What do you do with the clothes you wore today?

(119 Posts)
ILoveAFullFridge Fri 22-Nov-13 00:12:47

I put the day's underwear and shirts into the laundry basket every evening.

But what about trousers, skirts, dresses, leggings, sweaters, cardigans? What do you do with them?

I don't like to put clothes that have been worn back into the wardrobe, but OTOH I can't have them lying around cluttering up the bedroom.

ILoveAFullFridge Fri 22-Nov-13 00:13:48

BTW I'm talking about my things, not dc or dh.

Beaverfeaver Fri 22-Nov-13 03:15:12

Same issue here

At the moment they go on the floor waiting for me to wear them again

Not ideal

Thisisnotworking Fri 22-Nov-13 03:57:22

I have a chair in my bedroom for clothes that are still fit to wear but not for the wardrobe. So today's clothes go on there, might hang them outside to air or if they really are fresh I end up hanging them after all

MrsHoratioNelson Fri 22-Nov-13 03:58:36

It feels weird to just put them away, doesn't it? So they go on the ottoman/laundry basket in the end of our bed until I can't open it anymore then I tidy them eventually

DH huffs and puffs about not knowing whether they're clean or dirty, but IMHO its better than leaving them in a pile on the floor by the bed like he does hmm

Ledkr Fri 22-Nov-13 05:16:58

Why can't they go back in the wardrobe?

Twinklestarstwinklestars Fri 22-Nov-13 05:56:31

Everything gets washed as I'm usually covered in mud/snot/paint/glitter/anything else the kids cover me in as I'm a childminder.

TheDietStartsTomorrow Fri 22-Nov-13 06:01:39

Do you change all your clothes every single day?

I wear a set of clothing for two days, sometimes three. I shower every day and wash 2-3 times a day at least and I also change my underwear twice a day but my clothes are not in need of a wash/change every day. I hang them up on the hooks behind the door and put them on again the next morning.

Cardigans and jumpers, if they are going over my clothes then I wash after 2 wears. That's two sets of 2-3 days each. They go into the 'rotation'. If I wear a jumper over nothing but my bra, I'd treat it like other clothing and put it into the wash after 2-3 days. I never put worn clothes b ack into the wardrobe.

Admittedly, I don't work in an office environment and nor do I go to work every day. I work part time and wear something else for work.

Rosa Fri 22-Nov-13 06:16:18

Probably wear them today ( not pants and socks though)

MrsBennetsEldest Fri 22-Nov-13 06:18:28

Everything goes in the wash.

Ilovexmastime Fri 22-Nov-13 06:21:23

On the floor if they're what I want to wear the next day, or back in the wardrobe (if I'm being super organised!) if I want to wear something different the next day.

ILoveAFullFridge Fri 22-Nov-13 06:25:07

Ledkr virtually all the clothes in the wardrobes were put there straight from laundering. None of our wardrobes smell. OTOH our coat wardrobe does often have a not-very-nice smell, a little musty. The coats are rarely washed, just hung up to dry first if its been raining.

I worry that, if I put worn-but-unwashed clothes in the wardrobe, the same will happen.

EeyoreIsh Fri 22-Nov-13 06:29:36

Dresses go on the wash after each wash. jeans are folded and put back into drawers. cardigans are hung up, and either go back into wardrobe or hung over wardrobe doors to air.

I used to leave these clothes in a pile on the floor but I've trained myself out of it.

I still struggle with what to do about scarfs. If I fold and store after wear they get musty. But if I drape them they get creased and litter up the house.

AmandaCooper Fri 22-Nov-13 06:30:22

Back in the wardrobe if they've had very light wear and are the sort of garment that needs hanging. Otherwise lightly worn clothes go in a drawer specially for that purpose; more worn (eg jeans worn a couple of times but not dirty) over a chair in my room.

MinesAPintOfTea Fri 22-Nov-13 06:30:24

On the hooks on Tyre back of the door (except t Shotts, socks underwear) if it passes the sniff test and isn't covered in snot or food. If I wear something different thenext day then I fold up and put away what was previously on the hooks.

rainbowfeet Fri 22-Nov-13 06:32:25

I wear completely different clothes everyday.... Must be why I'm forever with full up laundry bins!!! hmm

I have a chair in the bedroom for clothes that have been worn, but not needing washing yet.

Jeans clean on today, at the end of the day will go on the chair, tops and underwear in the laundry basket.

