How Often to Wash Clothes
If you live alone, it can be tempting to let clothes pile up before you wash them. However, not only does this leave you with fewer clothes to wear while you wait, it can also result in laundry coming out of the machine still dirty! This is because – in order for washing detergents to effectively clean and remove stains – clothes need space to move about in the drum. You shouldn’t be using the washing machine too often of course, but waiting until you have a medium-sized load is the best option.
Don’t forget, you can also wear certain items of clothing more than once before washing – it mainly depends on the material. For example, items that aren’t in close contact with your skin – like sweaters and jeans – can take a few wears before going in the wash. On the other hand, things like t-shirts and underwear will need a wash after just a single wear.