How often do you wash your clothes?

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Frequent washing is part of the weakness and decadence, this world is coming to an end, I am telling ya.
 
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To be honest, I've worn the same underwear for a week before.

Now that's disgusting.
 
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Oh please I bet you guys have done it too. Let me be more honest here, my underwear isn't the only thing I've worn for longer than a week.
 
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Oh please I bet you guys have done it too. Let me be more honest here, my underwear isn't the only thing I've worn for longer than a week.

Now it's longer than a week? Oh blimey.

No, I've never done it.
 
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Frequent washing is part of the weakness and decadence, this world is coming to an end, I am telling ya.

:surprised Blasphemy!
 
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when I was working at the slave-labour bakery I didnt wash my clothes for nearly a week of wear. whats the point? as soon as I start working all new clothes would smell of bakery anyway. and sweat is 'clean!' as long as you let it dry so no bacteria grows, its ok! actually I knew I smelled but I just didnt care anymore! grrr! they deserved to have smelly employees!

and as for jeans, I read that the really demin-obsessed/fashionable only wash their jeans every 6 months cos otherwise the 'look' of the denim would be ruined by washing. I wash mine like once a week. but it all depends on how much I sweat.

underwear every day of course.

and I wash sheets like once a month... they're clean! why would they be dirty, my body is clean! clean on clean everyday = more clean!
 
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I don't wash my clothes. I wear them until they decay and fall off.

we will get on well together! and we have the same avatar almost! snap!
 
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When the pants are leaning against the wall, maybe that's the good time to wash them.
 
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When the pants are leaning against the wall, maybe that's the good time to wash them.

And when you attempt to wash them, if they should run away from you -- then, you have waited too long.
 
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When the pants are leaning against the wall, maybe that's the good time to wash them.

Anyone remember starch? That stufff will make clean pants stand up on their own. It used to be mandatory in the military.:yuck:
 
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Anyone remember starch? That stufff will make clean pants stand up on their own. It used to be mandatory in the military.:yuck:
My dad was (is) tough as nails and quit school to join airborne in WWII. Starch and wool both bothered his skin terribly. I share his sensitivity, and can't bear to wear wool or stiff clothes.
 
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I was amazed when I saw this article that said that you should wear pants and shirts/blouses 4-5 times before washing. :eek:

I would *never* consider that with clothes I wear to work. Clothes pick up smells, it's not a matter of do they look dirty. After work each day, my clothes go into the dirty clothes hamper. The exception is a suit jacket which I will wear several times before sending to the dry cleaners.
This doesn't apply to mountain climbing (that is going alpine) btw. :biggrin:
 
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Shirts, socks, undies only ever get worn once per washing (unless it's a stinky pyjama day). Pants will go a couple of days.
 
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when I was working at the slave-labour bakery I didnt wash my clothes for nearly a week of wear. whats the point? as soon as I start working all new clothes would smell of bakery anyway. and sweat is 'clean!' as long as you let it dry so no bacteria grows, its ok! actually I knew I smelled but I just didnt care anymore! grrr! they deserved to have smelly employees!

Ah. Now we have the answer to why https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=464326" was needed...
:biggrin:
 
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And when you attempt to wash them, if they should run away from you -- then, you have waited too long.

In that case I'll let it go. There is plenty of new pants in the store.
 
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Jackets and sweaters, usually seasonal.

Pants, every 5 wears (I dress informally half the time).

Bed linen, every 2 weeks.

Shirts, socks, undies, hand towels, every week.
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Now I have hung out my dirty laundry for all PF to see!:yuck:

The laundry wrinkles less if I ride along.:rofl:
 
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God...I'm almost embarrased to say that I wore the same uniform for 4 weeks in basic training because I didn't want to have to refold and all that every 2 days. Frebreeze was my best friend....

Nowadays I wear my shirts, socks, and underwear once before they get washed. The only exceptions is maybe on the weekends when I'm lazy, or a shirt that I put on after work one day I'll use the next again.

Obviously, if something actually gets dirty and smelly I'll wash it before I wear it again. And I'm a firm believer that most women have better smells than men. So if that guy next to you is smelly, he probably doesn't even know about it.
 
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Bed linen, every 2 weeks (except with a certain visitor).

*wink wink*

Wish I had a visitor in my bed other than my hairy cat... :frown:
 
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Shirts, socks, undies, hand towels, every week.

I assume that's when you wash them, not when you change them (which is the underlying issue in this thread by the look of it)?
 
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*wink wink*

Wish I had a visitor in my bed other than my hairy cat... :frown:

(For some reasons) I just stopped sleeping on my bed.
 
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(For some reasons) I just stopped sleeping on my bed.

Huh?
 
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...I wore the same uniform for 4 weeks...

...Wish I had a visitor in my bed other than my hairy cat...

Coincidence? :wink:
 
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Coincidence? :wink:

According to my ex GF she liked my "smell".

Maybe she was a sasquatch though...I'll have to investigate this...
 
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I'm a bit weird, I wash stuff when it needs washing.
Personally I think people who wash stuff after one wear are off their rocker (no offence intended :tongue:).
So that is a minimum of a week for most items,often months for outer garments, but they would not be worn every day. It is a waste of time and energy and damages clothes.
All those cleaning products are also bad for you I believe, making you more likely to develop stuff like allergies and asthma.

As I wash myself daily there really is no problem.
 

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