody?
Either in the laundry pile/basket/bag, or left on the bed to air for a couple of hours before being folded and put under the pillow. Not stuffed still damp into a drawer, in case the steward touches it.
Everybody is dirty, sweaty first thing in the morning.
#52
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Joined Aug 2017
Reading this thread is so much fun.

People revealing there preferences regarding what they wear or not as the case may be.
#53
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Joined Apr 2017
Originally posted by FangedRose
Please tell me that you then put them in a closed drawer to fester for another week😰😰
Of course I don't leave them out. They go into the bottom drawer, along with all the other dirty stuff. It's only for sleeping in. I don't wear it out, although I did visit the buffet in it once but I had a jumper over it, so no one knew.
#54
Ewing, NJ
475 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by FangedRose
I'm amazed at how many people would rather let their steward think they sleep commando than let the steward touch their clothing.
My grandma was convinced that her rather posh neighbours were 'all furcoat and no knickers' because she never saw any underwear on the washing line.
Originally posted by FangedRose
Soiled clothing will certainly give you something. That's why we wash clothing, it's the bacteria that makes them smell. I certainly wouldn't want to apply eye make up or lipstick that's been in contact with a surface that's had other people's dirty clothing on.
My dad, who would be 86 now, and my husband who would be 66 both had asthma. I certainly remember class mates with hayfever.
I'm confused why putting clothes in a drawer -- something that's intended to hold clothes -- would warrant a second thought. What other use would a bedside drawer serve? The under-the-pillow thing has me fascinated. I've never heard of that tactic; it's clever. But if your PJs are so soiled that you won't put them in a drawer for fear of germs, then why would you put them somewhere that will come into contact with your face? Shouldn't they go in the wash instead?


It's likely our room stewards don't think about what we wear to bed at all, to be honest, but I would much rather have someone thinking that I sleep commando than thinking I'm messy or rude. I was taught that leaving your pajamas out for someone else to clean up is bad manners. Plus, as others have said, I'm weirded out by the thought of a stranger touching my clothes - particularly intimate ones.


Germs do love damp conditions, but cruise cabins are temperature controlled, which keeps humidity to a minimum. I've never sweated so much in my pajamas that they were wet when I woke up (unless I was ill or sleeping someplace hot in the summer without A-C). I'm not an expert, but I don't think germs can survive on surfaces for weeks: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-que...side-the-body/.


Funny conversation, and ultimately, to each their own!
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#55
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Joined Aug 2009
#1 The sheets and pillowcases get washed every three or four days. The drawers don't.
#2The nightclothes don't get folded and placed under the pillow until they've been aired.
#3 The nightclothes do not get left out for someone else to put away. They have been left on the bed to air.
#56
Wales
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Joined Nov 2011
I'm confused why putting clothes in a drawer -- something that's intended to hold clothes -- would warrant a second thought. What other use would a bedside drawer serve? The under-the-pillow thing has me fascinated. I've never heard of that tactic; it's clever. But if your PJs are so soiled that you won't put them in a drawer for fear of germs, then why would you put them somewhere that will come into contact with your face? Shouldn't they go in the wash instead?


It's likely our room stewards don't think about what we wear to bed at all, to be honest, but I would much rather have someone thinking that I sleep commando than thinking I'm messy or rude. I was taught that leaving your pajamas out for someone else to clean up is bad manners. Plus, as others have said, I'm weirded out by the thought of a stranger touching my clothes - particularly intimate ones.


Germs do love damp conditions, but cruise cabins are temperature controlled, which keeps humidity to a minimum. I've never sweated so much in my pajamas that they were wet when I woke up (unless I was ill or sleeping someplace hot in the summer without A-C). I'm not an expert, but I don't think germs can survive on surfaces for weeks: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-que...side-the-body/.


Funny conversation, and ultimately, to each their own!
At last, the voice of reason!!! 😂😂😂😂
#57
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
416 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by Cristaltips
At last, the voice of reason!!! 😂😂😂😂
Drawers are designed to keep clean dry clothes just that, clean and dry, and protect from moths too, not an issue here. They are not designed to hold clothes that are not clean.
#58
96 Posts
Joined Jul 2017
I can't believe what I've been reading here. I sometimes wear a nightie, sometimes not and I am not the least bit bothered what the cabin steward or anyone else thinks. If I do wear one, I usually leave it under my pillow. I do not change my nightie every day and was taught to leave it under my pillow at night. I am in my 60s and so far have suffered no ill effect from these practices. So far as nightwear harbouring bacteria is concerned, we are all walking carriers of millions of bacteria and a worn nightie should be the least of our worries. The only concern I have when on board is the number of people I see entering the dining rooms without sanitising their hands first. Other than that, I really don't give it a second thought and think that one can be over cautious sometimes when it comes to disinfecting areas. We build up our immunity by being exposed to bacteria - if we lived in a totally sterile environment, we would find it impossible to cope with all the minor infections which come our way.
#59
32 Posts
Joined Feb 2017
Originally posted by P-L-B
Reading this thread is so much fun.

People revealing there preferences regarding what they wear or not as the case may be.
I have never known a thread like this before. Very amusing!

I have always been taught to tidy up after myself also. I leave the cabin tidy and do not expect the steward to have to move any of my clothes before they can get on with their work. I also don't like the thought of someone else touching it. I always hang my nightwear in the wardrobe out of the way.
#60
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
416 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by msk1955
I can't believe what I've been reading here. I sometimes wear a nightie, sometimes not and I am not the least bit bothered what the cabin steward or anyone else thinks. If I do wear one, I usually leave it under my pillow. I do not change my nightie every day and was taught to leave it under my pillow at night. I am in my 60s and so far have suffered no ill effect from these practices. So far as nightwear harbouring bacteria is concerned, we are all walking carriers of millions of bacteria and a worn nightie should be the least of our worries. The only concern I have when on board is the number of people I see entering the dining rooms without sanitising their hands first. Other than that, I really don't give it a second thought and think that one can be over cautious sometimes when it comes to disinfecting areas. We build up our immunity by being exposed to bacteria - if we lived in a totally sterile environment, we would find it impossible to cope with all the minor infections which come our way.
I agree re: sanitising hands, it just maked me wonder if they eat without washing hands in public what do they do in private