Effect of Load Size on Wear & Tear?
Specifically concerning front load clothes washers:
How appreciable is the difference in wear & tear on clothes with regard to the size of the load being washed? I can imagine that a large load of clothes is really putting quite some weight & roughage on clothes that end up at the bottom of the heap, second by second, and that this could, over time, lead to accelerated wearing out of clothes. Socks, for example, I notice often stretch over time. Now that I'm on my own, I'd like to do things right and that means picking the right balance between energy efficiency, time efficiency, rate of wear on clothes, time & money spent shopping for clothes, etc. Seeing as that the variable I'm least familiar with is rate of wear on clothes as it relates to load size, I'm asking you fine folks for any clarity you might bring to a murky area of my understanding.