A NEW GUIDE revealing how often you should wash your clothes has divided opinion online.
The guidance on behalf of Which? was shared on the Facebook group Organise My Home UK where it sparked conversation among cleaning fanatics.
The advice states that underwear, workout gear and swimwear should be washed after every wear while t-shirts should be given a clean after 1-2 uses.
Bung dresses in the machine after every 1-3 wears and bras can be worn two or three times before they need to be added to the pile.
Sweatshirts can withstand up to six wears before they begin to pong and skirts up to seven.
The longest lasting items were unsurprisingly jeans which need a clean after a maximum of 10 wears.
But it was pyjamas that split opinion with Which? suggesting they can be reworn 3-4 times before they go in the laundry.
Group members were horrified with the majority agreeing that they put on a clean pair every night.
Commenting on the post, one wrote: “PJs fresh set every night!”
“Pjs are like underwear, why would you not wash them every day?” agreed another.
And one mum argued you should be washing everything everyday due to pandemic.
She wrote: “I wash everything after 1 wear, I take it off and it goes straight in the wash and even more so in covid times.
“If I go to the supermarket myself and my clothes are washed.”
Elsewhere others tried to encourage people to do less laundry for the sake of the environment.
“If I’m honest I wash if it’s dirty or smells” said another, adding, “There’s no need to wash after one wear unless it’s underwear. Save the planet people.”
In other cleaning news, this is how to use fruit and veg to clean.
And this mum got her tired sofa looking brand new using a shaver to remove lint balls.
Plus this cleaning fan got rid of the grim stains on her mattress with a £1.50 spray.
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