Finishing up clothes

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

I've got a wardrobe, occasionally a floordrobe and then there's the pile of half worn clothes I don't know what to do with. My grandparents used to have these funny clothes prop things which they would hang up their clothes on, like a hanger for shirts/tops with an arm for trousers and presumably something for skirts. My parents had a chair on which they drape worn clothes.
Since I've moved out I've just folded piled items on the floor next to the bed which I admit is untidy at best but here's the main problem, I don't intend to put the same ones on the next day which means the pile does tend to grow and grow.
I ought to get a chair but a chair is for sitting in which would then annoy me if clothes are cluttering it up. There is no way I'm putting part worn clothes back in the wardrobe because at a later date I'm going to be really miffed if I take something out and it's not actually fresh.
Often they can spend weeks on the floor. I need to make a better habit of what to do with clothes.

This outfit was compiled of part worn clothes instead of wearing something I chose specifically. I wouldn't particularly choose this jumper and skirt together but wanted to 'use up' some items.
With jumpers they can take a few outings, often the same with a skirt but tops usually only get one outing before a wash so they're not a problem.
So my question is what does everyone else do? Surely you don't wash an entire outfit after a day's wear, or maybe you don't mind putting them back in the wardrobe, a pile on the floor, a full chair, a funny prop or maybe you wear them again the next day. I'm all at sea.

Advice please!

Take care,

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  1. Oh, interesting question!
    So, first, my aunt wears things only twice before washing them, she hangs them inside out in her wardrobe after the first wear so she knows they've been worn. This would annoy me though.
    I have a chair that just gets filled with worn items, I have no system for knowing how many times I've worn something - I rely on my memory but I think sometimes that fails me. I'd like to have a section of my wardrobe for worn items, but it's simply not big enough. What I should do is wear my outfits two/three days in a row, perhaps changing tops after one or two wears, but sometimes I just don't feel like wearing the same thing two days in a row, and sometimes the weather changes, or I need to be a bit smarter. So, good question! I do need a better system as I'd like to actually sit in the chair instead.

  2. It makes me so happy that you posted about this! Because I have EXACTLY the same problem!
    Right now, our old washing basket (we bought home one from Northumberland from my Father-in-Law's home) serves as my Half-worn receptacle. Except, it's got a bit out of hand and is totally full and spilling onto the floor behind it! CBC is absolutely infuriated by it but I get EXACTLY what you said about putting it away etc! This week I've been doing the same and rewearing things from the pile! The trouble is, with no sense of smell, I can't smell if they are getting smelly or not!x


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