(Closed) New Clothes – To wash first or not?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you feel the need to wash new clothing before wearing it?
    No way! I can't wait to wear my new outfit out! : (70 votes)
    57 %
    Definately wash first, then wear. : (37 votes)
    30 %
    Doesn't really matter! : (16 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like wearing them new without being washed.

    I feel like they feel less new after being washed!

    Post # 4
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I always wash, first of all because people are dirty even the people at the plant that package it, but also because I want to make sure something doesn’t happen in the wash that requires me to have to beg the store to return it.

    Post # 5
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I feel like clothes are never the same after you wash them. Underwear is about the only thing I wash before wearing.

    Post # 7
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I have to wash everything first, otherwise I get hives 🙁  I’ve actually gotten hives from trying on clothes at the store…no fun!

    Post # 8
    5073 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I always wash items before wearing them.  You have no idea what could have gotten on them before purchasing.  

    Packaging material leaves residue behind as well.

    Post # 9
    826 posts
    Busy bee

    Wash first.  I’m terrified of germs!

    Post # 10
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I always wash undergarments/bathing suits, but not usually other clothes. So far I’ve lived to tell the tale. 😉

    Post # 11
    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    GOOD! i was begining to think i was the only girl who doesn’t wash first!

    Post # 12
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    If it’s a cardigan or something like that I might not, but anything that touches my skin gets washed.  Eeewww.  Who knows what’s in the air on and on people’s hands at the factory in Singapore, or Taiwan.  My soon to be in-laws are Taiwanese and very Americanized and even they don’t have the same, um, hygenic standards I do. 

    Post # 13
    9885 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I always wash before wearing because I don’t like the way new clothes smell.  I think they spray some kind of anti-wrinkle chemical on new clothes before shipping, and it stinks to me.  I like the smell of Downy fabric softener.

    Post # 14
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I always wash first before wearing! Just got some new tank tops this weekend and washed them today so I could wear them 🙂

    Post # 15
    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I always wash underwear, swimsuits and socks first but other stuff I usually don’t wash. Sometimes I may wash jeans b/c I feel like they fit better after being washed.

    Post # 16
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I never wash new clothes.  Never has crossed my mind.

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