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What's your system for once-worn clothing?

I'm a very organized and neat person, but there is one thing with which I have long struggled, so I thought I'd pick the brains of the fashionistas here on the forum...

 

When you wear a top or pants once, or perhaps for just a little while and plan to wear them again before laundering, where do you put them? How do you distinguish them from the freshly laundered items, or don't you bother?

 

I'm not sure if I'm expressing this question clearly. Hopefully some of you will understand what I'm asking.

 

Thank you.

 

 

~ house cat ~
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Re: What's your system for once-worn clothing?

Flung over the exercize equipment, isn't that what everyone does lol.

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Re: What's your system for once-worn clothing?

I fold them neatly and leave on my dresser, or hang on my bedpost.  

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Re: What's your system for once-worn clothing?

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I am far from a fashionista, but here's what I used to do when I worked and wore something briefly with me barely moving around and no sweating, and wanted to wear again without washing it.  I used to hang it back up, with the hanger facing the other way than the other hangers in my closet.  Kind of backwards hanging, I guess you could say.

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Re: What's your system for once-worn clothing?

@PhilaLady1 

 

That's nothing short of genius.... which is probably why I never thought of it!

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Re: What's your system for once-worn clothing?


@PhilaLady1 wrote:

I am far from a fashionista, but here's what I used to do when I worked and wore something briefly with me barely moving around and no sweating, and wanted to wear again without washing it.  I used to hang it back up, with the hanger facing the other way than the other hangers in my closet.  Kind of backwards hanging, I guess you could say.


Thats a great idea!

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Re: What's your system for once-worn clothing?

I rarely wear tops twice.  Either it goes in the hamper or I hand wash it that night or the next morning.   When dry - back in the closet.  Casual cottons just go in the hamper.

 

Pants - I carefully put them on  the pants hanger and hang them separately on this over-the-door hanger rack.  

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Re: What's your system for once-worn clothing?

I put it back in the closet with all the other ready-to-wear clothing if it's still clean and neat.  Wearing it briefly does not taint it.

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Re: What's your system for once-worn clothing?

I hang "slightly-worn" clothing OUTSIDE for a while, and put them back on a clothes tree instead of in the closet.

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Re: What's your system for once-worn clothing?

I do as a previous poster mentioned and hang the item backwards.  I also use one of those cascading hangers that hold 5 items in the space of one hanger.  I'll hang a lightly used item there.