If you have a pile of clothes growing in the corner of your room that you keep meaningto take to the dry cleaners, listen up: Not every “dry clean only” garment needs to be professionally washed after every single wear. Whew. Talk about good news for your wallet and your time.
In fact, most items can go three wears before being tossed into your dirty clothes hamper, while bedding and jackets can go months. To determine what you should be tackling and how often, follow our handy check-list. Then, why not keep track of how often you should wash the rest of your laundry and clean everything else in your home while you’re at it?