The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy!
My friend Jan came to the house yesterday to pick up her son, and was wearing the cutest red cable-knit sweater. I then went to her house today to pick up my son, and guess what? She was still wearing that very same cute red sweater.
“Ha!” I joked to her, “I caught you wearing the same sweater two days in a row.”
“Oh, I always do that.” She replied. “I just try not to do it if I’m seeing the same people.”
We then started to talk about how we often will wear clothing a time or two before putting them through the wash. I relayed how my 13-year-old went from having five pairs of jeans to two in a bizarrely short amount of time. (Is he perhaps crawling on broken glass while at school?) And how I’d been re-folding the jeans and freshly presenting them to him if they’d only been worn once.
We agreed that clothes last longer when laundered less, and that you also don’t need to own as much if the clothes can be repeated.
Which brings me to the question:
Are you a daily washer?
Do you wash your clothes after every wearing, or do you wait until they’re actually dirty? Does the idea of wearing an item more than once between washings give you the heebie-jeebies? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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