When I was in college, I got to travel to Russia for a week. I was shocked to see the administrators at the college I visited and the wealthy hosts I spent time with wear the same outfit more than once! Since then I’ve spent about 2 months travelling Europe (I’m a very lucky lady!) and noticed the same thing there. Granted, they don’t have (what my German brother-in-law calls) an “American nose” and sometimes took things to a ripe level.
Let’s find some middle ground and SAVE WATER while we’re at it! I was flipping through the current issue of Real Simple and was tickled pink to discover this article: When to Wash It: The Summer Edition.
Click on the above link for the detailed article, but here’s a quick run-down for those of you who are too lazy (or busy!) to do that J
HOW OFTEN TO WASH:
Bras: after 3-4 wears
Jeans: after 4-5 wears (clearly this doesn’t account for all the baby goo that comes with the territory of having a less than one-year old!)
Dress Pants: after 4-5 wears
Jackets and Blazers: after 5-6 wears (better yet, stop wearing them… it’s SUMMER!)
Khaki Shorts and Pants: after 2-3 wears
PJs: after 3-4 wears
Skirts: after 4-5 wears
Swimsuits: after EVERY wear
Tops and Dresses: after 1-3 wears
T-shirts, Tanks & Camisoles: after EVERY wear (I’m gonna pretend I never heard that. I follow the “sniff” test on these items.)