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Old 11-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #11
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Bras for work-two days, bras that might get worn on my days off-3 days. Jeans can last a week. At home I tend to wander in nightgowns or pj's, holdover from working nights. I only get dressed when I may need to answer the door or I'm going out of the apartment.
I'm never caught with my pants off (in my bedtime outfit).
Last year I took some of the neighbor's mail over to her I got by mistake. She just flings the door open in a tiny pink nighty. Not that I minded, but it was 1:00 in the afternoon! Get off the couch and get some clothes on!
I like to stay dressed for anything until I'm in bed, then I dress when I get out of bed. I'm not one of those people that likes to scramble to get dressed to answer the door. And apparently neither was she
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:59 AM   #12
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If you saw me in my PJ's you wouldn't know they were my PJ's. T-shirts and lounge pants. There are no short, pink nighties in my repertoire... I'm a 100% cotton kinda girl. From neck to toes.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:13 PM   #13
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I too have problem with synthetics
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:46 PM   #14
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If you saw me in my PJ's you wouldn't know they were my PJ's. T-shirts and lounge pants. There are no short, pink nighties in my repertoire... I'm a 100% cotton kinda girl. From neck to toes.
I was born with my night clothes on. Lotsa blankets and a warm cat sleeping on me. Perfect!
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:49 PM   #15
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I hope you can relax a little.

Some of my life's experiences include living in the high desert in New Mexico, hauling every drop of water I used, and living through I don't know how many droughts here in southern Ohio. I changed my criteria during one of the droughts. My water usage depended on whether we would have to start to haul water for the holding tank, or not. My current practices are; shower daily, wash sheets and towels every two weeks, jeans every week unless heavily soiled, underpants and washcloths after every use, bras on an as needed basis which is usually every 4 days or sooner. I have a front loading washer and have to scramble to find enough for a load, because it holds about two loads worth of clothes that my old top loader would hold.

Decades ago I read an article in the magazine, Countryside and Small Stock Journal, on how much water, electricity and detergent could be saved if people wore nothing to bed and therefore had no pajamas to wash....just sayin'
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:52 PM   #16
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Decades ago I read an article in the magazine, Countryside and Small Stock Journal, on how much water, electricity and detergent could be saved if people wore nothing to bed and therefore had no pajamas to wash....just sayin'
Then there is the population boom...
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:19 PM   #17
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I can still hear my mother telling us to change our clothes and hang up your good clothes etc...

I have indoor clothes and outdoor clothes!

I get more than one day out of each but in my poor befuddled mind I figure I am only wearing each set the equivalent of one day.

I usually do two loads of laundry a week and that works most of the time.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:12 PM   #18
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I hope you can relax a little.

Some of my life's experiences include living in the high desert in New Mexico, hauling every drop of water I used, and living through I don't know how many droughts here in southern Ohio.
Been there; done that, but in rural Quebec, in the mountains. But I didn't have a washer, so I used a laundromat. Carrying water up that hill was bad enough without having to feed a washer. A little bit of hand laundry did get done.

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I changed my criteria during one of the droughts. My water usage depended on whether we would have to start to haul water for the holding tank, or not. My current practices are; shower daily, wash sheets and towels every two weeks, jeans every week unless heavily soiled, underpants and washcloths after every use, bras on an as needed basis which is usually every 4 days or sooner. I have a front loading washer and have to scramble to find enough for a load, because it holds about two loads worth of clothes that my old top loader would hold.
My front loader adjusts the amount of water to the amount of laundry. So, I can do tiny loads of laundry without wasting water. You should check if yours does.

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Decades ago I read an article in the magazine, Countryside and Small Stock Journal, on how much water, electricity and detergent could be saved if people wore nothing to bed and therefore had no pajamas to wash....just sayin'
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:49 PM   #19
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I, too, find myself with tons of laundry for a small household (2 of us). It doesn't help that what I have in my house is an over-and-under, apartment size washer and dryer. So I'm constantly washing.

I won't say that I wash from the skin out, every day. On the other hand, I do go to a gym or exercise class, and walk a lot. It isn't unusual for me to wear (and wash) more than one pair of panties/bras a day, especially in the summer. AND I'm a very sloppy cook. I keep trying, trying, trying to remember to put on an apron. Friends, relatives, and husband keep buying me them, and I keep forgetting to put them on. So when having company I'm cooking for, I need to change before they arrive.

I'm also a woman who sweats. I mean, really seriously sweats.

So ... lots of laundry.

On the other hand, I go out at least once a week for drinks and dinner with friends, and those clothes have only been worn for a few hours.

For the latter, a very, very good trick is to buy some fabric refreshing spray (febreeze, dryell), and the next morning give your outer clothing & bra a good spray and toss in the dryer on very low (or even no) heat for a few minutes. Immediately remove and place on a hanger. Now that IL no longer allows smoking in bars/restaurants, this is enough (forget it a few years ago, I'd feel like jumping in the shower, clothes and all when I got home!).

This also works if your jeans aren't dirty, but have "knees" or "fanny" in them (will re-shape them and freshen the smell). If you have a pet that sheds, this also will remove some of the hair from dark clothing (don't need heat at all, just tumble).

Most days I wear 3 or more changes of clothes. Most get washed. But (a) hanging your clothes when you take them off (even things you normally fold) and (b) the dryer trick can reduce your overall laundry load.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:00 PM   #20
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We have a well and septic. So theoretically, the water comes into the house, and goes back into the ground as it passes through the septic system. And, I wash clothes only using cold water. Fortunately, we have deep wells and have never had one go dry. Hot water, that's another story. The hot water heater is turned off during peak electricity usage hours, so showers and other hot water requirements have to be taken between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. I usually only leave the tank on for 45-60 minutes and then turn it back off. There's usually enough hot water to take a shower and handwash the dishes. The dishwasher (yeah!) has to wait until the weekend when I turn the hot water heater on Friday evenings and leave it on until Sunday evening.

Dr. Oz had a segment on today re: body shaping undergarments. They need to be washed every day. I'll leave it at that.

And, I knew there was a reason for sleeping in the buff. But, I do keep something handy incase of fire, etc.
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