I couldn't hang them back in the wardrobe, would make my clean clothes musty. My DM says it attracts moths if you hang worn clothes back.

LightastheBreeze Fri 22-Nov-13 06:43:19

Pants and socks in laundry, bra, blush tops and knitwear on chest of drawers and trousers hang on back of spare bedroom door on one of those over door racks. All for another wearing.

The pile can get quite big though.

ILoveAFullFridge Fri 22-Nov-13 06:44:04

I like the idea of having a part-worn drawer. After all, the clothes draped over the chair don't really air. And woollens don't need washing every wear.

LightastheBreeze Fri 22-Nov-13 06:47:42

Oh in the summer I wash stuff much more often as it can go on the line. The above is for winter.

Ledkr Fri 22-Nov-13 07:30:02

Crikey this has never occurred to me!
I guess the only thing if wear again would be jumpers skirts trousers or jeans and I just hang or fold then back into the wardrobe.
I'm a sweaty Betty so all other stuff gets washed.
I don't think they smell.
I'm a bit anal about having a tidy bedroom so couldn't leave it all around.

mammadiggingdeep Fri 22-Nov-13 07:59:34

A pile on the floor...which I get fed up with and end up throwing in the laundry bin anyway...

madmomma Fri 22-Nov-13 08:08:29

You can get valet stands can't you? I wonder if they solve the problem

MissScatterbrain Fri 22-Nov-13 08:29:12

Putting worn clothes away attracts moths.

I leave worn but clean clothes hanging up outside the door/wardrobe ready to wear again within a few days.

NoComet Fri 22-Nov-13 08:32:36

Chuck them over side of the bath, from where I'm about to remove them and Chuck them over the chair in the bedroom. Since DH wants a shower and will chuck them on the floor.

HaPPy8 Fri 22-Nov-13 08:39:59

I hang mine over our bannister in the hallway upstairs.

Rubybrazilianwax Fri 22-Nov-13 08:46:23

Casual day stuff I hang on hooks I have on the wardrobe wall. Most stuff I hang back up. I have knitwear that I handwash sparingly and a lot of things I have dry cleaned. People over wash an awful lot of clothes imo

Moomoomie Fri 22-Nov-13 08:48:46

I've got a valet stand from Ikea. I don't use it properly though, just chuck stuff on the top of it.
Funny this thread, a friend and I were talking about the same thing yesterday. She has a chair in her bedroom she uses.

ICameOnTheJitney Fri 22-Nov-13 08:51:26

I just can't bring myself to wear clothes twice...a jumper maybe...but never trousers or anything like that. Mine go in the laundry immediately. Maybe that's why my clothes don't last long!

TobyLerone Fri 22-Nov-13 08:53:23

Everything I wear is washed when I take it off.

ILoveAFullFridge Fri 22-Nov-13 08:57:16

I have a valet stand. But it's generally hidden under a heap of worn-once clothes!

Bonsoir Fri 22-Nov-13 08:58:44

I hang them up. I have a very large walk-in wardrobe (dressing room) with rails all down one side for my clothes.

bigTillyMint Fri 22-Nov-13 09:01:02

Apart from underwear/socks and anything dirty which goes in the wash, obviously, I hang them over the end of the bed and then put them in the wardrobe in the morning when I get out something to wear.

Hopasholic Fri 22-Nov-13 09:02:50

I'm with Ledkr it just goes back in the wardrobe unless it's a shirt/t-shirt, then it goes in the wash.

I have mountains of washing as it is!

I'm filthy aren't I?

bishboschone Fri 22-Nov-13 09:12:01

I have a two year old and I'm a sahm . It all gets washed . My dh works from home and wears jeans a few days . He puts them on too of his wardrobe . Never back in the wardrobe .

CuntyBunty Fri 22-Nov-13 09:21:46

Towel rail in bathroom

Pandsbear Fri 22-Nov-13 09:24:06

Underwear etc in wash, most under layers (ie next to skin like skinny polos or long sleeve narrow fitting tops) in the wash. Skirts/jeans/dresses in winter/cardigans/jumpers are all hung up or put away. I don't wash them every time they are worn as they are not dirty (well unless I drop something on them...).

CharlieAlphaKiloEcho Fri 22-Nov-13 09:33:58

Underwear and tops get washed after every wear. Everything else gets worn again if I've managed to keep it clean not an easy task in a cafe

I usually stick it on the chair in my room or over my shoe hamper.

