Here’s How Often You Should Wash All Your Clothes

No one enjoys doing laundry. It’s time-consuming, boring and can be expensive if you have to pay for a water bill or go to the laundromat. With that in mind, it can help to wash your clothes only when necessary. It might seem like the right thing to do to wash your outfits after every wear, but unless your clothes are soiled and sweaty, it’s not really necessary.

So how often should you wash all your garments? Insider pulled recommendations from the American Cleaning Institute and Real Simple to build this helpful chart below. Use this handy guide to help figure out when you need to do laundry.


Some items, like socks, underwear and T-shirts, should indeed be washed after every wear. Jeans and coats fall on the opposite end of the spectrum, as you are pretty safe to wear them numerous times before you wash.

What do you think? Do you agree with these recommendations?

The Way This Dad Dressed His Daughter For Daycare Is The Funniest Thing You’ll See All Day

As parents of two girls, and my husband and I have wildly different approaches to getting them dressed each morning. My approach is to find a cute, color-coordinated, weather-appropriate outfit. His approach? Reach into their drawers, grab whatever garments his hand touches first and throw them on at the speed of light. So what if the results are navy paired with black, or a shirt worn backwards. They’re dressed, aren’t they?

No doubt many parents can relate to the struggle of getting the kids dressed and out the door in the morning, which is why the wardrobe fail that’s been circulating the internet is so darn funny.

Imgur user Laureeadeline shared her story after picking up her daughter from daycare and noticing that she was wearing overalls with no shirt underneath. She assumed her baby’s shirt had suffered some sort of diaper fail at daycare until she exchanged texts with her husband. Only then did she learn that rather than a diaper fail, there had been a wardrobe fail, and her husband, Jeremy, had sent their sweet baby off to daycare that morning wearing nothing but overalls.

“Did you send Olivia to daycare without a shirt on?” she writes.

“Uh, I sent her with that thing on,” Jeremy responds.

“Overalls,” mom writes. “Supposed to wear a shirt with overalls.”

Read the full exchange for yourself and see if you don’t laugh out loud.


11 Laundry Hacks You Never Knew You Needed Until Now

Whats Up Moms shares a plethora of life hacks to make laundry easier, faster and less work. Here’s 6 that I personally found most useful. Be sure to watch the video for a few more.

1. Attach Old Toys To The Bottom Of A Laundry Hamper So It Easily Rolls

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2. Use Clear Dispensers For Mess-Free Detergent Dispensing

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3. Hang Clothes Hooks And A Towel Bar For Additional Storage

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4. Place A Pool Noodle Over Drying Rack Rods To Reduce Wrinkles

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5. In A Hurry? Toss In A Dry Towel In With Your Load For The First 15 Minutes To Dry Clothes Faster

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6. Out Of Dryer Sheets? Use A Ball Of Aluminum Foil Instead

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