I’ve started wearing clothing like jeans, sweaters and leggings more than once before washing.
I might brag I’m doing it to prolong the life of my clothes, which really don’t get that dirty after one wearing.
I could say I’m doing it because I care about Mother Earth and the environmental impact caused by too-frequent laundering.
Or…I could be honest and admit I hate going to the Laundromat so much that my standards are slipping.
The last time I went, an elderly lady paused next to me as she wheeled a cartload of laundry by.
“I’m on a well,” she whispered.
“I’m only here because it was such a dry summer. The well’s so low I have to conserve water.”
I nodded as she waited for me to explain why I was using a public washing machine.
“I’m here because I married a man who wracked up debt with a secret internet shopping habit, and my life is topsy turvy while I struggle to extricate myself from his financial mess.”
“It was a dry summer,” I agreed.