Since I don't have immediate access to laundry facilities where I live, I go through boom and bust cycles of clean clothes availability. Recently, xkcd posted something about this:
Of course, the cycle is far faster (weeks and not months), and I (almost) never get to the last stage. I guess if you relabeled the chart "Forest-Living Grad-Student/Caretaker Laundry Habits".
This week is laundry week, so maybe that's why I have this on my mind.