Clothing Care 101: How many times do you wear clothes before washing?

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How many times have you gone to your closet, picked out an item, and asked yourself,  ‘Can I still wear this?  Is this fresh enough to wear again?’Women deciding what to wear2

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People have asked and tried to answer that question in many ways. I used to hang my newly cleaned clothes towards the front of the closet and my lightly worn clothes towards the back.  But once I had a number of lightly worn clothes hanging in the closet it got pretty confusing.What to wear1 With a closet full of clothes that can take a couple of weeks or more to rotate through, how was I supposed to remember whether I wore the item once, three times, or not at all?   A clever friend told me that she would button her dress shirts to remember and count on the buttons how many times she wore the shirt between cleanings. Most people inspect their clothing to see that it looks clean.  After that some people smell their clothes.   But a clothing item could pass both tests and still need cleaning.

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Man washing clothes4 Not knowing how many times you wore an item between cleanings generally leads to over washing or under washing of your clothes. When it comes to washing or dry cleaning, many of us add additional clothing items to the wash just to be safe.What to waer2Also, not knowing and guessing what is still fresh enough to wear adds additional stress when trying to get ready in the morning.   MyClothingHelper solves this problem in a simple and inexpensive manner.   Without guessing you will know exactly what is available for each occasion whether you are going to the office, a special event, or working in the back yard. Carefree children running2You will be confident that you are washing all the clothes that need to be washed yet not over washing clothes that are still fresh enough to wear.

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Washing Clothes And Saving Resources

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There are clothing items that can be worn more than once between cleanings, obvious examples of this would be jackets, sweaters, pants, and dresses.  This is in contrast to clothing items that can only be worn once between cleanings. contruction workersIf you are a construction worker you probably are not going to get extended wear between cleanings.

If you work in an air-conditioned office there is a good chance you can get extended wear between cleanings, because this lightly worn clothing is still fresh enough to wear.

 

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But depending on the type of use, most of us can get multiple wears out of many items hanging in our closets.  Like any other resource, clothing wear needs to be managed properly.  When you pour a fresh bottle of milk onto your cereal you don’t throw the rest away down the drain.   large milk being poured out

The milk will still be fresh for a number of days.  Many items in our wardrobes are still fresh like the milk; they can and should be used again.  Getting the full utilization out of our light worn clothing is important for proper clothing and resource management.   When you clean an item that doesn’t require cleaning you are wasting valuable resources, like pouring good milk down the drain.

 

 

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Washing clothesYou are wasting the water that cleans your clothes, you are wasting the energy used to heat the water, the energy to dry your clothing, you are wasting detergents, the energy and the chemicals in dry cleaning, the added wear and tear on the appliances, the cost to you of paying for these resources, your time, and moreover, over-cleaning your lightly worn clothing will damage and reduce the life expectancy of your clothes.

These are all very good reasons to be aware of and properly manage your clothing wear. So how are you supposed to remember how many times you have worn the many items in your closet?  MyClothingHelper was invented to do just that.  No more guessing if it is still fresh enough to wear or if it should be cleaned.  MyClothingHelper is the simple and inexpensive way to manage your wardrobe.mchtriptych The MyClothingHelper Blog is dedicated to producing quality content on practical and fashionable living advice. If you liked this article, please take a minute to explore our website and visit the store page.

Adding Color To Your Wardrobe

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Adding Color to Your Wardrobe.

Ask someone with the instinct to put together a stunning outfit why those colors work and they might answer, ‘they just look good together’.  Even when we’re successful, we may not know enough to explain why it works.Mannequins_04-25-12 For most people matching different colored items is hit or miss. Store mannequins, catalogues, and some sharp dressers can show you what a matched outfit looks like.  But it is hard to translate that experience into knowledge of how you can put an outfit together on your own. That is a shame because color theory for fashion can be easily taught and learned. There are some basic concepts that can be easily changed into logical guidelines and rules (see Color Theory 101).

 

 

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Like everything worth learning it requires some practice, but it is really not that hard.  You can learn enough on your own to make a huge difference in how you buy and how you wear clothes. dark-green-tea-and-tulips-dress-yellow-tea-and-tulips-blouse_400 2   In an earlier blog I introduced the metaphor of a color bloodline to explain why certain colors match.   For instance, a shared color bloodline explains why green goes well with yellow.  Parent yellow and parent blue make offspring green.  The shared color bloodline makes the parent and offspring a natural match.       Red and yellow make orange.  Since orange is the offspring it will match well with either the red or yellow. NanetteRunway-7There are many other factors to consider when matching colors like warm and cool colors, complementary colors, color intensity, ratio of one color to another, texture,  etc.   Whether you can match colors by instinct or by mimicking what you see it’s all good. But when you understanding why the colors in the outfit work you will have the added confidence to create and explore new combinations in your wardrobe.  And knowing how the color was created will give you the big picture of what you need to know.

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