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Post# 927575   3/18/2017 at 09:12 (461 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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a curious questionnaire.....and although we all mostly do laundry weekly....

but how many 'days on hand' could you go without doing laundry before running out of clothes?

2 weeks:
business/work casual
dress shirts

30 days:
jeans and rugged wear
towels and hand towels

90 days or more:
regular T-shirts, printed

I have 4 sets of sheets for each bed, so if I change them once a week, I could go for about a month.....

granted if I waited until I ran out, that would be one heck of a pile to start washing, and would probably take me two days to catch up and put it all away...folding takes the longest!

Post# 927592 , Reply# 1   3/18/2017 at 13:29 (461 days old) by super32 (Blackstone Massachusetts)        
and i thought it was just me

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Personally i could go about 6 weeks on clothes, 90 days or so on towels, 12 weeks on sheets. The only exception is gym clothes. My husband on the other hand can only go 2 weeks on clothes. I usually do his laundry once a week. I usually wait until i run out of a particular item/category then i will fire up a couple of machines and get it done. Now the 90 days on towels? im not sure exactly how many we have but a closet with 3 shelves of nothing but towels and few reserve in the master bath. When its time to do towels its about 11-12 XL loads. But then again thats the fun of our hobby.

Post# 927593 , Reply# 2   3/18/2017 at 13:32 (461 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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business casual/work

3+ weeks winter/3+ weeks summer

slacks 4 weeks


casual/around the house

winter 2-6 weeks, depending on how cold/summer 2-3 weeks


jeans 1-2 weeks


sheets--5 sets summer/3 sets winter


towels--2 to 4 weeks for winter and 2 to 4 weeks for summer


underwear & t-shirts 3 weeks


dress sox 3 weeks and casual sox 2 weeks



2-3 weeks winter and 2-4 weeks summer


 Summer differentiates from winter by lighter colors in summer and darker colors in winter. 

Post# 927608 , Reply# 3   3/18/2017 at 16:27 (461 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

We can go without doing laundry for at the very least 6 weeks.

And I've been running behind 4 weeks sometimes, depending on scheduling and other things.

To be honest, I'd rather do smaller loads once a week, because like Yogi said, folding/putting away is the bottleneck more or less -- at the very least, it's the part that I procrastinate the longest.

There have been times that we just got dressed in the basement, where the clothes that were on hangers were, right next to two big baskets of socks and underwear (lights and darks), and never actually folded and/or brought stuff up to the bedrooms.

When we are good dealing with laundry, we're really good and it feels nice. When we're lazy, eh, not so bad, nobody suffers, but it's not my proudest moment, to be honest.

   -- Paulo.

Post# 927645 , Reply# 4   3/18/2017 at 18:26 (461 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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No idea how many days I could go without doing laundry. Well, if I don't do it regularly, I'm out in the laundry room, sitting by the washer, shaking from withdrawal symptoms. LOL


The amount of time that I could go without running out of stuff to use, however, is variable depending on current life circumstances. With sheets, for example, I'm only using one set now because it's warmer. And so the number of weeks hinges on whether I wash them up every week like happened when I was young, I wait a couple of weeks, or I decide to leave them on the bed until the paint the ceiling warps from the smell of the sheets when I pull the covers back. In summer, I could go longer since I have more sheets, although in practice, I wash sheets every time I change sheets. (I line dry, with the aim of getting them off the line and onto the bed before the fresh outdoor scent fades.) But I use different sheets, and the old sheets may sit a week or two before being washed.


Likewise, with towels, I could probably count...but the towels getting changed rate varies. But it's probably no better than 1-2 weeks.


I'm currently doing clothes once a week typically. I could probably in an emergency go longer, however, but not to the point of going weeks and weeks.


One issue for me: I don't have a huge collection of clothing/towels/sheets. To a degree, it would be nice having a bigger collection so laundry is less essential. But...I feel like that means that I have to have more money invested initially, and it means more storage space is required. And also, while I like doing laundry, it would also probably mean at times when things are hectic that I'd get lazy and just let the mountain of dirty laundry pile up. I think it makes life easier if one keeps up with laundry, and it probably helps trying to get stuff washed as soon as possible after its been used (particularly stained clothing).

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