My kids sometimes wear an outfit two or three times before I wash it. Hey, if it doesn't smell and it's 98% clean, it goes back in the drawer or closet (Lila's clothes get laundered much more often than Olivia because she still gets food all over her - no matter how great/big the bib is). Why? Well, I hate doing laundry. Everyone knows this about me.
Secondly, I feel it's a waste of water and energy to wash clothes that aren't dirty. However, in all honesty, it has more to do with my hate of laundry. Most people I know, throw all worn clothes into the laundry basket once removed from child's body.
Often, the clothes get left in the dryer over-night and come out, obviously, wrinkled. I fold them (lazily) and place them in drawers in very little order (as in, socks and underwear in top drawer, next matching outfits, and everything else wherever it lands). If the girls decide to empty drawers, I just stuff them back in. Because, really, as long as they are "put away," I just don't care to refold. Later, I'll use Downy Wrinkle Release, sparingly, if we are going somewhere and they need to look like I do care, a least a little.
Dare to share your laundry secret?
Note: I will continue to post Dirty Little Secret's from time to time.