DS's uniform goes over the back of the dining chairs as he's usually stripped off in the lounge hmm

DD hangs hers over the end of her bed for the next day or shoves it on her desk.

They both usually need clean shirts every day and jumpers every other day mucky pups

ElizabethBathory Fri 22-Nov-13 09:34:15

I hang them on hangers on the wardrobe handles (theyre like door handles and can take several hangers). Once they've aired, I'll put them back in the wardrobe if I'm not going to wear them soon. If I'm being lazy I'll lay them on top of the laundry bin like DH does with his.

More money or time than sense here for all this washing.

And no rehung clothes don't smell if you are a non smoker or don't wear much perfume.

DownstairsMixUp Fri 22-Nov-13 09:36:46

Underwear, socks and flimsy t shirts/vests go straight in the wash, cardigans, jumpers or jeans i have a hook i put inside my wardrobe door that they can hang on smile

ILoveAFullFridge Fri 22-Nov-13 09:52:19

Bonsoir envy

ILoveAFullFridge Fri 22-Nov-13 09:54:19

Minnie sadly, this is not necessarily true for Sweaty Betties.

eurochick Fri 22-Nov-13 09:59:41

Tops usually only get worn once (unless they have been over another layer) so not a problem.

Second layer tops - left out to air overnight and back in the drawer.

Leggings - only once.

Jeans - left out to air overnight and then folded back in the drawer.

Tailored bottoms get worn loads between dry cleanings.

Stuff left to air is either hung on the back of the door or on top of a chest of drawers overnight.

Stokey Fri 22-Nov-13 10:00:47

Wow I am amazed that you wash trousers, skirts, jumpers every time you wear them.

I wash them when they get a stain or look dirty but can wear the same pair of trousers/skirt for quite a while without them being smelly.

I don't tend to wear them evry day , but will rotate through the week and start again - and yes they just go back in my cupboard.

ILoveAFullFridge Fri 22-Nov-13 10:02:48

What about creases? Do you put creased things back in the wardrobe?

duckyfuzz Fri 22-Nov-13 10:06:13

underwear/socks in wash, hang/fold the rest for another wear, unless dirty - why on earth would anyone wash everything every time???

youretoastmildred Fri 22-Nov-13 10:11:26

the issue is, you are quite happy to wear that skirt and cardigan again but you can't the next day because everyone at work will be snooty about it. so the answer is simple: put the skirt and cardigan on the next day (with different top, tights and underwear obv), wear it boldy, and use a time machine to jumble all the outifts up at work at the end of the week. It is the only answer. the other solutions just mystify me - what is a valet stand?!?!?

HotDAMNlifeisgood Fri 22-Nov-13 10:16:14

Add it to the pile of clothes on the bedroom floor to be sorted "later".

HotDAMNlifeisgood Fri 22-Nov-13 10:17:24

What about creases?

I try to avoid buying any clothes that can crease, because of this very issue.

lifesgreatquestions Fri 22-Nov-13 10:25:39

I also keep a tidy bedroom. Underthings go in the laundry basket. The rest, so long as I haven't sweated in them, things that I have dry cleaned go back in the wardrobe. I keep one door open to keep it aired anyway and I don't keep my wardrobe chock full so there's space between things. It smells fresh, the only problem I get is that I have to check for whether an item smells of perfume as that can begin to smell funny after a while. Things like leggings and jeans go on a chair, along with pyjamas, if they haven't been worn again by washing day then they go in the wash. What I don't want is to pull something out to wear and find that I wore it 6 months ago and didn't wash it after - that feels a bit yuck to me. My OH keeps the same habits, which is handy!

Eyoreish, you can get a scarf hanger, felt covered with slots for several scarfs that way they can be folded and hung but still aired. I have two!

Mrsscatterbrain, I didn't know that about moths! We have had the occasional moth but I now keep the wardrobes and drawers stuffed with anti moth things!

HazleNutt Fri 22-Nov-13 10:39:04

Either they're clean enough to be put back into the wardrobe, or not clean enough to be worn again. I don't have a specific resting place for slightly worn clothes.

So jacket and jeans will go back to wardrobe, shirt, socks, underwear will go to laundry basket.

