How Many Loads Of Laundry Can You Do In One Day?

How Many Loads Of Laundry Can You Do In One Day
woman in the laundry
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While a washing machine can wash 5 -11 times a day, a heavy user of laundry will probably only be able to wash once a day.

Most persons, though will only wash twice in a week.

For the sake of the article, we’ll assume we wash once a day.

If you follow the 85-90% washing machine fill capacity, then a 7kg washing machine will be filled with 6kg laundry.

Let’s break it down by sexes.

According to shippn.com a female’s wears weigh:

Mid-length dress0.5
Pants0.4
Jeans1
Skirt0.4
T-shirt0.18
Shirt0.25
Shorts0.3
Bra0.2
Underpants0.2
Autumn jacket2
Winter jacket3
Swimming suit0.7

While a man’s wear on average weigh

GarmentsWeight (kg)
Jeans1.7
T-shirts0.25
Shirts0.35
Windbreakers1.8
Pants0.8
Shorts0.5
Underpants0.3
Autumn jacket3
Winter jacket4
Windbreaker1.8

(NOTE: These estimates by Shippn are evaluated using heavy fabrics. The average user of cotton shirts and twill trousers will find the cloth weights above to be inaccurate as the average clothes are lighter than those mentioned above)

How Many Loads Of Laundry Can You Do In One Day?

A 6kg wash for a woman will comprise:

GarmentMultiplierWeight (kg)
1 Jeans11
1 T-shirts0.180.18
3 shirts3*0.250.75
2 Mid-length dress2*0.51
1 Pants0.40.4
1 Shorts0.30.3
1 Underpants0.20.2
1 Bra0.20.2
1 Autumn jacket22
TOTAL = 12 garments6.03KG

In a day, a woman will be able to wash 12 garments of 6kg, comprising of:

1 Jeans

1 T-shirts

3 shirts

2 Mid-length dress

1 Pants

1 Shorts

1 Underpants

1 Bra

1 Autumn jacket

A 6kg daily wash for a man will be different. His laundry will comprise:

GarmentMultiplierWeight (kg)
3 Jeans3*1.75.1
4 T-shirts4*0.251
4 Shirts4*0.351.4
2 Windbreakers2*1.83.6
3 Pants3*0.82.4
3 Shorts3*0.51.5
3 Underpants3*0.30.9
2 Autumn jacket2*36
2 Winter jacket2*48
TOTAL = 26 garments29.9KG

How Many Loads Of Laundry Can A Lady Do In One Week

How Many Loads Of Laundry Can You Do In One Day

If you wash 5 times a week, you’d have washed 30kg of clothes in one week. Going by the 30kg laundry a week analysis, a woman will be able to launder:

GarmentMultiplierWeight (kg)
5 Jeans5*15
5 T-shirts5*0.180.9
5 shirts5*0.251.25
5 Mid-length dress5*0.52.5
5 Pants5*0.42
5 Shorts5*0.31.5
5 Underpants5*0.21
4 Bra4*0.20.8
3 Autumn jacket3*26
3 Winter jacket3*39
TOTAL = 45 garments29.95KG

Using our 30kg daily limit as an example, an average woman will wash 45 garments in period of 5 wash cycles in one week:

5 Jeans

5 T-shirts

5 shirts

5 Mid-length dress

5 Pants

5 Shorts

5 Underpants

4 Bra

3 Autumn jacket

3 Winter jacket

How Many Loads Of Laundry Can A Man Do In One week

GarmentMultiplierWeight (kg)
3 Jeans3*1.75.1
4 T-shirts4*0.251
4 Shirts4*0.351.4
2 Windbreakers2*1.83.6
3 Pants3*0.82.4
3 Shorts3*0.51.5
3 Underpants3*0.30.9
2 Autumn jacket2*36
2 Winter jacket2*48
TOTAL = 26 garments29.9KG

A man on the other hand, will wash 26 garments in 5 different wash cycles in one week:

3 Jeans

4 T-shirts

4 Shirts

2 Windbreakers

3 Pants

3 Shorts

3 Underpants

2 Autumn jacket

2 Winter jacket

The 5 shirts 1kg rule

In an interview on PanasonicLive Youtube channel, the 5 shirts 1kg washer capacity technique was stated by a Panasonic representative. He states in part that, 5 shirts can be washed for every 1kg of washing machine capacity.

The rule is that if your washing machine is 8kg, for example, each of the 8kg can wash 5 shirts.

Meaning the 8kg can wash 

5* 8 shirts

Therefore an 8kg washing machine can wash 40 shirts at one go.

If you own an 8kg washing machine, and wash once each day, you’ll have washed

40 shirts * 7 days

40*7 + 280 shirts in  one week.

Going by this formular, we’ll give an alternate weekly washing capacity in a table.

This capacity will be based on washing machine capacity rather than the sex of the person washing.

5shirt-1kg washer capacity

Washer CapacityNumber of Shirts DailyNumber of  shirts weekly
6kg30420
7kg35490
8kg40560
9kg45630
10kg50700

Disadvantages of the 5shirts 1kg rule

How Many Loads Of Laundry Can You Do In One Day

This formular, though simple and easy to remember has a major flaw.

  1. It does not put into consideration, the fact that male and female shirts usually have different weight.
  2. People do not only shirts in a washing macihne.

But the rule can assist you when buying a machine, as you can do a rough calculation the spot in deciding how much clothes you can fit in a washer you’re planning to buy.

Conclusion

The decision on the capacity of washer to buy is important.

But is not the only factor to consider when deciding what washer choice to buy.

Other important factor to consider is:

  1. It’s power rating: The power rating of your washing machine can determine 
    1. how much electricity is consumes, 
    2. What solar panel can power it.
    3. And if it can be with a lower voltage.
  2. Water efficiency: There is a significant difference in waster consumed by high efficiency washer and regular washers or even top-loaders. If water is not a common commodity where you live, this is a major factor to consider when deciding what washing machine to purchase.

Washing machines are here to stay. They’re man’s best laundry assistant.

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