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to have worn the same jeans for 4 days running...

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smokinaces Sat 03-Oct-09 18:51:18

...and wondering if I can get away with wearing them again tomorrow.

I have hardly any clothes that fit (recently lost 2 stone and cant afford much new) and my 6 year old Levis finally fit. My first day off work (Wed) I wore them - they have no dirty marks or stains on them, and I have worn them every day since without washing them. Am now wondering if I can get away with wearing them tomorrow, before work Monday. Its horrible washing/drying weather at the moment, so surely if they are cleanish I can get away with wearing them?!


NorbertDentressangle Sat 03-Oct-09 18:52:51

Do they pass the sniff test ? wink

Hando Sat 03-Oct-09 18:53:15

YANBU but you are being a bit ewwww! grin

I wear stuff once then it goes in the wash. Unless it was just for a few hours or if it's a cardigan which gets worn twice then washed.

RupertTheBear Sat 03-Oct-09 18:53:47

OMG I wear my jeans for weeks days without washing. Am I a complete slattern? What is an acceptable time to wear them for??

uberalice Sat 03-Oct-09 18:53:55

If they have no marks and don't smell, they're clean. Honestly, don't wash more than you have to - it wears clothes out faster and is a waste of energy / effort.

fannybanjo Sat 03-Oct-09 18:53:56

As long as the crotch doesn't stink of fish you will be okay. wink

RupertTheBear Sat 03-Oct-09 18:54:48

Once?? Really?? I feel awful now!

ABetaDad Sat 03-Oct-09 18:55:35

Wore the same pair for 2 weeks recently while moving house. Had also lost a lot of weight so struggling to find anything to wear.

Not as a general rule that long. Four days does not seem so bad.

smokinaces Sat 03-Oct-09 18:56:06

ha ha ha - no, crutch definately doesnt smell!

I cant get away with wearing tops for more than one day, but somehow round two young children my jeans have stayed clean - and still smell of Bold 2in1 grin

am glad I'm not the only one who thinks jeans can last this long.....

traceybath Sat 03-Oct-09 18:56:07

Sorry but yabu - 2 days for jeans and then in the wash.

roisin Sat 03-Oct-09 18:57:38

Once? shock
I wear T-shirts and blouses just once, and underwear of course.
But I wear trousers for days at a stretch, unless I'm really messy and spill something on them.

My trousers don't get smelly at all.

fannybanjo Sat 03-Oct-09 18:57:43

I try and wear an apron (very Bree Van de Camp) when I am at home with the kids because it does protect my clothes but other than jeans, the majority of my clothes get washed after one wear. With 3 DDs (2 under 2), I am minging by 10am 7pm. Jeans though I tend to wear around 2/3 times then wash them. As long as they look clean I prefer the feel of jeans when they are a bit worn in.

bibbitybobbityCAT Sat 03-Oct-09 18:58:02

Well, fanny said what we were all thinking, didn't she?

Of course yanbu for wearing a pair of jeans for 4 days running. YA not at all BU.

Otoh, I cannot help but feel extremely judgey about the people who wash all their clothes after one wear. Undies, socks, shirts, and tops that go right next to the armpits can be washed after one wear. Everything else can and should be worn again IMVHO.

FlyMeToDunoon Sat 03-Oct-09 18:58:11

I check for stains and sagginess and if ok then they go on again.
Too much washing- very bad for the environment don't you know.

PeedOffWithNits Sat 03-Oct-09 19:00:53

shock not at you OP, but at those who wash everything after one wear. How do they manage it, I always have plenty of washing as it is, and as for the elec bills and the environmental impact - so wrong

minko Sat 03-Oct-09 19:01:31

Jeez - think of the environment you crazy ladies! One wear and you wash jeans?! They'll be faded and falling apart in a month. Jeans are supposed to hard-wearing. Sniff and stain test more than sufficient. I wear mine for about a week at a time!

minko Sat 03-Oct-09 19:02:22

Ooo, cross post of environmental lentil munchers there!

fannybanjo Sat 03-Oct-09 19:02:59

PeedOff - I agree re environment etc but with milk stains and food odours from cooking for 3 children, my clothes would look positively rank if I wore them more than once. If I have had a particularly clean day though I always wear the same outfit the next day.

lou33 Sat 03-Oct-09 19:03:08

i wear my jeans for about a week before washing them, they definitely dont stink

jeans are meant to be durable and hardwearing

ChasingSquirrels Sat 03-Oct-09 19:03:40

I wear jeans for upto a week before washing probably - unless they are obviously dirty or stained.

Hassled Sat 03-Oct-09 19:08:40

Isn't there a song about this?

horrifido Sat 03-Oct-09 19:20:01

smell the gussett and see if any mings they need washed now!

FourArms Sat 03-Oct-09 19:32:05

My housemate at uni only ever used to wash her jeans once a semester.. so about three or four times a year shock

I wash mine when dirty, whenever that might be.. which can be an hour or a week! Usually a few days though!

NightShoe Sat 03-Oct-09 19:38:40

YANBU, why wash if you don't need to? There is a label in the back of my jeans that says "If I'm not dirty, then wash at 30!" and I object to the jolly personification of my jeans who are instructing me to wash after every wear. I want a pair that say "Check for stains in any obvious areas then sniff crotch area. If nothing too offensive then just sling me over the back of the chair until tomorrow and that will save you washing and ironing me! If unsure on the sniff test, then abit of febreeze should do it for another day."

scroobiuspirate Sat 03-Oct-09 19:42:18

as long as they pas the crutch test you be reet.

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