QuinionsRainbow Fri 22-Nov-13 10:50:36

Pants and socks into the laundry box every evening. Trousers/jeans worn all day will go over a chair-back for another day, probably tomorrow, and will find their way to the laundry box after three or four days, depending on the activity they've seen. This time of the year, I tend to live in jumpers and sweat-shirts, which get two or three days use unless I 've got really sweaty (!) then get washed. Stuff I might wear for a few hours, such as a work meeting or an evening out, generally goes back into the wardrobe for another outing or two.

polyhymnia Fri 22-Nov-13 11:04:06

Underwear and anything that needs washing at 40 C- in washing basket.

Other clothes hung on outside of wardrobe to air overnight (or, if need cleaning or washing on a cool programme, go on bedroom carpet next to basket, to be dealt with in the morning).

Surely they are either clean enough to be put away, or dirty enough to need washing? I think you're overthinking this.

higgle Fri 22-Nov-13 13:33:24

My home clothes, jeans and t shirts etc. stay on a chair once they have been worn until they need washing. Work dresses/jackets/skirts go back in the wardrobe. My wardrobe doesn't smell of anything. Most of my dresses are worn twice before being washed.

MrsHoratioNelson Fri 22-Nov-13 14:56:07

I think those of you saying "just put then away" are missing the point. This is a thread for those of us who are too lazy concerned about moths and smells to put the clothes away after one wear hmm


UsedToBeNDP Fri 22-Nov-13 15:01:53

If they are being worn again the next day I put them on hangers on the back of the bedroom door.

In this weather I probably wear them to bed under my pjs. <manky>

LightastheBreeze Fri 22-Nov-13 15:39:12

If I put it back in the wardrobe after wearing it, I may forget I have worn it and it could be there for ages and the slightest sniff of any sweat I believe attracts the dreaded moths. I'm probably being a bit paranoid about it all.

I already use those orange mothball things. I saw them reduced in Waitrose once and bought several boxes of them.

The over door hanger things with loads of pegs on are really useful.

CeeceeBloomingdale Fri 22-Nov-13 19:34:55

Mostly it all goes in the wash except cardis, blazers and scarves which don't need laundering every time. If something will last two days it will be worn again the next day and slung over the banister until then.

Rubybrazilianwax Fri 22-Nov-13 20:16:59

I've never seen a moth in a wardrobe in my life tbh. Are they a common thing?

higgle Fri 22-Nov-13 20:22:04

I've never had any moth probl3ms either, and I have loads of cashmere and other woolies.

whodunnit Fri 22-Nov-13 20:36:25

I hang them up on a hook and try to wear them again inthe next few days around the house or somewhere that doesn't mater aout lokkking marvellously coordinated.

I have found things inthe wardrobe that I thought were clean when I hang them but obvioulsly weren't as they have developed a stain or green/ black bit

LightastheBreeze Fri 22-Nov-13 20:38:15

I have seen moths flying round the house in the summer and also have discovered a few small holes in woollens, I still wear them though. Also a cashmere scarf had really been chomped at, but oddly none of these things were in the wardrobe. I have never seen any in the wardrobe, they would probably keel over though with all the orange mothball things in there grin

BeCool Fri 22-Nov-13 20:39:20

If they are clean enough to wear again then they are clean enough to be put away surely? Otherwise they need to go in the wash.

MrsDavidBowie Fri 22-Nov-13 20:40:39

Apart from cardis, everything gets washed after a days wear.

KrabbyPatty Fri 22-Nov-13 21:28:21

I just peel everything off and lob it into the laundry basket.

Apart from jeans, I wear them more than once, They get thrown on a chair in the bathroom or onto the floordrobe.

MissScatterbrain Fri 22-Nov-13 21:37:16

Yes moths are common - I learned the hard way not to put worn items back in the wardrobe...

jellybabyanyone Fri 22-Nov-13 22:00:37

yes underwear and top in wash, skirts hung up on wardrobe, jeans and cardi on chair in bedroom to wear again.

if I wear trousers all day would wash them. Would
never put slightly dirty stuff away

BirdyBedtime Fri 22-Nov-13 22:09:47

I wear clothes until they get a spill or smell. Otherwise back into the wardrobe or drawer. Have never had a moth in the wardrobe. It‘s difficult enough to deal with the washing and drying as it is.

TwoStepsBeyond Fri 22-Nov-13 22:21:39

I have a chair for this purpose, but it's on the other side of the room, so I usually just use the floordrobe!

