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Coping with daily wardrobe & clothes changes

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • grunniegrunnie Forumite
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    Watching this post with interest - I use the "The Chair" method, with limited success:rotfl: hope I can learn something more useful!

    I also am a longtime fan of "the chair"
  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    Not sure how many posters on here are women but, if you think about it, men have traditionally been wearing suits regularly and wouldn't dream of having them cleaned daily. I'm the same with my jackets, skirts, trousers, dresses, coats etc.

    I think what's crucial is that we're clean underneath. I hang my clothes overnight to air them a bit before they go back in the wardrobe.

    The only things that get washed after one wear are knickers and anything I mess up by spilling something or doing a messy job.
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    Had another think about this since and decided the easiest method to deal with this (and keep my clothes in their appropriate categories/colours/etc) is to hang them overnight on that pulled-out section of my freestanding clothes rail (just a couple of items could be hung over doors - assuming the handles of clothes hangers are movable).

    Then put back into wardrobe and on rest of clothes rail with the hangers the wrong way round.

    So hangers the right way round (ie with open "hooks" at top pointing towards wall) when clean and hung the other way round (ie with "hook" at top pointing towards me) when lightly worn.
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  • suki1964suki1964 Forumite
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    I use the chair and hooks on the back of the bathroom and bedroom doors

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    Am reassured to read from this that quite a few us belong to the "Sluts R Us" brigade and that there will be no rush to nominate our immaculate bedrooms for display in "Homes & Gardens" :rotfl:
  • theoreticatheoretica Forumite
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    I upgraded my chair to a valet stand - given that I seldom got to sit on the chair, because of the clothes, it made more sense to have something designed to store clothes.
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  • PrimrosePrimrose Forumite
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    theoretica wrote: »
    I upgraded my chair to a valet stand - given that I seldom got to sit on the chair, because of the clothes, it made more sense to have something designed to store clothes.

    That makes a lot of sense, given that most bedroom chairs are often too cluttered with clothes to be able to sit on! I must Google and see what's available. Anybody have any suggestions as to what type of facilities on them they find most useful and which should be a predominate feature, ie trouser hanging rails, more than one coat hanger facility, etc?
  • Wednesday2000Wednesday2000 Forumite
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    I have 5 pets (one dog sheds fur a lot) so leggings, dresses and skirts get washed after one wear. Underwear only gets worn once, obviously.

    Cardigans I wear a few times before I wash them as they don't get as messy as my dog normally jumps up on my lap or legs!:D

    I just shake the cardigan down and hang it back up in the wardrobe at the end of the rail so I know I have worn it more than once.
  • EenymeenyEenymeeny Forumite
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    Outer clothes are dumped on a chair at night then folded the next day, making them look at bit tidier and preventing a Mount Dumpmore!Socks, underwear etc are placed into the linen basket when taken off.
    I put tops etc on hangers on an over the door hanger. I try to wear them again within a few days then they go into the wash. Trousers are hung over the back of the chair so they don't get too creased and are ready for re-wear! Not perfect but works quite well for me!
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    Simby wrote: »
    Wear once wash once is my motto.. if I put something on and wear it I wash it

    Only few exceptions coats .. dry clean or wash depending on material once a month.

    Hats scarfs once a week wash

    Leather gloves discard after 3 months
    This helps neither the garment nor the environment. Its not just the water and detergent, what I didn't think about previously was the obvious: the microfibres that enter the system. As for leather gloves, is there any reason that you can't turn them inside out and wash / air them?

    I have more than enough clothes to last me for the next 40+ years of my life (yes, seriously!) and knowing just how much resource goes into textile production now don't intend to buy any more, unless I expand or shrink significantly. This is what comes of buying into consumerism in my late twenties - early thirties. I was working so hard at the time that retail was my therapy :o

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