OK, don’t stop washing them – just stop washing them so often! This week’s Do One Thing is to advise you that when you wash your clothes too often, a few things happen:
1. Your clothes don’t last as long.
2. You use more water & detergent than necessary.
Water is one of our most precious resources, and our clothes don’t need to be constantly washed in it. Before washing them, I wear my jeans at least 5 times, my shirts at least 2 times, and I use my towels for about a week. Socks and underwear are the only things I wash after single wear – and most of this summer I have not even been wearing socks. Besides, well-worn clothes are more comfortable!
Good Human Tip Of The Week – Wash In Cold Water
For most of your laundry needs, you can usually wash everything in cold water. I have not really washed anything in hot water in years and all of our clothing is perfectly fine. The only exception I could see would be if your clothes got dirty with some sort of oily substance; but otherwise, cold water cleans just fine and can save you a lot of money and energy usage!
Do you wash your clothes every single time you wear an item?