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Is it normal to be so economical with clothes usage that one only has to put a single wash on once every three weeks?
It may not be normal but it’s a good thing. If you can take care and your clothes are not smelly or visibly dirty, it’s very environmentally sound to avoid washing clothes for as long as possible.
That’s the thing. I know people who only wear things like T-shirts or vests once, and then wash them as a matter of course, whether they’re dirty or not, which seems rather wasteful to me.
Based on my current usage, my 2.25kg box of washing powder will last me just over three years!
I had a conversation recently where I got lot of people thinking I was weird because I wear clothes more than once before I wash them…I don’t quite understand that whole ‘worn it once, into the machine it goes’ kind of thing. I’ve totally got to agree with Shari on that. Like Will Smith once wisely reiterated, ‘if it don’t smell, don’t try to clean it’. (well, almost).
I do about the same. I have a ton of clothes (mostly charity shop, I’d like to add) so only really do laundry when I run out of underwear (which I also have loads of) and chuck in other things that need doing at that time. Environmentally sound to have lots of clothes to choose from? Count me in!