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9 Things That We Wash Too Often, and 9 More That We Usually Forget About

Statistics show that 90% of the clothes we wash are actually not dirty. This is why in this article we will see a few suggestions on how often we ought to wash our clothes. 

Jeans and Leggings

If you wash your jeans very often then they will start to lose their shape and color. The CEO of Levi’s Chip Bergh said that it is recommended to wash your jeans as rarely as possible.

When it comes to leggings, it is recommended to wash them after every wear if you wear them for active sports, or wash them every 2-3 years if you use them in your everyday life.

Everyday Bras and Sports Bras

Regarding everyday bras, it is recommended to wash them once every two weeks. Instead, for the sports bras, you should wash them every time you wear them for your training sessions. 

Towels and Bath Mats

You should wash your bath mats every week. This is because they get a lot dirtier than we may think and they can contain traces of human activity. Regarding the towel you use to dry yourself after a bath, you should wash it every two weeks. 

Winter hats and Caps

A winter hat is better be washed about three times for each season. Instead, caps should be washed only by hand and 2 times for the season.

Bedsheets and Pillowcases

Your bedsheets can collect a lot of bacteria and viruses. It is recommended to wash them every 10 days. Your pillowcases on the other hand should be washed more often, every 5 days. 

Coverlets and Blankets

Being that a coverlet does not touch our body that much, it can be washed once every two months. The blankets instead can be washed once every month.

Coats and Jackets

Jackets should be washed in cold water once every three months. Coats instead can not be washed in your washing machine at home, they require a laundry service.

Duvets and Pillows

Duvets can be washed every six months since they do not get very dirty easily. Pillows instead should be washed every 3 months and grease from our hair can penetrate into our pillows. 

Curtains and Tulle

You should wash your curtains once a year and your tulle twice a year.