How often do you wash your clothing?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: How many times do you wear clothing (shirts/pants, not underwear) before washing it?
    I wash my clothes every time I wear them : (88 votes)
    30 %
    Every 2-3 wearings : (153 votes)
    52 %
    Less frequently than ever 3 or so wearnings : (17 votes)
    6 %
    Only if I've gotten something on it/it's smelly : (21 votes)
    7 %
    Other and I'll comment : (18 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    As long as it isn’t summertime and I didn’t do anything strenuous then I will wear my jeans and pants ~3 times.

    Shirts I normally wash after one wear unless its a handwash/dry clean only item. Unless its dirty (or summertime etc) then I will wear those types of things 2-3 times.

    Post # 4
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Shirts and pants I wash after every wear. Cardigans and sweaters I can usually get away with a few wears.

    Post # 5
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I wash everything except for jeans after I wear it.  I’ll wear jeans 2 times before I wash them, for the most part. 

    Post # 6
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @cbgg:  I would use my bottoms 2-3 times the most before washing them but generally I wash every week. This would only happen if I really wanted to wear that piece or if I didn’t get to wash. Normally I wash my clothes after wearing them once. After all, I live in the Caribbean.

    Post # 7
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    most things I’ll get a few wears out of. Excluding the obvious, undies like you said and workout clothes. I hate to wash things more than necessary, they just die faster that way. If I can smell my deodorant on a shirt though it gets washed 

    Post # 8
    4827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    I am a little bit of a conspiracy theorist and believe most people wash their clothes WAY too often. There’s been some proof of toxic chemicals in detergents and plus washing can ruin clothes and run up your utility bill (ours is super duper low). Here’s what I do…

    work pants – 2xs a year

    undies- every single wear!

    bras- are you supposed to wash them??

    socks- ummm… every other wear unless they smell

    jeans- 4 times a year… or 3

    work shirts- 2 xs a year

    workout clothes- every third wear unless they smell

    cute summer tanks- once a year?


    Sounds gross. Don’t care. (I have a highly overly-sensitive nose and a very honest husband, so I know I don’t stink)

    Post # 9
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @lealorali:  my husband washes his work clothes probably once a year lol. He doesn’t sweat in them and hates to iron. Whatever I guess! He usually dumps them all at the cleaners during his Christmas break and gives us a nice 80.00 bill lol

    Post # 10
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @cbgg:  Most shirts get washed every wear, unless I haven’t gotten around to it and I relly want to wear it again. Jeans only get washed when they are really stretched out or have gotten dirty. 

    Post # 11
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

    I usually wash my tops every time but I’ll wear jeans and work pants until they’re stretched out. Of course, if I get them dirty or they start to stink (lol) I’ll was them sooner. I also only wash my bras like four times a year…that’s probably weird :S

    Post # 12
    3778 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    depends on the article of clothing. Pants I get a lot out of them, unless I spill something on them. Bras same thing. Shirts, socks, undies- every time. Towels about 3 or 4 times.

    Post # 13
    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I usually wash shirts/pants after wearing them twice as long as I haven’t been doing a ton of activity in them and as long as it isn’t summer. Jeans usually don’t get washed until I’ve worn them about 3 times. During the summer I wash my clothes every time I wear them.


    Post # 14
    4827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    oh towels…. I do actually wash them pretty often. And sheets. Sometimes even with hot water!

    Post # 15
    3407 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I work at a daycare right now so my clothes get washed every single time I wear them. Jeans every 2-4 wears I wash and shirts I wash everytime unless I have worn them for a short period of time. I live in FL so most clothes will get some sweat on them somehow or another and I refuse to stink!

    Post # 16
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wash shorts and pants once every 4-5 wears, and shirts after each wear!

    And cardigans/sweaters when they get skanky (every 2-3 wears?)

    And terrible confession: My jeans get washed very infrequently. Like… Every 10 wears or so?

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