I always have a selection of tops, jumpers, trousers of varying colours and comfort levels and several bras which have been discarded by my bed, fortunately my side is furthest from the door so they are hidden. DP leaves his in the middle of the floor on his side until I get fed up of seeing them all and throw them in the wash, but in fairness this can take several weeks blush

I'm a bit more careful during spider season as nothing scares me quite as much as picking up my fallow clothes to find a hairy arachnid scurrying out from under them.

LaFataTurchina Fri 22-Nov-13 22:48:18

Normal clothes get folded neatly over the front of the bed (think bedknobs and broomsticks style metal bed)

Work uniform goes over my desk chair - don't always wear it for more than one day though.

BumPop Sat 23-Nov-13 02:29:50

Genuine qu - do people regularly change their underwear more than once a day (excluding exercise). I shower daily and change my underwear then, and only then. aibu? shock

MrsDavidBowie Sat 23-Nov-13 07:11:12

Dh puts his clothes on the floor by the side of his bed which annoys me intensely.

I keep hoping our cat will pee on them.

PersilOrAriel Sat 23-Nov-13 07:34:38

Someone upthread mentioned keeping their wardrobe door open to air it. Surely that's how moths get in? I'm fastidious about keeping my wardrobe door closed and never get moths.

I agree with several others. If it is clean enough to wear again, then put it away. If it isn't clean enough to get put in the wardrobe then wash it. Why would you want to have piles of clothes lying around your room? Clothes are either clean or not.

hattymattie Sat 23-Nov-13 07:49:52

Chair in bedroom where everything gets creased

noviceoftheday Sat 23-Nov-13 07:52:49

Anything that's been close to the skin goes straight to laundry basket or dry cleaning basket, otherwise back in wardrobe, unless I know I am going to wear it again the next day, then goes on valet stand. Everyone has their own laundry basket in their bedroom and there is another one in the laundry room downstairs. Dh even has his own laundry basket in his bathroom and still he flings his stuff on the floor.hmm

ILoveAFullFridge Sat 23-Nov-13 08:34:12

What about the skirt that you wore with thick winter tights, which you didn't sweat in because it was so bloody cold yesterday, and didn't get dirty, but is now creased and you don't really want to wear again because its so bloody cold today? Creased but not grubby.

LightastheBreeze Sat 23-Nov-13 08:53:58

I hang up creased, worn clothes on overdoor hanger and then when I am next doing ironing, run the iron over them.

Artandco Sat 23-Nov-13 09:08:56

This is why I'm amazed on mumsnet that some people do so many loads of washing. I think the max a week we have ever done was about 7 and x2 was reusable nappies

I wore tights, long sleeves t shirt, dress, cardigan, underwear. The tights, t shirt and underwear in wash, dress and cardigan will get worn again

Toddlers - both wore vest, pants, long tshirt, jumper and jeans. The jumper and jeans are still clean so get folded and reworn.

celestialbows Sat 23-Nov-13 09:10:44

Sorry if this has already been written, I only had a chance to read page 1!but it's dodgy to put worn clothes in the wardrobe as it attracts clothes moths even if it's only partially worn. It's got better to keep out in the air on a chair or somesuch to keep them aired until you have finished with them.

celestialbows Sat 23-Nov-13 09:12:10

Reading upthread: Dark attracts clothes moths and light repels them.

jellybabyanyone Sat 23-Nov-13 10:29:59

if i am at home i may wear a top again but if i am working I would always wear a fresh top.

I would change my knickers if I am showering and going out or getting changed. Don't change bra every day.

why would wash cardis every time especially if they are wool. makes them go bobbly quicker.

Jeans and bra go (neatly, ish) on the floor to be worn next day. It's not ideal but their only there overnight so nobody important sees them grin Cardigan goes on chair to be worn again at some point. Everything else goes in washing basket.

their? Gah, they're.

Cucumberscarecrow Sat 23-Nov-13 11:31:59

Perishables ie pants, socks and the layer worn closest to my body (vest or top) go in the wash. The rest go on the floor waiting for tomorrow when they'll next be worn blush.

cantheyseeme Sat 23-Nov-13 11:43:51

I bin mine, only wear an item once grin

All straight into basket or washing machine

Lonelynessie Sat 23-Nov-13 13:38:59


annhathaway Sat 23-Nov-13 14:52:16

Am really shocked at some posts. shock

First the amount of washing- it's all a bit OCD- and second the clothes all over the floor and banisters. I've spent years trying to get my kids never to drop clothes on the floor!

I wonder if the people who wash once and wear are also the people who throw out food that's up to the use by date without having a sniff?

