Simple Guide Revealing Exactly How Often You Should Wash You Clothes

Do you also have ‘the chair’ where we put the clothes that are too dirty for the closet, yet to clean for the machine?! Well, it looks like many of the clothes there belong to the washing machine after all. And not only that, but there are actually rules on how to properly wash your clothes and how many times we can wear them before washing. Surprising, right?! Well, scroll down to find out more.

1. Wash socks, tights, and stocking after every use.

 

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We knew this already. Haa! I mean, with all the dirt and bacteria there, I wouldn’t risk wearing them more than once.

2. Wash pants, shorts, and skirts after three wears. Wait, what?!

 

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Actually, skirts, pants, and shorts should be washed more often than jeans (thank God). After three or four wears, they belong to the washing machine.

3. Never re-wear underwear.

 

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You should change your underwear every day as it may impact your health. If you re-wear dirty underwear, you’re exposing your genitals and groin to different kinds of bacteria that can get through the skin. Always take care of your hygiene.

4. Clean your shoes whenever they get dirty.

 

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Don’t wear your shoes dirty, however, be careful not to ruin them with water when you clean them up.

5.  Wash jeans after five to six wears.

 

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You can’t really wash the jeans after every use (even though your mother insists on it) because they may lose their color. Ideally, you wash them after five to six time, tops.

6. Wash pajamas after three to four wears.

 

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Normally, pajamas should be washed after three to four wears, unless you’ve showered before bed. According to research, dirty pajamas can even lead to acne and cystitis.

7. Wash T-shirts and tops after one wear.

 

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You read that right. Just like your underwear, t-shirts are in close contact with your skin and absorb sweat the most. Therefore, you have to wash them after every wear, unless you’ve worn them for one hour or less.

8. Wash sportswear after each use.

 

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No matter how long you were training, sportswear have to be washed after every time you wear them to the gym. Just think about all the sweat and the devices you touch there. Eww!

9. Wash dresses after one to two wears.

 

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Washing them too often might ruin the color and the fabric, however, if you’ve been wearing it the whole day, especially in summer, it’s best if you wash dresses after every use.

10. Wash bras after three to four wears.

 

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Unless it’s a sports bra, you can wear them up to four times before washing. Of course, that depends on a woman’s personal hygiene and lifestyle, and some might sweat more than others. However, it’s not necessary to wash bras after every use.

So, tell us the truth, have you really been following these rules up until now?!

 

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