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Beginning to think I wash stuff too often.

How often do you:

a. dry clean work trousers / jacket

b. wash duvets (further question: is there a limit on how long you keep duvet/pillows)

c. wash jeans

d. wash cycling gloves (a bit specialist that one)

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I had 'flu a few months back and, because the weather has been so cold, I have not looked at my duvet too closely. Just went to put a new duvet cover on it and there is a big yellow sweat stain in the basic outline of a person on my duvet.

Obviously when I had 'flu and was sweating with a temperature for a week I wrecked my duvet. Now I am wondering whether to take it to the launderette down the road, who charge about £15 to wash a duvet in their big machine, or whether it is just worth waiting for a blue cross sale at debenhams and buying a new one.

I am not convinced that the launderette will actually clean the duvet. See - I am as fecked up as you are :lol: so the £12 might be better spend on a new duvet instead of trying to rescue this one.

I tend to wash things when they are dirty as opposed to washing them for the sake of washing them or because I think it is overdue for something to be washed.

Cycling gloves get washed on hot summer days when they can dry quickly on the washing line. Trousers, such as jeans, I tend to try and spot wash a stain rather than do the whole wash.

I think you can wash too often - both yourself and clothing - and just need to realise that washing too much is the road to OCD.

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maybe you died and its not a sweat stain, but the SoCo outline of the crime scene.

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Beginning to think I wash stuff too often.

How often do you:

a. dry clean work trousers / jacket

b. wash duvets (further question: is there a limit on how long you keep duvet/pillows)

c. wash jeans

d. wash cycling gloves (a bit specialist that one)

Washing stuff often costs money and also wrecks clothes faster.

But how often you should wash stuff depends on a whole load of things. Some people sweat a lot. Some people work on their own. Some people work in dirty environments. Some people shower a lot, and some people don't.

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a. dry clean work trousers / jacket

b. wash duvets (further question: is there a limit on how long you keep duvet/pillows)

c. wash jeans

d. wash cycling gloves (a bit specialist that one)

a. Don't have such clothes.

b. When the cat has been sick on them.

c. when they need it.

d. don't have them.

Most people are OCD about washing themselves and clothes. Really bad for the environment to wear light colours.

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maybe you died and its not a sweat stain, but the SoCo outline of the crime scene.

It is of course the Shroud of Swansea.

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Will guarantee miraculous local house prices!

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Don't have anything to dry clean (well, the suit but that only gets worn about once a year, although could do with drycleaning).

I usually wash jeans after wearing them for a weekend because they've probably got a bit grubby by then, at least if I've been out.

Bedding gets washed whenever I feel it needs washing and get around to it. I've no idea how often that is to be honest.

I don't have any cycling gloves.

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Jeans when dirty, they always get muddy before they get pongy.

I've not washed my cycling gloves. It hadn't crossed my mind to do so as they're all manmade fibres.

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Never washed a duvet (!), but wash bedding regularly, sheet and pillowcases every week and duvet cover every two (although this is due to the Mrs insisting on it, I'd probably be a bit more lax...).

Wash all pants/socks/shirts/t-shirts after one wear (doesn't everyone?!) but only wash trousers every three to five wears or when they look dirty. Woollen jumpers are spot-cleaned and aired when necessary and rotated frequently, but rarely washed. Jeans are washed even more infrequently, mostly to preserve their colour. I think I probably went 4 months without washing for one pair.... :ph34r:

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Most people are OCD about washing themselves and clothes. Really bad for the environment to wear light colours.

:ph34r:

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Has anybody ever washed a sleeping bag?

Quite a few, in a bath mostly

Nikwax do a proprietary cleaner for down fillings and it works well.

I've got an ancient fibre pile sleeping bag that you can abuse pretty much any way you fancy and it'd still come out laughing at you for being a Southern lightweight.

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Beginning to think I wash stuff too often.

How often do you:

a. dry clean work trousers / jacket

b. wash duvets (further question: is there a limit on how long you keep duvet/pillows)

c. wash jeans

d. wash cycling gloves (a bit specialist that one)

a.Don't know - ask Mrs XYY

b.See above

c.See above

d. See above

XYY

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I do one load of washing a week for me and my daughter. 70% of that is her school uniform. Never dry cleaned anything in my life. I wear the same jeans for weeks. Yes, they are filthy. I live out in the stix and run a forge and wood shop so clothes have a short and violent life. I don't know how to look smart and tidy. I've tried but feel very uncomfortable and normally revert to grubby within a few hours.

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Never washed a duvet. Have done bike gloves - generally after summer when they start to smell.

All the rest just when they start to get a bit of a smell to them.

I don't sweat a lot so only the pants socks etc get done after one wear.

The rest just depends. Do a wash every 7-10 days. Long as i have that number of pants socks and t-shirts.

Sorted.

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Has anybody ever washed a sleeping bag?

Finally, something I have washed.

I have

yes it was never the same again.

Quite a few, in a bath mostly

Nikwax do a proprietary cleaner for down fillings and it works well.

I've got an ancient fibre pile sleeping bag that you can abuse pretty much any way you fancy and it'd still come out laughing at you for being a Southern lightweight.

All right ... all right ... but apart from LiveinHope and motch and SarahBell and Nuggets Mahoney and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order ... has anybody ever washed a sleeping bag?

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Never washed a duvet. Have done bike gloves - generally after summer when they start to smell.

All the rest just when they start to get a bit of a smell to them.

I don't sweat a lot so only the pants socks etc get done after one wear.

The rest just depends. Do a wash every 7-10 days. Long as i have that number of pants socks and t-shirts.

Sorted.

Same for me. Some people call you filthy if you wear the same gym gear twice, but I don't sweat and when I do my sweat doesn't smell, so what is the point of washing it again and again ?

I estimate I can wear my gym stuff for a whole week without it smelling too bad. Much more than that and yes, it needs a wash. Pants and socks being the exception of course. They really do smell nasty if you dont change them every day.

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I've just washed a duvet! :blink:

I think it's very disappointing, when you stay with people and are handed a duvet that looks like a used tea bag. :blink:

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Same for me. Some people call you filthy if you wear the same gym gear twice, but I don't sweat and when I do my sweat doesn't smell, so what is the point of washing it again and again ?

I estimate I can wear my gym stuff for a whole week without it smelling too bad. Much more than that and yes, it needs a wash. Pants and socks being the exception of course. They really do smell nasty if you dont change them every day.

I am similar. I wear the same running top for a fair few days in a row.

Once it starts to smell is when it gets cleaned. Don't see the point of it smelling like flowers for me to run up a hill on my Todd. Doubt the cows will care !

I have a pal who would also always wash before heading onto the slopes - even though he had showered the night before :blink:

I just don't understand it - unless you are unfortunate to just reek after the mildest exersion of course.

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