I consider myself very clean- morning shower, bath every night, sometimes a shower midday in the summer too, with change of undies in hot weather.

BUT- I never ever wash anything except undies socks or a T shirt/ vest after one wear.

If your clothes are made of natural fibres and not next to your body, what's the issue?

All my clothes except undies are put away in the wardrobe or chest of drawers at night- except my 'lounging' clothes which I hang over a chair in bedroom for next day.

So that's wool knitted dresses, tunics, jumpers, cardis, jeans, tops- all folded or on hangers and back in the wardrobe. If I wear a light T shirt or vest with sleeves under a wool sweater, I don't wash the sweater until it's been worn about 6 times. My clothes don't smell, and they aren't dirty.

annhathaway Sat 23-Nov-13 15:00:44

I don't think moths are fussy over the colour of your clothes or a human pong- what they like is a nice open wardrobe door, windows and curtains open at night, lights on and then they find their way to your clothes. You can't possibly wash or dry clean wool coats after one wear so they go back in the wardrobe surely? Mine do anyway.

Twinklestein Sat 23-Nov-13 15:58:28

Underwear goes in the dirty basket, and then I have a set of shelves in my wardrobe for clothes that are clean enough to wear again. Everything in my wardrobe goes in plastic sealable bags, I never leave clothes out because then the moths can get them.

I have two moth traps in our bedroom, countless lavender bags & cedarwood balls in the cupboard, and cans of natural anti-moth spray. MOTHS MUST DIE.

octopusinastringbag Sat 23-Nov-13 16:02:48

underwear in the laundry basket and stuff to be worn the next day goes over the bannisters, if not being worn the next day it is washed.

Rosebag Sat 23-Nov-13 16:08:30

Gosh…I feel like a slattern!! Pants and sock/tights in the washing hamper straight away. Not bras after one wear unless dirty/smelly. Leggings tend to need washing after one wear too as very close-worn. Anything else goes back in the wardrobe unless dirty or smelly, although sometimes a pile accumulates on top of the hamper til I get around to sorting it. Had moths once…. put cedar wood balls in various locations in the wardrobes (probably a MN recommendation)... got rid of them like magic. I do shout at kids and DH periodically when they put away stained and smelly gear, though….

Auntidote Sat 23-Nov-13 16:14:46

Fascinating as all these replies are, what I really want to know is:

What prompted you to ask the question, OP?

annhathaway Sat 23-Nov-13 16:26:26

It's weird- I've never heard of anyone putting clothes over the banisters .... and I shared lots of houses before I married.

Why over the banisters? Do you all live alone or do your partners and children put their clothes there too?

ILoveAFullFridge Sat 23-Nov-13 19:16:40

Auntidote, see my post of Fri 22-Nov-13 06:25:07, plus the weather turned suddenly coldddddd and I realised that I was highly unlikely to wear the clothes on my floordrobe valet stand again next week.

annehathaway I think that's a different kind of moth.

Auntidote Sat 23-Nov-13 19:54:05

So you're canvassing smelly-wardrobe opinion?



elsabel Sat 23-Nov-13 19:59:11

Underwear and tops washed after every use. Cardigans, jeans, leggings back in the wardrobe so i can 'forget' how many times ive worn them and get away without washing them often!

comemulledwinewithmoi Sat 23-Nov-13 20:01:45

I don't usually wear things for more than one day, except bras. They getting whiffy and besides I have a 1 year old, nough said.

superlambanana Sat 23-Nov-13 20:05:10

Underwear and socks go in the wash. T-shirts, dresses etc I'll wear more than once as long as they still smell fresh, but I fold them / hang them inside out so that I can tell they've been worn once.

comemulledwinewithmoi Sat 23-Nov-13 20:06:15

I mostly wear leggings/tops/ dresses.. All close to my skin.

dexter73 Sat 23-Nov-13 20:10:07

I put my clothes on the banister. My dh puts his on the chair in our bedroom. I put them there as it is just outside our bedroom and is handy for putting my clothes on.

annhathaway Sat 23-Nov-13 20:37:58

Until I read this thread I'd no idea people draped clothes on banisters. I can't quite get over the idea......

what's so terrible about popping on a hanger and back in the wardrobe?

ILoveAFullFridge Sat 23-Nov-13 20:45:02

Well, no, not exactly. I suppose I'm canvassing housekeeping options, wondering whether there's something I'm missing, or maybe I'm being too fussy (or excessively skanky).

