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bloodrose wrote

I shower every day I have to work since I work in an office and am expected a certain level of hygiene. On the weekends, I forgo the showers.Toilet flushing follows the mountain mantra "yellow is mellow, brown goes down". You didn't ask but you seem to be looking at water usage so laundry: with the exception of underwear and socks, I only wash my clothing if I got dirt/sweat/bodily fluids on them. And yes, I know skin cells flake, etc, but I really am spill prone so it happens enough to deal with it but not every time I wear an item.

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lookin4 wrote

shower every day ... work ... and am expected ...

And that certain level can't be maintained by using a washcloth regularly?

so laundry

Good point, thanks! Will add it to the original post. I only own a simple, yet small washing machine basically intended for use in community gardens or while camping. As it can not contain hold so many clothes, I drive to a self-service laundry in another neighborhood occasionally.

But maybe I will ask my neighbors if they would like to share their washing machine. Maybe thats more (eco-)logical not to support companies and connect. Does anyone know what is more efficient in terms of energy-usage?

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bloodrose wrote

And that certain level can't be maintained by using a washcloth regularly?

I don't think so. I was cursed with very greasy hair and skin. I really have to get under the water to fix that. I had tried to shower only every other day but it was too dirty-looking because of the grease and I got a talking-to about it.