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What makes 7 kg of laundry

It’s the time again – your laundry basket is full and you are out of your clean undergarments. If you don’t have time to do your own laundry, hang dry your clothes and fold them neatly back to your cabinet, you can turn to a professional laundry care provider to assist you. Some cleaners have a min. 7 kg policy, though, so you will need to make sure your laundry meets that expectation.

Laundry Weight

Before you have your clothing laundered, you will want to check that you have enough for the min. 7 kg weight requirement.

So depending on the type of your garments, your 7 kg of laundry may include more or fewer items. For most people, 7 kg of laundry can include:

1. 2 Jeans (500g each)

2. 2 pants (500g each)

3. 5 T-shirt (180g each)

4. 5 men’s long sleeve Shirts (200g each)

5. 2 Towels (900g each)

6. 5 pairs of socks (5g each)

7. 5 underwear (5g each)

Good Rule of Thumb

So what is a good rule of thumb?

For a single person, her weekly laundry load is about 7 kg.

For a couple with no kids, their weekly laundry load will be about 10 – 12 kg.

For a family with 2 kids, their weekly laundry load is about 14 – 16 kg.

If you find counting items is a too tedious task, and you want to be highly precise the weigh of your laundry load, you could do follow these three simple steps:

Step 1: Weigh yourself on a bathroom scale.

Step 2: Weigh yourself on the same scale while holding your laundry.

Step 3: Subtract the difference in weight, the remaining weigh will be the weigh of your laundry.

Alternatively, you can also place your clothing in a laundry basket and weight that on your scale. Similarly, remember to measure and subtract the weight of the empty basket afterwards.

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