What I've learned so far:

Firstly, I'm not weird, other people also puzzle about this.
Secondly, I'm not excessively skanky, plenty of other people have floordrobes, nobody actually lives in a pristine bedroom,

Also the ideas of having a dedicated 'part-worn clothes' zone, and of putting 'part-worn clothes' away inside-out are very good IMO.

GoodnessKnows Sat 23-Nov-13 21:02:20

Knickers and socks are subtly piled by my door - ready to be plonked in a washing bag as I go down in the morning. Rest is piled up on my dresser - ready to be worn the next day, rotated or ... washed if I don't want to wear then in the next couple of days. By the end of the week, I usually have a pile of clothes on the dresser to deliberate over (wash, wear or wardrobe).

annhathaway Sat 23-Nov-13 21:05:24

I think there's a lot of OCD going on here!

Look, if you don't work in a smoky environment ( who does now)- or smoke-or wear your clothes in a smelly foody type environment, then they simply can't be dirty or smell after one day. I will make one exception- teachers! Somehow clothes worn in schools do pick up pongs.

If you travel to work in your own car, wear a coat on public transport, then dresses, trousers, cardis and jumpers cannot need washing after one wear unless you are getting hugely and abnormally sweaty.

I'd only wash a cardi or wool jumper after 1 wear if I'd got hugely sweaty and the underarms had actually got wet with sweat or had a very strong whiff of deodorant. This rarely happens to me and most of the time I am wearing a T shirt or vest underneath.

Same goes for trousers- being frank, if you use panty liners then the insides of trousers and leggings should stay fresh for a few days at least.

I give my clothes a good shake when I take them off, shake out any creases or leave them hanging in a steamy bathroom, then hang them up.

dexter73 Sat 23-Nov-13 21:14:19

Until I read this thread I'd no idea people draped clothes on banisters. I can't quite get over the idea......

what's so terrible about popping on a hanger and back in the wardrobe?

What is so terrible about putting them on the banister?

TobyLerone Sat 23-Nov-13 21:19:44

I don't think 'not wanting to wear dirty clothes' has anything to do with OCD. And as an aside, I really hate how 'OCD' is thrown around to mean 'someone who likes things to be cleaner/tidier than I do'.

annhathaway Sat 23-Nov-13 21:22:51

it's the definition of 'dirty' that's the issue.

annhathaway Sat 23-Nov-13 21:23:58

people with OCD wash their hands a lot ( sometimes) when they aren't dirty... people who think clothes need washing after one wear or can't be put back in a cupboard...<whatever>

TobyLerone Sat 23-Nov-13 21:27:56

There is no such thing as 'part worn' clothes. They're either worn or not worn. Some people class worn clothes as dirty. Some don't. Why does anyone care?

comemulledwinewithmoi Sat 23-Nov-13 21:30:54

Do people really use panty liners?

ScientificProgressGoesBoink Sat 23-Nov-13 21:34:09

Rather depends on where you live and what you do though doesn't it? I live on a farm. Nothing much of anybody's is clean once the animals have been fed and mucked out. I shower every other day, but wash every morning...so I may not smell as fresh as someone who showered AND bathed in a day. (Which is a bit bonkers to me, but I can accept quite normal to others who might consider my own washing habits quite slatternly! grin )

so my clothes probably feel dirtier than someone's who worked in an office and showers every day...

To answer op's question....wash everything but trousers every day. I'll wear the trousers for several days if they are not splattered with mud and don't smell. I drape the trousers over the washing basket or the blanket box at the end of our bed.

I change clothes every day for work as I know teenagers would criticise grin if it's pants, tights,vests or tshirts they're put in the wash. dresses not worn straight next to skin, trousers and cardigans etc get a spritz of febreeze get put away.

SupermansBigRedReindeerNose Sat 23-Nov-13 22:25:15

Pants socks leggings go in wash.
Jeans bras tops are reworn.
Jumpers go in when dirty or minging feeling.

I don't wear clothes for long - as soon as I'm home I tend to put joggys on - so unless I've sweated profusely or it's been halfway to my uterus it gets reworn.

annhathaway Sat 23-Nov-13 22:27:41

or it's been halfway to my uterus it gets reworn.

I love this!
it must be a thong....

SupermansBigRedReindeerNose Sat 23-Nov-13 22:37:09

Thongs, lace shorts and most leggings grin I giggled as I typed it too blush

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