How many times do you wear your jeans or pants before washing them?

jeans - reusing my jeans after my first use
Philippines
March 21, 2007 3:49pm CST
Let's say, you went out to the mall for a couple of hours and then got back home, would you throw your jeans to the laundry basket after changing your clothes? or would you hang it somewhere and wear it again the next time you needed to go out? It's not that am being lazy or what, but I tend to wear my jeans or pants a couple of times more before having them washed, well provided they are so dirty yet. That happens when I only put them on for a couple of hours when I needed to go somewhere and go back home without getting too much dirt on them. I just thought doing it could save me (or my mom) money for the laundry powder, electricity for pressing it, and our maid's energy for doing the laundry itself...:P I was just trying to be helpful in a my own lil ways though.. lol How about you, do you also reuse your jeans a couple of times more before throwing them to the laundry basket? or you don't feel like putting them on again after you first use them? do share your thouhts..:P
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95 responses
• United States
21 Mar 07
For jeans, I can go a few times wearing them, usually 3-4. I won't do it on consecutive days, but I will get the use out of them. They usually don't get dirty for me and warrant another few uses. After that, I will wash them. I have a good supply of jeans and shorts so I don't run out so fast. It helps that jeans are so durable and match with so many things.
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• Philippines
22 Mar 07
True, jeans can stay up to 3-4 times of use before washing them... thanks for the response, thrwbckjay.. Godbless!
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@decimus785 (1419)
• Aruba
21 Mar 07
2 or 3 times before i wah them. When i wear them to go out i dont go to places where it can get dirty.As long it's not dirty i wear it 2 or 3 times. after that i wash it.
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21 Mar 07
I will wear my trousers for 3 or 4 days without washing them. I think the reason is that it is so unusual for that to be the case as I have small children who are always putting sticky fingers on me. I have so much washing that any chance to reduce the size of the load I have to take.
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@alexsis (2149)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I only wear mines once and then toss it in the laundry.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
21 Mar 07
i like to waer my jeans at least 3 times, but not all in the same week.
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• Philippines
21 Mar 07
If I have already worn my jeans about 3 times consecutively in a day, that's when I throw it off to our laundry basket. But when I wear it for more than a couple of times but not everyday, say, every other day or not really that often, probably, it will take a little longer before throwing it to the basket. However, there are also cases wherein I throw it right away after use if ever the dirt is much obvious, or where there are stains. Reusing these jeans make me save water and electricity too because as you see, jeans are heavy to wash. I would pity the lady we hired to do the laundry if ever I let her wash my jeans right after using. :)
@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
29 Apr 07
once i wear my pants i will wash it after using it..
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• United States
21 Apr 07
I'll wear them 3-5 times before washing them (assuming I don't get them dirty). It depends on how long I wore them, where I wore them and such.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
it really depends. sometimes i wash my jeans the day after wearing them. sometimes it's been so long since i've washed them that they could walk themselves to the washing machine.
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@ydnac22 (804)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Well,I'm a busy person and I only have saturday or sunday to do laundry so I used my pants 2-3 times.
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@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
i usually wear my jean maximum twice... then the jeans hit on the laundry basket. its been my thing about hygiene i rather use my jean once then wash it.
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@Rexy_leigh (1189)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
I do use my jeans and any other lower garments a couple of times more before having them washed, provided they aren't that dirty yet. It could greatly save me time, energy, and money. I am not a big fan of doing the laundry and ironing, that's why I'd rather just hang them after using them and trying to wear them again in the next days. But I don't wear them on consecutive days, of course.. :P I don't want to give my friends or any other people the idea that I haven't changed my clothes since the other day..that's so gross of me.. lol
@jojopuff (520)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I am the same way! As long as my jeans don't smell and aren't dirty, I will wear them for a couple of days. It does cut down on the frequency of the laundry, because I only own three pairs of jeans! If I changed them all the time I'd have to be doing laundy twice a week! :)
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@jc_star10 (954)
• Indonesia
24 Oct 07
I used to wear it couple times before washing them. It because jeans are hardly to get dirty. And I only gone for few hours though. I usually wear it 2 or 3 times before washing them. And you are right, it save money and electricity. And jeans are one kind that hard to wash and dry it.
@alittle (26)
• China
24 Oct 07
i like to wear my jeans less than three days.I don't like to wash it.Because i feel wash it in high frequency badly for the clothes's fibre. But i can't wear only one jeans all the time because i like to wear different clothes in differectday. So most of the time,i hang it somewhere and wear another clothes.After a few days,when i want to wera i will wear it again. But i will wash it about every month.And before the first time i wear,i will wash it,too.
@MGjhaud (21833)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
Twice maximum but it really depends if I just wore it twice just to buy something nearby and that just it. I have this jogging pants that I only wear when I have to go down (I live second floor) and buy something then the next time I do the same, I’ll wear it again – until it looks a thousand-years-unwashed, I’ll dump it in my laundry basket.
@bowtieguy (5924)
• United States
7 Jul 07
Never more than once.
@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
1 Jun 07
It depends.if I get stains on them or they get dirty I will.But if i have only wore them for a couple of hours or maybe for half the day I will wear them over not the next day maybe but maybe the next day after.I have kids though so Now I tend to wear them only once due to getting out and playing with them ,ect.But I see nothing wrong with someone that does that because if they are not dirty then no need to pile up a bunch of laundry if the pants are not dirty and can be worn a couple of more times.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
19 Apr 07
I wuld wear pants twice before I washed them unless something happened to them. If I fall in the mud, they get washed. If the dogs jump on me and get paw prints everywhere, they get washed. You get the idea.
@laurabeth (145)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I wear mine at least a couple times before washing them unless thy actually get dirty, I have enough laundry from my kids!