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RealSimple.com: The When-to-Wash-it Handbook

Jeans

How often you should wash them: After 4 to 5 wears.

What to know: Durable denim is excellent at masking dirt—which is a good thing, since overwashing can cause jeans to fade and fray. To keep yours looking like new (or “weathered” just the way you want them): Throw them in the washer inside out and use cold water. Avoiding the dryer will help retain color, too.

Exception to the rule: Take them for a spin cycle sooner if they stretch out. Or just toss them in the dryer for 10 minutes (but no more than that). Spandex-heavy “jeggings” (jean leggings) should be washed after every wear so the knees don’t bag.

(Photo: Aimee Miller)

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