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I am wondering if I am washing too much – I like the smell of freshly laundered clothes and only tend to wear the same thing a couple of times (if it’s clean) without washing it again (with the exception of jeans). How many times would you wear the same clothes – ie the same work trousers, pjs or t-shirts before washing them again? I ask as a friend rarely washes and never smells.


Posted by mom7108, 21st April 2015


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  • I love putting on clean clothes each day.


  • Usually I only wear clothes once before putting in the wash. Likewise bath towels get only one use before they get washed.


  • I try and get 2 days wear out if my clothes before I put them out for wash. Mostly works


  • mm, 2 kids, means 2 changes of clothes most days.


  • I wash clothes and underwear daily, towels twice a week, bedding weekly. :)


  • Socks and undies, underwear in general, changed daily. Clothes changed every 2 to 3 days depending on how dirty they get. Night wear changed once a week. I try to wash once a week, we have tank water so have to be careful. Have you tried deodorant or perfume to give you that fresh clean smell to save on washing


  • Depending on what it is depends on how often I wear before washing. School clothes last 2 wears before washing, work clothes for myself and my husband worn once. Casual items of clothing depend on how long they were worn for but the general rule is 2 to 3 times before washing, undergarments after each use.


  • Everything gets washed after only one wash. Sheets every week and change towels twice a week


  • With my clothes I get away with a few wears but hubby’s need changing daily due to his manliness & forget the kids theirs generally need daily changing. I generally wash every second day


  • With the state of our water supply and electricity use Id suggest to wash as rarely as possible. Do the sniff test, if it doesn’t smell then dont wash it.


  • Max twice.


  • A fresh top every day due to underarm odor, fresh underwear daily. Sheets weekly. Towels weekly.


  • wow it maybe our climate (the tropics) but anything (everything) only gets worn once before it is put through the wash, I literally have never worn anything twice


  • I have 5 children. I wash theirs & our clothes 2 -3 times a week. Depends whether they have school or not in that time.


  • I’m also like Cherz, and change out of good clothes, that may only have a few hours wear at a time, when I get home. That means I can get several wears out of good clothes, if it is in winter, but wash home clothes more frequently. My son’s school shirts usually daily, trousers a couple of wears, depending on what has happened during the school day.


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