How many wears before you need to wash your clothes

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We all wash our clothes to keep ourselves and our clothes smelling so fresh and oh-so-clean, but there is such a thing as too much washing and too little. There are downsides to both extremes: laundering your clothes more than you need to can shorten their lifespan and wear them out quickly, but washing too rarely can be unhygienic and cause a lot of icky bacteria growth. Here’s a general guide to follow:

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Reusing old Socks

[Updated: January 2019]

Whether you lost a matching sock, or they are getting holes, or the fabric is getting thinner and thinner… whatever the reason is… there are many ways to reuse old socks that are not even in good conditions to be fixed or to give them away to someone actually needs them. Of course if they are fix-able please fix them… and give them away if you don’t want them anymore. try not to waste. Let’s try to reduce our contribution to landfills. Here are just some ideas:

Creative Ways to Repurpose old/lonely Socks | ecogreenlove
Cushion made of lonely Socks by Malena Skote (tutorial here)
Creative Ways to Repurpose old Socks | ecogreenlove
DIY Reusable Rice Heating Pad with socks
Reusing old Socks | ecogreenlove
Cut the toe section out and use your sock tube as a travel coffee mug cozy.

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