Clothing Care 101: How many times do you wear clothes before washing?

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How many times have you gone to your closet, picked out an item, and asked yourself,  ‘Can I still wear this?  Is this fresh enough to wear again?’Women deciding what to wear2 People have asked and tried to answer that question in many ways. I used to hang my newly cleaned clothes towards the front of the closet and my lightly worn clothes towards the back.  But once I had a number of lightly worn clothes hanging in the closet it got pretty confusing.What to wear1 With a closet full of clothes that can take a couple of weeks or more to rotate through, how was I supposed to remember whether I wore the item once, three times, or not at all?   A clever friend told me that she would button her dress shirts to remember and count on the buttons how many times she wore the shirt between cleanings. Most people inspect their clothing to see that it looks clean.  After that some people smell their clothes.   But a clothing item could pass both tests and still need cleaning. Man washing clothes4 Not knowing how many times you wore an item between cleanings generally leads to over washing or under washing of your clothes. When it comes to washing or dry cleaning, many of us add additional clothing items to the wash just to be safe.What to waer2Also, not knowing and guessing what is still fresh enough to wear adds additional stress when trying to get ready in the morning.   MyClothingHelper solves this problem in a simple and inexpensive manner.   Without guessing you will know exactly what is available for each occasion whether you are going to the office, a special event, or working in the back yard. Carefree children running2You will be confident that you are washing all the clothes that need to be washed yet not over washing clothes that are still fresh enough to wear.

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Washing Clothes And Saving Resources

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There are clothing items that can be worn more than once between cleanings, obvious examples of this would be jackets, sweaters, pants, and dresses.  This is in contrast to clothing items that can only be worn once between cleanings. contruction workersIf you are a construction worker you probably are not going to get extended wear between cleanings.

If you work in an air-conditioned office there is a good chance you can get extended wear between cleanings, because this lightly worn clothing is still fresh enough to wear.

The Office - Season 9But depending on the type of use, most of us can get multiple wears out of many items hanging in our closets.       Like any other resource, clothing wear needs to be managed properly.  When you pour a fresh bottle of milk onto your cereal you don’t throw the rest away down the drain.   large milk being poured out

The milk will still be fresh for a number of days.  Many items in our wardrobes are still fresh like the milk; they can and should be used again.  Getting the full utilization out of our light worn clothing is important for proper clothing and resource management.   When you clean an item that doesn’t require cleaning you are wasting valuable resources, like pouring good milk down the drain.  Washing clothesYou are wasting the water that cleans your clothes, you are wasting the energy used to heat the water, the energy to dry your clothing, you are wasting detergents, the energy and the chemicals in dry cleaning, the added wear and tear on the appliances, the cost to you of paying for these resources, your time, and moreover, over-cleaning your lightly worn clothing will damage and reduce the life expectancy of your clothes.

These are all very good reasons to be aware of and properly manage your clothing wear. So how are you supposed to remember how many times you have worn the many items in your closet?  MyClothingHelper was invented to do just that.  No more guessing if it is still fresh enough to wear or if it should be cleaned.  MyClothingHelper is the simple and inexpensive way to manage your wardrobe.mchtriptych The MyClothingHelper Blog is dedicated to producing quality content on practical and fashionable living advice. If you liked this article, please take a minute to explore our website and visit the store page.

Reducing the Cost of Clothing Care

clothing careWashing, dry-cleaning, and maintaining your clothes can be expensive. Consider just one aspect; the energy needed to power your washer, dryer, and hot water heater. According to the California Energy Commission (CEC), the typical American household does nearly 400 loads of laundry per year, using about 40 gallons of water per load in a conventional washer. That’s about 16,000 gallons of water every year.

The good news is that we live in an innovative time for consumers who want to be cost and energy efficient. The CEC says washing machines on the market today can cut your energy use by as much as 70%.

Front-loading washing machines, previously seen almost exclusively in laundromats, are now available to the public and have proven to be a more energy efficient alternative to the traditional top-loading machine. Writing for About.com, blogger Mary Marlowe Leverette lays out the pros of using a front-loading machine:

“Front-loading machines typically use less water per load. A top loading washer uses three times as much water as front loaders, unless it is rated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s blue Energy Star rating. Both top and front-loading machines that have an Energy Star label use 30-percent less energy and 50-percent less water than other current models.”

Additionally, front-loading machines tumble clothes in an up and down motion that is similar to hand washing. Most top-loaders, however, cycle clothes in a circular motion causing more wear and tear and ultimately shorten the lifespan of your clothes.

If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably spent a lot of time, money, and thought building your wardrobe. It only makes sense that you should take steps to protect your investment. Using a front-loading washer is a great cost-conscious and earth-friendly way to preserve your clothing.

Another great way to protect your clothing investment is MyClothingHelper. Clothes are fragile. Constant washing and dry-cleaning will wear-out, misshape, and otherwise shorten the life of your clothes. MyClothingHelper prevents over-washing, helps to conserve energy, water, and extends the life of your clothes. Your clothes (and your wallet) will thank you.

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