How Often You Really Need to Wash Every Item in Your Closet

Guidelines for everything from pajamas to jeans.

Admit it: You’ve gone a little too long without washing some of your everyday, go-to clothes (think jeans, bras and t-shirts). But, um, how long exactly is too long? Here’s how to tell, in one easy-to-follow chart from Real Simple’s brand-new book.

How often should I wash this?

Excerpted from The Real Simple Guide to Real Life: Adulthood Made Easy. Copyright © 2015 Time Inc. All rights reserved.

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