How much laundry does your family generate?

United States
August 19, 2007 2:46pm CST
I'm beginning to think we have way too much laundry around here. I usually wash 3-4 loads of laundry on the weekends, and a fourth or fifth load if we need to wash sheets or blankets. Then, during the week, I usually have another load of laundry to do. This is all just for two people, and it's sometimes six loads of laundry in one week! How many loads of laundry do you do in a typical week, and how many people's clothing does that cover?
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@Laurla98 (786)
• United States
19 Aug 07
We usually have anywhere from 5-6 loads a week and thats for 4 of us. One of the loads is fairly small because its for a baby. I feel like I do too much even for 4 of us. My husband tends to change his clothes three times a day at times and I tell him its a waste to do that. My daughter likes to change her clothes a lot too so that adds to it.
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• United States
19 Aug 07
Yeah, I can understand changing clothes when you get home from work, especially for those who have a job where they do a lot of physical work, or where they are really dressed up all day. But changing clothes three times a day is a bit much. I will usually wear one thing to work, and then sometimes change my pants or shirt when I get home. I also will wear jeans for two or three evenings before they get washed, but our clothes still piles up so quickly!
• United States
19 Aug 07
Now that's I'm justing doing laundry for me and Rainy, I usually only have two loads a week, but I may have to start washing my sheets every week since she started sleeping on the bed. My allergies are going crazy, but she's worth it! So that's one people and one cat....
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• United States
19 Aug 07
Well, they say that washing sheets and such frequently is one of the ways that people with pet allergies can still have pets, so that sounds like a good plan! :) BTW, the pillow that I made for you can probably be washed, but I don't know how well it will hold up... so if you haven't washed it, that's probably a good thing. :)
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• United States
19 Aug 07
Actually, I think the only time it got really hairy, I but it in the dryel bag with my "dry cleaning" and that worked fine. Mostly though I just use the link brush on it.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
20 Aug 07
Since its just Hubby and me, I do about 2 small loads a week. Unless I am washing our bedding and then that takes 2 loads by itself. AT PEACE WITHIN
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