I may be a dirty hippie, but I'm also reasonably vain. I won't wear dirty clothes, uncomfortable clothes, and certainly not stained clothes. Consequently, I care a lot about clothing care, and I'm trying to be more sustainable in my practices.
At this point in my life I wear a lot of inexpensive knit shirts with jeans. I usually wear my jeans 3 or 4 times before washing, but I find that my knit shirts don't feel "fresh" after a day of wear. They're slightly distorted, or something just doesn't feel right. So I only wear them for one day. It seems to me that they're not actually dirty at this point, as there's no visible dirt. Plus in ye olden days most people rewore clothing until it was actually dirty. This idea of needing a new shirt for every day of the week is rather modern and wasteful.
But how can I make them feel freshly cleaned without going through the whole laundry cycle? Has anyone done this?