How many times do you wear your jeans before washing? - Page 2 - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: Pick the "average" number in any given week
1 8 3.81%
2 36 17.14%
3 72 34.29%
4 32 15.24%
5 31 14.76%
6 7 3.33%
7 or more 24 11.43%
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:58 PM
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About 3.

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Old 12-13-2007, 08:32 PM
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I voted "3" but would wear them longer but 3 seems to be as long as I can go before my I/my toddler spills on me or he wipes his hands/nose/mouth on them!
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by binkin View Post
Um... too many

I actually don't own a pair that fit right now but normally I'd let them go a week's worth of wearings. I consider them to be kind of outer clothes like a sweater for some reason.
A week is my unofficial goal, but I put 5 in the poll. I'd wear them longer, but a week is about as long as we can reasonably go between laundry days unless we want to take up doing commando and to be realistic, getting through 5 days of wearings without spilling something on my pants would take divine intervention for me, these days.

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Old 12-13-2007, 08:57 PM
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I don't go out much or, well....ever so I usually get about 10-14 wears before I wash them.

If they get gross, however, I will wash them.

When we own our own washer, I'll probably wash them more, but not a lot.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:00 PM
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I voted 5 but if they get something spilled, slimed, or whatever on them it will be sooner than that.

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About 2. Sometimes more if I can get away with it.
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My fashionista friend is really into Nudie Jeans and he washes them EVERY 6 MONTHS!
I would hazard a guess he doesn't have kids.

My exception where I wash almost immediately is when I've been out all day in the garden/mud planting (and end up with mud running down my cleavage along with mud caked up to my knees) or mowing straw for said garden. If you've ever had straw or wheat chaff in your underwear, you're not alone. Or when the kids go decide to eat and roll around in the dirt/mud. At least they're happy about it.

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I re-wear almost anything but undies! Jeans I only go out in and so I only have those on a few hours at a time. So these get washed after I've worn them about 5 times. Work clothes, I work retail in usually 6 hour shifts...they're "business casual" type clothes, and get re-worn after wearing them about 2-3 times depending on just what it is. Around the house its cotton t-shirts and shorts/pj pants and those usually get worn twice as well. Once I wear something, I hang it up in the theory is that its airing out! Granted I also use this line when I haven't made my bed right away...that needs to air out too!
I've always done this...saves time and money as I'm doing less laundry. I always figured it made my clothes last longer and less fading.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:47 PM
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I haven't had jeans for about 15 years :.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:55 PM
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I don't wear jeans, but I do have 2-4 skirts that I rotate, and my routine at night is to put my skirt back into the closet when I put my other clothes into the hamper. I wash a skirt when I drop food on it or otherwise get it dirty, or if it just starts to look "grungy"

I can't re-wear blouses because they get armpit stink on them- but sweaters (that I wear OVER blouses) get washed maybe once a month? Socks, undies, and bras need to be washed after each wearing (occasionally I can wear a bra twice.)

So I can't answer your poll, because I don't know how many wearings my skirts and jumpers get before washing, and I don't wear the same ones daily before washing.

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Old 12-17-2007, 04:26 PM
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I put two as my average but I'll wear them more than that if they have visible dirt but not smelly dirt, KWIM? Besides, I change for work around 4PM, so they don't get a full days wear in anyway. And with my DC, there is always something getting spilled or wiped on me!
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:07 PM
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