For me it's about 14 loads a week, we are cloth diapering when at home and we are a family of 6.
just read the other responses. i guess i am not too far out of the norm. that's good. it just sounds like a lot. i am still going to try to cut down. at least i am washing rags and dipes instead of throwing away sposies and paper towels.
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It's a kind of staggered cycle. About every five days I'll wash a dark, white and red/pink load (including sheets), then on the weekend I do towels. Diapers are about every fourth day. Cloth napkins and kitchen cloths go in with whatever I'm washing (except diapers)
When we're diapering, that adds another 3-4 loads per week.
(I'll also admit I tend to make my loads very full. When my mom is here & helps with laundry, she will split ONE of my loads into like THREE! Then we argue about it! haha)
i'd guess 14 loads at a minimum. i have a diva daughter that changes way too often, and my son's clothes are nearly as big as mine now
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However, we've always had a front loader, most recently, a very large capacity one. The loads of wash that I run are easily twice the size of what my MIL runs in her top loader.
As well, our kids are not especially prone to getting dirty, DH has doesn't have a dirty job, I'm also a SAHM and don't get dressed unless I'm leaving the house, and I wash some sheets and towels with the diapers to top the load up and make it a full one.
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I encourage wearing of clothes more than once. We change sheets & towels weekly. We do live in Texas, though, with a really short winter, so we wear think clothes. We also have waaaay too many clothes ... maybe that's part of it, too.
We do 2 loads of clothing and 1 load of non-clothing (sheets, towels, family cloth, etc.) per week during the winter. During the warmer months it's pretty much 1 load of clothing and 1 load of non-clothing/week.
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We are a family of 4, with both kids out of diapers but still with weekly accidents. My/kids' clothes get run twice a week, DH's about every week and a half. We use no paper towels or napkins in the kitchen, just cloth. I wash those things along with bath and hand towels at least once a week, but I tend to slack off on sheets so they get done less often. I hate to think about how much less often...
It's funny b/c I started Flylady pre-kids and thought her one-a-day laundry load was insane. How could people have that much laundry??? I wondered. Were they washing only 2-3 things at a time? Now I know.
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I wash every 2nd day (I have a large machine now, but with my old machine I would have had to wash every day). When I was doing cloth diapers I'd do an extra 3 loads a week (had enough to wash every 2nd day).
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