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How Often Should Your Clothes REALLY Be Washed?

All clothing is NOT created equal! You might have assumed that all articles of clothing need to be washed after each use. It may have even become a habit to throw all of your clothes in the hamper at the end of each day.

The truth of the matter is that each article of clothing is different, and should be washed after a certain amount of “wear”. You may be thinking to yourself, “what’s the big deal if I wash clothes more than I should?” So what if your clothing is cleaner than it should be, it’s better than the other way around, right? Not necessarily.

Over-washing can shorten the lifespan of your clothes greatly. Think of all the tossing and turning that each piece of clothing goes through after each wash: it’s a rough cycle that could wear them right out of commission. If you want to wear that old college tee to bed for years to come, follow this washing guide:


Dress Shirts/Polo Shirts/Tee Shirts

  • Every one to two wears.

Pants and Shorts

  • Every three to four wears.


  • Greatly debated, but the most agreed upon length of time between washes is five to six wears. (Levi Strauss and Co. suggests washing every six months!)


  • Every one to two wears.

Jackets and Blazers

  • Every five to six wears.


  • Every one to two months.


  • Every three to four wears.


  • Every three to four wears.


  • Every wear.


  • Every wear.


The key is finding the happy medium between cleanliness and longevity. What better place to find this medium than at Laundry Angels? We will even come to you to pick up your laundry so you don’t have to find time to come to us. Check your area code to see which days we pickup and drop off laundry in your area. Schedule your pickup, today!

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