1 in 3 People Only Wash These Once a Year, Survey Says

HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH THESE FREQUENTLY USED ITEMS IN YOUR HOME?

When it comes to cleaning, organization, and hygiene habits, you'd think it would be safe to say that most of us fall somewhere in the middle on a wide spectrum between obsessive and utterly unsanitary. But after seeing the results of a recent survey, we're not so sure. Hammonds, a U.K.-based furniture company, asked 2,000 adults about how often they washed various clothing and household items. Among the number of shocking revelations, arguably the biggest jaw-dropper was that 30 percent of respondents—or, one in three people—said they wash their bedsheets once a year or less. In other words, far less than the once a week that's recommended for "optimal cleanliness," as Aragona Giuseppe, MD, GP and medical advisor at Prescription Doctor, told Hammonds.

Curious to know what else people aren't washing enough? Read on to discover more items, including the most common one of all, people admit to washing once a year or less. And for some other shocking secrets people recently revealed about themselves, 50 Percent of People Prefer This Over Sex, Survey Says.

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Hoodies
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People who wash once a year or less: 13 percent

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Hats
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People who wash once a year or less: 14 percent

And for one thing you really shouldn't be washing, check out The One Body Part You Should Never Clean, According to Doctors

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Pants
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People who wash once a year or less: 14 percent

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Sweaters
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People who wash once a year or less: 15 percent

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Suits
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People who wash once a year or less: 17 percent

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Jeans
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People who wash once a year or less: 18 percent

And to find out how frequently you should be cleaning your denim, This Is How Often You Should Really Be Washing Your Jeans, Experts Say.

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Gloves
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People who wash once a year or less: 25 percent

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Scarves
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People who wash once a year or less: 28 percent

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Bedsheets
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People who wash once a year or less: 30 percent

And for more on what you should wash or toss more often than you do, here are 17 Gross Household Items You Should Replace More Often.

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Cushion covers
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People who wash once a year or less: 33 percent

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Blankets
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People who wash once a year or less: 36 percent

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Coats
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People who wash once a year or less: 38 percent

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