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This One Chart Perfectly Breaks Down How Often You Should Wash Every Item Of Your Clothing

Let’s face it, doing laundry is really annoying. Who wants to wash clothes all day, every day? When you have a large family, having to not wash some clothes is a true blessing. Thanks to this handy guide from Buisness Insider, we now know that there are some articles of clothing we can go a bit longer without washing. As for your shirts, socks, and undies—you know the deal…wash those puppies. But your jeans and PJs? Wear ’em again, y’all!

T-shirts:

After every wear.

Socks:

After every wear.

Underwear:

After every wear.

Tights:

Handwash after every wear.

Bathing suit:

After every wear.

Workout clothes:

After every wear (even if you don’t get sweaty, you should, because you can get rashes/hives/breakouts if you don’t).

Whites and silks:

After every wear.

Dress shirts:

After 1-2 wears (if you wear an undershirt).

Blouses:

After 1-2 wears.

Bras:

Handwash after 2-3 wears.

Shorts:

After 2-3 wears.

Dresses:

After 1-3 wears–formal dresses dry clean after every wear.

Pajamas:

After 3-4 wears.

Suits:

After 3-4 wears for wool, after 4-5 wears for synthetic.

Skirts:

After 5-7 wears.

Sweatshirts:

After 6-7 wears.

Pants:

After a few wears (3-4).

Jeans:

As soon as they smell/you drop something on them.

Sweaters:

After 2-3 wears for cotton/silk/cashmere. After 5 wears for wool.

Hats/Scarves/Gloves:

3-5 times per season.

Shoes:

When they’re dirty.

Jackets/Coats:

1-2 times per season.

Business Insider

h/t Business Insider.