How Often You Should Wash Everything

Even if your household dubs Sunday as “laundry day,” it doesn’t mean that you should throw everything — clothes, towels, sheets, and so on — in the washing machine at once. It turns out some items should be washed more often than once a week, while others can go longer between washes (hey, small victories).

And really, when it comes to clothes, you should wash them based on the number of times you’ve worn them as opposed to the amount of time. Jeans, for example, should be washed every three wears. Household linens, towels, and bedding should follow a standard timeline — sheets and pillowcases should be washed once a week, for example.

Timing matters, but so does the cleaning method. Follow these best practices the next time you do laundry:

  • Separate clothes wisely: While separating lights and darks is a given, there are several other ways to divide clothing
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