How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.

How often do you send a shirt to laundry?

After wearing it one time
11
37%
After wearing it 2 times
4
13%
After wearing it about 3 - 5 times
10
33%
After wearing it 6 - 9 times
1
3%
More than 10 times
4
13%
 
Total votes : 30

How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:13 pm

Since we were having so much fun with the how often do you bathe thread, I thought I'd ask this one.

Here in the U.S., I think most people will send a shirt to laundry or dry cleaning after wearing it just one day. But if you don't get sweaty or dirty, does it really need to be washed or sent to the cleaners after wearing it one time?

For the purposes of this poll, it is not about a shirt you wear to the gym, but rather something you wear to school or work or around the house.
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:21 pm

Hi David,

Outside the US "sending the shirt to the laundry" would generally imply taking it to a cleaning company, rather than just washing it... Hmm... :thinking:

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:31 pm

mikenz66 wrote:Hi David,

Outside the US "sending the shirt to the laundry" would generally imply taking it to a cleaning company, rather than just washing it... Hmm... :thinking:


Hi Mike,

Okay to clarify for the non-Yanks, "sending to laundry" is for putting it in your laundry pile or machine at your home. :tongue:
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby Monkey Mind » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:04 pm

I bathe with my shirt on, so solving two problems at the same time. :tongue:
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as others are, so am I."
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby Reductor » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:11 pm

I wear pants and shirts for as long as they'll let me. ;)

Seriously, I get as much out of them as possible. Washing a garment after a single day seems an huge waste of resources. My wife disagrees and makes the kids wash everything after a single wear.

I suspect I am a minority up where I live.
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David2 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:17 am

It depends on what I am doing (how much I am sweating), and which people I meet. :tongue:
But most times, I try to wear shirts more than once.
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:24 am

Greetings,

For a shirt, it would be once.

For a t-shirt, sometimes I might wear one after getting home from work and then go on to wear it again the next day (so what's that, 1.5 days :tongue: ) ... especially in the cooler months.

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:01 am

What option do you choose if you wear it precisely 10 times before washing it?
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David2 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:18 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:What option do you choose if you wear it precisely 10 times before washing it?

There is also no option for people who don't wear clothes at all. :geek:
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby chownah » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:36 am

I live in Thailand and am a farmer....if I wore a shirt only until it was sweaty I would go through about 10 or 20 shirts a day.....maybe more. If its hot and humid outside and you start working then once you start that "dripping down your body" sweating and your shirt is drenched then if you change to a dry one it actually takes only a few minutes and your shirt will be drenched again.....and don't even talk about socks!!!....I wear rubber boots and often I am literally (literally as in "actually"...as in this is an accurate depiction of reality "literally") sloshing in my boots....from sweat only.....the nice thing is that when you sweat so much that your close are dripping then it tends to wash your shirts in your own sweat so if I wear a shirt for half a day (usuallly 2 or 3 hours work in hot weather) and then hang it up to dry and then wear it the next day after it dries overnite then I can go three or four days...maybe even five before the shirt starts to stink too much.....so I use two shirts every day and alternate them....if the weather is really humid, though, a shirt might not dry overnite so I increase the rotation to include three or four shirts depending on how long it takes them to dry.....this is my working shirt regimen....my relaxing shirt regimen is different....perhaps another time....
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby andre9999 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:14 pm

There's no option for "until it smells weird."
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby PeterB » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:18 pm

I frequently change shirts twice in a day.

Yes I know ..the cause of global warming is me. Me and my fussy ways.
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby altar » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:37 pm

regularly, maybe two times.... maybe more...i think more... and then there's other clothing. Edit again.. maybe just 2.
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:58 pm

Mawkish1983 wrote:What option do you choose if you wear it precisely 10 times before washing it?


Do you really count it that exactly? :D

If so, then I guess click the last one, "more than ten" which I guess should say "10 or more"
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:00 pm

David2 wrote:There is also no option for people who don't wear clothes at all. :geek:


I thought this was a Buddhist board, not a Jain one. We Buddhists like our clothes, at least I do. :mrgreen:

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby PeterB » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:22 pm

Either that or its a Buddhist monk and some one has photo-shopped out the thinkbubble which says..." now where the hell did I leave that robe "...
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:42 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:click the last one, "more than ten" which I guess should say "10 or more"
Oh no, I change my shirt daily.
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:45 pm

Mawkish1983 wrote:Oh no, I change my shirt daily.


So you change it, but do you put it in the laundry pile? Or just change it?

I change my shirt daily, but if it is not dirty, I won't put it for the wash and save it for another day. I try to conserve resources and also don't like the wear and tear of too many washings and ironings. Most clothes seem to last longer if they are not washed too much, nor too little, just the right amount (in my experience).
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:18 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:do you put it in the laundry pile? Or just change it?
Each shirt is worn for a whole day, then placed in the washing pile until there is enough clothing of the same colour to wash.
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:23 pm

Greetings David.

David N. Snyder wrote:I try to conserve resources and also don't like the wear and tear of too many washings and ironings.

If you happen to be using a tumble drier to dry your shirts (which for us here in Melbourne in Winter is a near necessity), I find that if you grab them hot out of the drier and hang them on coat hangers straight away, most shirts (depending on the material) don't actually need to be ironed.

Bonus. 8-)

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