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.

The Office - Season 9But 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.  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.

How to quickly put an outfit together.

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 Reaching into your closet, how many times have you asked yourself – Which pants look great with this top?  What else can I wear with this skirt?

imagesThere are a number of ways to address this problem.  One way is to hang your clothes together as outfits.  However, an item in one outfit may also work well in another outfit so it isn’t practical to hang all the variations together. In addition, most people end up hanging their clothes by category; pants with pants and shirts with shirts etc.

So, with a closet full of clothes, how can we quickly remember the different combinations that keep out outfits looking fresh and distinct?

Some people take pictures of their outfits and some use an app with their smart phone or computer to create a photo library.  But both of these methods take time and require you to look away from your clothes.

A better and quicker solution would be one that tells you instantly what matches while you glance through your wardrobe without needing to access something else to get the answer.  MyClothingHelper will do just that. matching skirt, blouse, sweater

Now, without having to hang your outfits together, and without referring to your smart phone, computer, or a photo booklet, you will know instantly how everything matches by just looking at your clothing.

 

 

How it works:

IMG_0732Using the 24 pack, place MyClothingHelper on the hangers of the items you want to match. The ribbon on MyClothingHelper is numbered 1-7.

Simply identify an outfit by labeling each item in the outfit with the same number. The 1s match with 1s, the 2s with 2s, etc.

For more great ideas on how to make the most out of your wardrobe click here.

 

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Lots of clothes, nothing to wear.

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You’re just getting into the stride of your career. You’re a mid-level professional with hope, promise, and youth. Like others in your position, you have a wardrobe brimming with clothes. Yet how often have you gone to your closet and lamented, “I have nothing to wear”?

Nothing to wear?

 

 

 

The average closet today has about 100 clothing items. That’s a lot. Your parents had half as many clothes at your age and your grandparents had half as many as they did. So why do so many professionals today feel they have nothing to wear? The answer lies in our ever-changing culture.

You likely don’t do the same kind of work that your parents and grandparents did. From the early 1900s through the 1960s, American industry revolved around blue-collar factory work and farming jobs. gm1What you wore to work every day was more or less a clean version of the same outfit. But whether blue or white collar, there was a generally appreciated style that was easily followed. The economic and the cultural landscape started to change dramatically by the 1960s. Blue collar jobs started loosing ground to white collar.

The aftermath of the various cultural upheavals of the 1960s also led to the partial rejection of formal attire.

coverAccordingly, the individual behind the “uniform” needed to be expressed and appreciated. And to express yourself you needed more and different types of clothing. This economic and cultural shift was a boon to the fashion industry. And with new technology in textiles, fashion, once reserved for the rich and famous, became affordable to nearly everyone.

 

 

 

Freed from the template of tradition, professionals today are more open to experiment in their dress. 198629-pn-workwearMany are expected to look both formal and casual; a professional casual. It sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s indicative of a society where the professional is required to embrace the new to be relevant.

In our efforts to stay relevant we feel compelled to keep up with the newest fashion. But clothing that is fashionable today will be less appealing tomorrow. In less than half a decade our closets become filled with clothing we’ve left behind.

Elizabethian ActorsToday’s professional is not the first to experience the challenge of fashion: To quote Shakespeare, “…I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man”.

 

 

Today it is a common problem, produced by affluence, and experienced by many. That’s how a closet full of clothes turns into just a few go-to outfits, and suddenly we have nothing to wear.

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