Sunday, December 16, 2018

How Often Do I Need to Wash My Clothes?

In addition to dirt and stains, your clothes collect dead skin cells, shed hair, sweat and other body fluids, and your own personal stock of microorganisms. Your outer layer of clothing (shirts, pants, jeans, dresses, blouses, skirts, etc.) can often be worn a few times between washings. If they are not stained or extra sweaty, holding off on washing them after every wearing saves wear on the fabric as well as costing less to operate the washing machine.

Pajamas can also be worn a few times before washing, less often than twice a week if you shower before wearing them. Items that are worn next to your skin (T-shirts, camisoles, bathing suits) usually need to be washed after each wearing. Probably you will want to wash your exercise clothing after each use. And definitely wash your underwear, tights, and socks after each wearing.

Consult the care labels on your garments to learn the specifics of proper washing and care for each item.

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