How Often You Need to Wash Everything

By Pierre Cinar In Clothes, Garment Care, Garment Care Tips, Household, Laundry Tips Posted September 8, 2020

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D0 you know how often you need to wash everything in your closet and in your household? Did you know that many garments do not need to be washed after every wearing? In fact, some items will hold up better and withstand the test of time with less frequent washings. That’s why it is so important to wash your clothing, as well as sheets, towels, etc. on the proper schedule. As with any guidelines, some rules are meant to be broken, such as when an item becomes stained or soiled, it would need to be treated for the stain and washed immediately. Below we’ve list a few basic guidelines on how often common garments should be washed.

How Often You Need to Wash Everything

After Every Wear:

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Swimsuits
  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops and camisoles
  • Tights and hosiery
  • Workout clothes
  • All whites and silks

Every 1-3 Wears:

  • Leggings and yoga pants
  • Dress tops
  • Sweaters
  • Dresses
  • Shorts and khakis

Every 3-4 Wears:

  • Bras
  • Jeans
  • Suits and blazers
  • Pajamas

Every 5-7 Wears:

  • Dress pants
  • Skirts
  • Cardigans and sweatshirts
  • Jackets


  • Winter coats and outerwear
    • -(1-2 times per season)
  • Hats, gloves, and scarves
    • -(3-4 times per season)

Common Household Items

Every Week:

  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Pillowcases
  • Bath Mats

Every Month:

  • Mattress Pad
  • Pillow Liners
  • Throw Rugs

Every 6 Months/Seasonally:

  • Pillows
  • Comforter
  • Blankets
  • Curtains
  • Fine Draperies
  • Area Rugs
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Patio Cushions

When washing all items, always read the care label, some items require special cleaning or are dry clean only. Many large household items such as draperies, blankets, comforters, blankets and pillows are also best handled by a professional dry cleaner. Large capacity as well as special drying and washing process help these oversize items maintain their shape and fabric integrity. View Cleaners offers many services see them all. 

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