Do you wash your store bought articles before wearing them?

@amadeo (45898)
United States
April 16, 2016 11:47am CST
While waiting to leave for the theater.I thought to get a post in. Do you wash your article after buying a new shirt,pants,sweater etc. Every time I buy something new.Goes in the wash. Why?for me as you know that articles that being sold are handle by a lot of people.Germs for one.Maybe a bug or two.If I had a bug send it back. There is a lot of germs out there.I like to be careful. I am not a germ freak.But it pays. Do you wash your clothing when you buy them?
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@mammots (3296)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
Yes i wash newly bought clothing especially undergarments. Its not just the dust and germs but also i dont like the smell of newly bought clothing.
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@mammots Yes,the undergarment is a wash.
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@marguicha (80117)
• Chile
16 Apr 16
I had not thought of germs as germs. But I would not wear clothes tha unknown people have touched.
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@db20747 (429)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
17 Apr 16
Very Very good idea. Thank God people can't try on the "unmentionables"
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@Hate2Iron (7326)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
Most definitely... and for all of the reasons that you mentioned above!
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@hate2iron yep that is the reason.
@Asylum (46759)
• Manchester, England
16 Apr 16
I always wash shirts before wearing them, but veripy little else. I do the same with bed sheets, especially those with rupich colours which may stain the bed otherwise.
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@Asylum sheets I like to wash to get the stiffness out of it.
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@Asylum (46759)
• Manchester, England
16 Apr 16
@amadeo This is true, there is always some form of sizing in them.
@marguicha (80117)
• Chile
16 Apr 16
I would never put on any underwear withouth washing it
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@marguicha (80117)
• Chile
16 Apr 16
I am not a germ freak but I wash everything after buying it. Not only clothes, but dishes and so on. Besides that, I wash my hands every time I touch money and wash them a lot while cooking. Maybe I am a germ freak of sorts, after all.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
@marguicha, I am like you too.
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@marguicha yes,I wash the dishes,pot or pans etc.
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@marlina Good girl.Nothing trying to be clean.
@boiboing (12526)
• Northampton, England
16 Apr 16
No, I would never do that. Just in case the first time I wear it, it falls apart - then I can take it back. If I've already washed it, I'm not so sure.
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• United States
16 Apr 16
If something falls apart the first time you wash it it def. should go back to the store.
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill I agreed on this Abby.
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@boiboing Okay to each its own.
@LadyDuck (118000)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 16
YES! I would never wear something new before I was the article. As you say they are handle by plenty of people and they also get dust in the stores. I am a germ freak.
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
17 Apr 16
@LadyDuck they are handle by many.From China to here.
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@LadyDuck (118000)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 16
@amadeo So true and so many people handle them in the stores too.
@marlina (60412)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
Yes, I always wash everything before using them.
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@marlina.I guess I am not the only one.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
17 Apr 16
@amadeo NO, I don't think that you are the only one.
@PainsOnSlate (18995)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
I do but I do it to get the chemicals out that are used on the fabric to make it look good before you wear it. Your reasons are good too, I just always have washed fabrics because of the chemicals, I have tender skin.
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@PainsOnSlate yes.the chemical .Also some time my t shirt makes me itch.I have to wash them.
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@JohnRoberts (38502)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Apr 16
Yes I do. You don't know who has touched or where they have been.
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@JohnRoberts that is the feeling that I get.
• United States
16 Apr 16
I absolutely wash every article of clothing before it's worn. God only knows who touched the stuff before me.
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@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill I see.That is the feeling that I get.
@rina110383 (21964)
17 Apr 16
Yes, I immediately wash them manually once I get home for the same reasons you stated above.
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
17 Apr 16
@tins110383 I see many here do.
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@Angel_15 (682)
• Manila, Philippines
17 Apr 16
I wash all clothes that I buy before I wear them for the first time. I don't know where the clothes have been, so it's always safer to wash them.
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
17 Apr 16
@Angel_15 Good for you .
@jobelbojel (4679)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
I wash them before wearing. I don't like the smell of a new shirts or clothing.
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
17 Apr 16
@nerdieeds same here.The smell of the factory and stores.
@sgbrown (1682)
• United States
17 Apr 16
Absolutely! You never know who may have tried it on or even just touched it with nasty hands! Yuk! :)
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
17 Apr 16
@sgbrown.You got that right there
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• Philippines
17 Apr 16
Well, they were moments were I wear them before I throw them to the hamper and then wash them. But most of the time when I'm not in the mood, i just wash them first.
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
17 Apr 16
@Lucky15 (33719)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
I do...not loving the smell of new stuff. ;)
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
17 Apr 16
@lucky15 yes,the smell is what most people do not like
@jaboUK (49988)
• United Kingdom
16 Apr 16
No I don't - I've never even thought about germs. I'm definitely not a germ freak.
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@Jabo okay got the message here.
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@Corbin5 (78261)
• United States
16 Apr 16
Nope. I always just wear the new item I have purchased, but your washing-first idea is a good one!
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@Corbin 5 I like to wash them get the stiffness out of my jeans
@puddleglum (1439)
• United States
16 Apr 16
Unless it came in a package, I usually wash it--if only for peace of mind.
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@puddleglum.Good idea.
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@xFiacre (10361)
• Ireland
16 Apr 16
@Amadeo No I most certainly do not!! I love putting clothes on for the first time though, especially if I've just had a shower and am going somewhere special, but I never wash clean clothes.
@amadeo (45898)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@Fiacre Banks.Okay.Nice to hear.