How often should you wash everything?

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How often should you wash everything?

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answered Jul 5 by 2021sucked (5,020 points)
Everything should be washed at least every few weeks to every month depending on what is needing washed.

An example of when to wash everything is.

Shirts and blouses: after 1-2 wearings.

Dress pants or slacks: after 2-3 wearings.

Jeans: after 4-5 wearings.

Sweaters: up to 6 wearings, if worn with an undershirt; 1-2 wearings if worn without an undershirt.

Give floors a good wash or steam once every couple of weeks.

You might want to wash your kitchen floors a little more often, due to food bacteria that can spread around.

Most people should wash their sheets once per week.

If you don't sleep on your mattress every day, you may be able to stretch this to once every two weeks or so.

Some people should wash their sheets even more often than once a week.

The clothes we wear to work or around the house can probably afford to go a few days between laundering especially if you work from home.

“If you're wearing something for a few hours, and not sweating, it's probably okay to wait 2 to 4 wears before washing.

Towels should be washed at least once per week.

It's best to swap your towels at least once per week or at least wash the towels once per week unless you want too do so more.

If you have more than one person using the towels it's best to keep a fresh towel in the bathroom for everyone.

Towels absorb a lot of water and remain damp for hours, which is the perfect breeding ground for unwanted germs.

That's why towels should be washed every three uses.

You have 19 million skin cells and 650 sweat glands in every inch of your body.

And one powerful tool keeps it all clean day after day: your bath towel.

Ultimately, though, when a towel's threads begin to pull or you notice a lingering odor, despite a careful wash it's time to toss it; you can expect body and hand towels to last between two to five years depending on their quality. Wash cloths, on the other hand, should be replaced every one or two years.

Most of the times, we leave towels in dark bathrooms where they could be exposed to disease-causing bacteria.

In a study, Charles Gerba, microbiologist, University of Arizona, found 90 per cent of bathroom towels to have been contaminated with coliform bacteria while 14 per cent of them were found to carry E coli.

I change my towels at least once per week and I always have a fresh new towel available for everyone who showers although it's okay to use the same towel I don't like using the same towel that someone else used after I shower.

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