How many times you can wear clothes without washing: the answer may surprise you
The approach to washing everyday clothes can be divided into two polar positions. Some people are in a hurry to throw the item into the washing machine after the first wear, while others calmly wear it several times until the fabric starts to smell unpleasant or stains appear.
OBOZREVATEL tried to figure out which of these approaches is correct and what experts think about the frequency of washing clothes.
Which approach is more correct?
It turned out that there is no single rule for everyone and there cannot be. People tend to treat the cleanliness of their clothes the way they were treated in their family, adopting habits from their parents. At the same time, people rarely wear their clothes to the point where they become dangerously dirty and start to stink. Therefore, you can take a more comfortable approach here.
However, there are also objective factors that can make us wash clothes more often. For example, if a person sweats a lot due to their physiological characteristics or occupation. Some people really need to clean their clothes after each wearing. But, if you have worn an item for a day and it does not have a pronounced odor or is not obviously dirty, it is quite possible to continue wearing it.
Wash frequently or rarely?
In fact, both too frequent and too little washing have a lot of disadvantages. Throwing an item into the washing machine every day will wear it out quickly. This also leads to an overuse of resources: water, detergent, and electricity. Moreover, things that are washed too rarely can collect dangerous microorganisms. This is especially true for underwear and outerwear.
Therefore, experts advise a differentiated approach to the frequency of washing different types of clothes. Underwear, socks and tights, sportswear, and swimwear should be changed daily. You will also often have to wash pajamas if you wear them on your naked body.
Outerwear should be cleaned about once a month. It does not come into direct contact with the body, but it gets dirty with everything that can be found on the street. The same frequency should be used to wash shoe insoles or thoroughly wash the entire pair. This will help avoid the development of fungus inside, which can affect the skin and nails.
The rest of your clothes should be washed as needed. Stains and the appearance of a foreign odor will be a good signal that it's time to send them to the washing machine.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to prevent clothes from fading during washing.