Q: I have had a guest in my house for five days now. Is it common to change guest towels mid-week or should you wait until weeks end? I have always waited until the weeks end to change bedding and towels when someone visits. However, now I am wondering if that is improper. My guest asked for her towels to be changed and I had provided her with new ones. Should I do a mid-week change in the future?
A: This is really a matter of your personal practice, but a mid-week change of linens is not unusual even for families who bathe and shower daily. Supplying a guest with fresh towels after three or so days is a nice gesture, if it works with your home management schedule.