Wash before wearing, new clothes that is?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you wash new clothes before wearing them or just rip the tags off and go?
    Wash them!! : (41 votes)
    18 %
    Rip and wear : (118 votes)
    53 %
    Depends on what type of clothing it is.. ie: wash intimates but not regular clothes : (64 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    New clothes and undies, I just rip the tag off and wear them. If it’s thrifted, I wash them first.

    Post # 4
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I just wear it.  I don’t buy used clothes because I am really weird and think people’s death germs are all over them.  So yeah.

    Post # 5
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    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I just wear it. It kind of drives my husband crazy. He washes everything first. I will wash Baby’s clothes first though. 

    Post # 6
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    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I generally wash undies, but the rest I just wear right away.

    Post # 7
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    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Unless it was bought preowned I don’t wash. Especially not if I buy online, which is where I buy majority of my stuff. I guess I could see washing it because others may have tried it on but I usually don’t.

    Post # 9
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @peachacid:  +1. The thought of used clothing makes me shudder.

    Post # 10
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    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    New clothes for BF get washed no matter what it is.

    New clothes for me usually I just take the tags off and wear them. Undies are definitely washed.

    New clothes for BFs son (4yrs old) get washed. 

    Post # 11
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    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wash pretty much everything, except outerwear/coats/jackets.  Many clothes are treated with flame retardants or have been tried on by people, left in dusty warehouses or on dirty changing room floors.

    Post # 12
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    99% of my clothes are thrifted! So you DEFINITELY have to wash them first!

    Post # 13
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    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I will wash undies/bras/dark wash jeans before I wear them. Everything else, its just rip and wear.

    Post # 14
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    6507 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I just wear them if they are new. Wash them if thrifted. I also wash new underwear and swim suits though because you just never know…

     

    Post # 15
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    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    I have super sensitive skin so I wash everything I get before I wear it. Everyone else just rips the tags off and wears it.

    Post # 16
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    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @sn2bmrsmntgmry:  I put depends, but not for the reason you gave. I’m allergic to blue dye, so all blue clothing must go through the wash at least once to make sure it’s not bleeding color. Everything else is rip and wear.

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