I recently joined a Facebook forum on all things frugal, but have abandoned it already. It was popular but there wasn’t a nice ‘atmosphere’! Too much squabbling and back biting. I thought there would be lots of like minded souls but there were just lots of people who knew better.
An interesting topic and the only one I got involved in was around how many times people wore their clothes before washing them. I was surprised at some of the responses amongst people claiming to be frugal folk, with many saying they wore them just once and lots of comments made about germs.
I used to sling everything in the wash bin after one wear without thinking about it. Now I rarely do that. I don’t work as a labourer, I work in an office. If I haven’t broken a sweat or spilled anything down myself I will usually wear it again. I am a very healthy person and don’t seem to suffer from all the ‘germs’ I am carrying around. The toughest part is persuading the girls to do the same, although I have nagged them out of putting things in the laundry after a few hours!
It makes perfect sense to me. If you wash clothes less frequently you save time and money on water and energy. Your clothes last longer and don’t fade so quickly. You don’t have to iron as much!
One lady even accused those of us who agreed with my view point of being ‘skanky’ and acting like tramps. A trifle unnecessary I thought!
She would have kittens here. I got out of the bath last night and DD3 jumped in! Saves on the hot water! 🙂