Wife also does that with new crockery, usually to clean BUT also it takes off any stickers that may be attached to the crockery. She normally buys 2 sets of anything as we quite often cook for that amount.We recently purchased a new set of dishware. It was washed in hot, soapy water before being put away in the cabinet .
I am not a neat freak . My house is a mess always . I have this weird thing about bringing in anything that has not been washed . I can live with our mess but I do not want to use items that other people have handled without washing it. Ok - I may be a nut case. G.contends that I should be as concerned about our daily living conditions .
I'm like you @Lullabelle, I also wash everything in the washing machine or by hand what I just bought, sometimes I also bring things in the laundry.I recently bought a pair if shorts and summer trousers, both are in the wash because who knows who has been handling them and what is on them. My husband bought a shirt, he doesn't want it washing.
Hotel beds.I've reached the conclusion that I'm simply a slut when it comes to washing clothes. I've shopped in charity shops all my life and have never washed anything before wearing it. And I certainly wouldn't wash anything new. What a waste of water and electricity! And anyway, we try clothes on in shops so we are putting them against our skin then. I think I might have said something similar earlier in this thread - but if I was to start worrying about who might have touched and item then I'd probably end up as a basket case! I sit on seats that others have sat on so my trousers will have touched potentially contaminated surfaces but I'm certainly not going to wash those trousers unless they are visibly dirty.
And what about second hand books? Or new books come to that? They can't be washed so we have to touch them as they are. Does that mean we should wash our hands after reading a book?
Same here unless I can see that it is physically dirty.I've reached the conclusion that I'm simply a slut when it comes to washing clothes. I've shopped in charity shops all my life and have never washed anything before wearing it. And I certainly wouldn't wash anything new. What a waste of water and electricity!