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tripletsmama 12-07-2012 02:23 PM

Does anyone wash the comforters?
 
Is it true that Disney hotels don't wash the comforters/bed spreads between guests? Does anyone wash them upon arriving in the room? We always get a 2 bedroom, so we have a washer/dryer, but would they fit in a standard size washer?

MouseMomx2 12-07-2012 03:05 PM

We do not wash them.

They will not fit in the stackable washers that most DVC units have. I believe they are also too large for the full-size washers. You could call Housekeeping and ask for new ones if it matters that much to you.

bighoo93 12-07-2012 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by MouseMomx2 (Post 46876862)
We do not wash them.

They will not fit in the stackable washers that most DVC units have. I believe they are also too large for the full-size washers. You could call Housekeeping and ask for new ones if it matters that much to you.

We usually take them off and put them in the corner or closet for the week. I kind of wish nobody had ever let me know how absolutely disgusting they are in the first place. But now it is too late to "unlearn" what I know...

tripletsmama 12-07-2012 05:53 PM

I need to do some unlearning too! Love that word. :) I guess we'll go with the put the blankets in the corner of the room plan. Will they bring you extra regular blankets or is that one of the things they charge for?

joeyrose 12-07-2012 05:57 PM

i keep them on the bed for warmth, but try not to sit on them, lay clothes on them, etc. i think it is unreasonable to expect housekeeping to wash these things except periodically, but we all know that they're probably disgusting under close inspection.

MouseMomx2 12-07-2012 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by joeyrose (Post 46877837)
i keep them on the bed for warmth, but try not to sit on them, lay clothes on them, etc. i think it is unreasonable to expect housekeeping to wash these things except periodically, but we all know that they're probably disgusting under close inspection.

So are so many things we come in contact with on a daily basis. Personally, I've lived 40+ years not worrying about hotel bedspreads and I'm not going to start now. The only difference is that now all of the germs have been publicized...but they were always there. Of course everyone should do what makes them feel comfortable. As for me, it's not a big deal.

fishermouse 12-07-2012 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by MouseMomx2

So are so many things we come in contact with on a daily basis. Personally, I've lived 40+ years not worrying about hotel bedspreads and I'm not going to start now. The only difference is that now all of the germs have been publicized...but they were always there. Of course everyone should do what makes them feel comfortable. As for me, it's not a big deal.

Just spray a little lysol around, has not killed me yet

bighoo93 12-07-2012 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by MouseMomx2

So are so many things we come in contact with on a daily basis. Personally, I've lived 40+ years not worrying about hotel bedspreads and I'm not going to start now. The only difference is that now all of the germs have been publicized...but they were always there. Of course everyone should do what makes them feel comfortable. As for me, it's not a big deal.

This is really so true, in general. But it isn't the germs, per se, that get to me. It is more just the thought of what has been done and deposited on the comforter that I don't really want to think of. But no, I don't think you are likely to be harmed by it.

Do check for bed bugs though. Those are a real problem if you encounter them.

tripletsmama 12-07-2012 10:22 PM

I'm sure it's one of those things im just over thinking. Would love to know they're clean though. :)

DisneyDudet 12-07-2012 11:21 PM

When I see them cleaning between guests, I see the carts have clean comforters... I swear. Even at non-DVC resorts.

tripletsmama 12-07-2012 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by DisneyDudet
When I see them cleaning between guests, I see the carts have clean comforters... I swear. Even at non-DVC resorts.

I assumed they change them on some kind of rotating basis. Let's say once a month. So yes, they would have to have comforters on the carts for the rooms due to be changed. This wouldn't mean all rooms are due to be changed, however. Obviously I don't work for Disney, so I'm not sure of the actual process. :)

DonnaL 12-08-2012 12:13 AM

Since we're on the subject of the comforters having all sorts of germs.......please do not use the jacuzzi tub in the one and two bdrm units w/o sanitizing them....the stuff in those is probably more dangerous to you than the comforters. They're really very simple to sanitize.......especially if you order groceries or stop for a grocery order before check-in since you do need bleach......simply add one to two cups of liquid bleach to a tub filled above the jets and turn it on......let run for about 15 minutes and then drain, refill and run a clean rinse thru for the same amount of time. If you don't do this.........you are literally taking a bath with whomever used that tub before you...YUK! At least that's what our hot tub repairman told me years ago.....sounds plausible to me.

Deb & Bill 12-08-2012 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by DonnaL (Post 46879820)
Since we're on the subject of the comforters having all sorts of germs.......please do not use the jacuzzi tub in the one and two bdrm units w/o sanitizing them....the stuff in those is probably more dangerous to you than the comforters. They're really very simple to sanitize.......especially if you order groceries or stop for a grocery order before check-in since you do need bleach......simply add one to two cups of liquid bleach to a tub filled above the jets and turn it on......let run for about 15 minutes and then drain, refill and run a clean rinse thru for the same amount of time. If you don't do this.........you are literally taking a bath with whomever used that tub before you...YUK! At least that's what our hot tub repairman told me years ago.....sounds plausible to me.

So what do you do in the hot tub and pool?

Firepath 12-08-2012 01:56 AM

I read a thread on another forum a year or so ago about this. Someone ended up calling housekeeping and verified that the comforters are changed out (and washed!) between each guest. This was at the resorts, not DVC, but I imagine they have the same standards. I'm pretty sure you can all feel safe to leave them on the beds.

Sammie 12-08-2012 02:07 AM

The bedspreads are not changed out unless there is a major reason, stained, etc. between each guest.

The new spreads that are duvet covers like at BLT, are.

The heavy bedspreads would not hold up to that much washing just as no one washes them that much at home.

They are cleaned, actually dry cleaned about once a month, unless needed due to stain or spills.


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