How many times you use your shirt/trousers before sending it for a wash?

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India
April 21, 2007 11:33pm CST
I follow a different standard for the different types of clothes I have in my wardrobe. I wear my office formals only once before I send them to the washing machine. As far as my casuals are concerned, I wear them for 3-4 times before sending for re-wash. And surprisingly, I wear my jeans for 35-40 times before washing it again. What are the standards followed by you?
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 07
In summer, I always wash my clothes and trousers everyday. In winter, usually I will wash my coats after I wear it for about twice or three times. I wash my jeans after wear it for two days.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Once, for more reasons then what I could fit in one of these boxes.
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@shuz697 (1047)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I wash everything as soon as its been worn.. we never wear clothes again without them being washed.. everything gets washed too not just somethings if its been worn its gets washed
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
Most of my dress specially when I wore outseide I do wash it after I wear it. But In some dress of mine that I only wore inside my house like shorts, pajama, I used it twice before sending them to washing...
• Pakistan
6 Jul 07
well yes something like you said, i wear my uniform 2 days and then send it to washing and then the new uniform 2 days and then to washing and till then the previous one comes out of washing, as for my casual clothes i wear my jeans like ... 5 days or 4 days straight and then send it to washing.
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I wear a uniform to work; I have 5 shirts and 3 pair of pants (don't ask!). Anyway, I wash each set after I wear them. Casual clothes, like t-shirts and jeans, usually get 3 - 4 wears unless I get them dirty. Nice clothes, like out to dinner or a movie, I'll hang up and wear again unless they are dirty or too badly wrinkled. But after the 2nd time, in the wash they go.
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• Malaysia
7 Jul 07
Hmm... that's a new thing for me. I never wear something more than once. I wash my own clothes and and I wash them daily. Even jeans and t-shirts, I will wash after first time wearing. My country is a tropical climate one, so the weather is humid and warm and the sweating is a lot. I have to wash after every consumption.
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
7 Jul 07
For me it all depends on what kind of activites I do while I'm wearing them. Like if I do a lot of outdoor activities and get dirty I will wash them after the first time I've worn them. But if I don't really do anything to get them dirty I will wear them 3 or 4 times before washing. I have to do enough laundry as it is. So I try to cut down where I can.
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@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Hi ranjeetkolarkar! i only wear all my clothes once and send them to the washing machine, i dont feel comfortable wearing my clothes without washing, or wearing it twice or thrice, its maybe because here in the philippines the weather is not like in the other country with a cold weather, its always like summer here and sometimes rainy too, so we need to change our clothes always to feel fresh and clean.
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@Sushicook (691)
• Sweden
7 Jul 07
T-shirts and shirts I throw in the wash after one or two days. Pants and skirts I can wear for three or four days before I need to wash them. Work clothes... that depends on how dirty they've gotten and how much I will need to use them before I have some time off to do laundry.
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• Philippines
7 Jul 07
well, i always use them once then i send it to washing machine, or hand wash. even my jeans, and capris and shirts,pajamas and other clothes. i am so miticulous when it comes to clothes.
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I wash my office wear and home casual wear each time after i wear it .But for jeans i probably will wear for three or four times before i decided to wash it .At the other hand it also depend on how dirty they are ,if i got any obvious stain then i will wash regardless how many times i have worn.
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@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I never wear something more than once before washing it.
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
6 Jul 07
Some clothes i wash more often then the others. At summer i change my clothes daily because of the heat. At the winter i change the trausers weekly and the pulovers twice or three times weekly.
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@maybey (366)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
I wear ones then i direct to wash it...i dont want to wear it again because i think all the dirts outside the house is in my dress...My husband wear jeans twice before I wash it..
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@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
6 Jul 07
i use my shirt/ trouser before sending it for wash until it is dirty or it is smelly, ithink that it get's dirty or smelly after 10-12 times i wear it, but i have never counted, this is an approximate.
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@chryss (658)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
lol!really you do that thing wearing jeans in 35-40 times and 3-4 times for shirts?gosh!just kidding...i just used to wear shirts once and jeans twice before sending it to laundry..if its dirty already i easily put it dirty clothes for washing.,,
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• Philippines
6 Jul 07
Only once...
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@maiax2k6 (535)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
only once then they go to the laundry basket. we have warm weather in our place, and everyday we get sweaty clothes. besides it doesn't smell good if you keep on repeating them. it fells good to have fresh clothes on your back everyday.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 07
i usually wear my shirts only once then i send it to the laundry already. but with my pants, i wear it for 2-3 times depending on how long i used it.
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