Saturday, August 13, 2011

How Often Do You Wash Your Clothes?- DIY Sundays

Yes!!, DIY Sundays is back. After a month and a half absence i have decided to return my DIY Sundays posts. This is a little background for my new follower, initially my DIY (Do It Yourself) Sundays posts was based on my Sunday beauty routine. However, it has evolved into tips based on a variety of topics. I hope you find the post helpful.

Today i want to talk about clothes. I came across this guide entitled:How often Clothes Should be Washed. By the way, do you know how often  your clothes should be washed? Or are you like me? I basically wash my clothes as soon as it appears dirty.  After looking at the list I was amazed by my non - compliance to the suggested guideline.
 
Here is a quick guide to help you determine how frequently you need to launder key warm-weather clothing pieces, barring stains or especially sticky days, that is.

  THE GUIDE                                                                                              ME

Jeans: After 4 to 5 wears                                                                (1-2 wears)

Dress Pants: After 4 to 5 wears                                                    
(1-2 wears)

Jackets and Blazers: After 5 to 6 wears                                     
(2-3 wears)

Khaki Shorts and Pants: After 2 to 3 wears                              
(Shorts- after every wear, pants- 1-2 wears)

Pajamas: After 3 to 4 wears                                                           
(1-2 wears)

Skirts: After 4 to 5 wears    
                                                            (1-2 wears)

Swimsuits: After every wear                                                          
(SAME)

Tops and Dresses: After 1 to 3 wears                                           
(AFTER EVERY WEAR)

T-Shirts, Tanks and Camisoles: After every wear                    
(SAME)

Bras: After 3 to 4 wears                                                                  
(SAME)

Source: Real Simple

16 comments:

  1. OH Good! I am right on track! Except I re-wear dresses, cami's and T's so long as I wasn't sweating in them or spilled red wine on them. Generally I wash my cloths once every week and a half and my sheets/pillow cases/towels every Friday. (For fresh weekend bed lounging)

    Another great tip: Don't put things in the dryer-- especially bras, panties, dresses and cami's-- they last SO much longer if you just let them air dry on a rack-- if your space is small.. Hang damp cloths on hangers and hang them on the shower curtain rod. :) Hanging your clothes to dry saves you a lot of money too, as the integrity of the garment last longer, and you have to run the dryer less often.

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  2. Very interesting. I don't generally wear my clothes that often between washings. I'm closer to your schedule than the recommended frequency. BTW, this is the third post about laundry I've read this week. Must be on everyone's mind with all the hot, sticky days we have been having.

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  3. I thought this list was very interesting. Thank you for sharing. Some of the items I was the same on but others I washed sooner.

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  4. I follow the recommended list for most things. I always thought I was a big ol' slob for waiting 3-4 wears before washing my jeans. Know I know that I'm doing just what I should be. :P (Still feel kind of slobby though. :P

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  5. Very good info, I'm kind of hit or miss on some of these. Right on track with the swim suit, though! ;D

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  6. I follow those rules pretty closely...saves time on laundry, soap and energy!!

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  7. Well I guess I am way off. I wash too often. I probably should cut back a little. Thanks for the interesting post. Very informative. Stopping by from Relax and surf Sunday. Inviting you to stop over and check out my giveaway.
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  8. I am a new follower from the weekend hop!

    stop by keeping up with kristi

    this clothes washing post was really interesting bc I definitely over wash my clothes!

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  9. I wear something once then wash it. Period.

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  10. I'm pretty close to the guide. But I'm pretty lazy. ;)

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  11. Hi all the way from Australia!

    Just found your blog through the hop.

    With my cheapo clothes I wash them after one or two wears. Anything that I love, I try to avoid washing too often so it lasts longer.

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  12. I pretty much wash clothes after each wear. I don't see how one can re-wear jeans without washing them. Does no one else get the saggy butt that I seem to get if I don't wash them? (This could just be, however, because I have very little butt to begin with...) lol

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  13. I am almost on track with the recommended washing. I never knew that about dress pants though. It's good to know for the hubs. I agree with Ryan, the dryer is evil for long lasting clothes lol. When I'm wearing jeans, I don't dry them either. I've always hung them to dry. I really should put a line outside or make a drying rack. Thanks for these tips love!

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  14. Interesting! I usually do laundry once a week or so. And wash my clothing when they look grungy and dirty!!

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  15. I got to show my husband this list!..lol.. I do laundry twice a week.
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  16. Great blog. Thanks! Glad to have found you on 20sb. Consider me a new follower. :)

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