Keeping clean is quite a necessity; everyone wants to make a good impression and live a hygienic lifestyle. So, you know you should shower every day, brush your teeth at least twice daily and probably wash your hair once or twice a week -maybe more if you have a greasy scalp. This of course changes based on needs. If you are active or sweat a lot, you will probably need more showers, and if you ate something with garlic or onions, you will likely need extra oral cleansing. Nonetheless, there are always certain other items we use every day that we may not necessarily know how often to wash. To make your life easier, here are a few suggestions on how often to wash your stuff (keeping in mind it may be more often after sweating):
Bras: After 3-4 wears.
You do not need to wash your bra after each time you wear it, plus you do not want to wear them out simply from over-washing. However, you should not wait too long either -boobs do sweat in those things.
Underwear and Socks: After every wear.
Privates and feet are sensitive areas. Clean underwear is essential for obvious reasons including to prevent any kind of irritation down there and for your overall health. As for socks, you know how stinky feet can get, plus you do not want to get foot fungus.
Jeans: After 6 wears.
Jeans can last up to 6 wears, maybe more, before you should wash them. Perhaps you like the nice tight fit and wouldn’t mind sticking them in the washer more often.
Pajamas: After 3 wears.
You are nice and clean for bed, so pajamas won’t get as easily dirty or sweaty as your day clothes, especially since you are not using them outside.
Bath Towel: After 3 uses.
Your bath towel is drying off a clean you, so it won’t get dirty so quick. However, you still want to make sure it’s fresh and clean from dust and germs.
Hand Towel: After 1-2 days.
Hand towels are used by you and anyone who used your kitchen sink or bathroom sink, so they need to be switched up more often. Unlike your bath towel after your shower, this towel is not necessarily as clean because you do not know if the hands they dried were washed thoroughly or even with soap.
Face Towel: After every use.
Face towels should be cleaned this often because you are drying the skin on your face which may not only be sensitive, but easily absorbs the dirt and oil residues from the towel. This especially goes more for people who break out often.
Wash Cloth: After every use.
Think about it, you use a wash cloth to cleanse your skin of the dirt it gathered, so you’re going to want a clean one each time.
Bed sheets: Every other week.
You take a shower, you should want to sleep in clean bed sheets, especially if you spend at least eight hours in them.
Pillow case: At least once every week.
Since you place your face on the pillow case, you should wash it more often than your sheets. You want to maintain your face and pores free from dirt and oil that will likely gather on your pillowcase, especially since your head and hair will be all over it while you sleep. If you are prone to acne, you may want to change or wash your pillowcase twice a week.