Skip Nav
Halloween
60 Easy Halloween Costumes Any Teacher Can Make
Halloween
29 Spine-Chilling Halloween Costumes to DIY For Scary Cheap
Gadgets
These Adorable Panda Hand Warmers Will Make Typing So Cozy (and Cute!)
Halloween
50 States of Scary: The Most Terrifying Haunted Houses You MUST Visit in America
Lauren Potter Interview About Acting With Down Syndrome
Glee
Glee's Lauren Potter Has a Message For Hollywood on Hiring People With Down Syndrome: "You Won't Be Disappointed"

How Many Wears Before You Need to Wash

We all wash our clothes to keep ourselves and favorites items smelling fresh, but there is such a thing as too much washing and too little. There are downsides to both extremes: laundering your clothes more than you need to can shorten their lifespan and wear them out quickly, but washing too rarely can be unhygienic and cause bacteria growth. Here's a general guide to follow:

  • Bras: After three to four wears.
  • Underwear: After every wear.
  • Socks and stockings: After every wear.
  • Sportswear and swimwear: After every wear.
  • Jeans: Five to six wears. Although there are some that advocate washing as little as possible.
  • Tops: One to two wears.
  • Dresses: One to two wears.
  • Leggings: One to two wears.
  • Pants, skirts, and shorts: Three to four wears.
  • Jackets and blazers: Five to six wears.
  • Coats: Once every two months of wear.
  • PJs: Three to four wears.

Of course, this guide doesn't apply to the days when excessive sweating or accidental spills happen, and to those who have different hygiene preferences.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Mark Popovich
Product Credit: Stone Cold Fox robe, Eres bra, Vanessa Mooney necklace
From Our Partners
Does Putting Ice Cubes in the Dryer Work?
Small Washing Machine
How Often Should You Wash Pillowcase to Avoid Acne?
Laundry Tips For Large Families
Laundry Hack For Moms
Small Laundry Room Ideas
Joanna Gaines's Tips For Organizing a Laundry Room
What Happens If I Wear My Workout Clothes Without Washing?
How Do You Fold a Fitted Sheet?
How to Wash Bras and Underwear
The Best Laundry Detergent For Workout Clothes
Laundry DIYs
From Our Partners
Latest Affordable DIY & Organization
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds