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A few of your favorite things, in the ragbag [Jan. 23rd, 2014|08:27 am]
Marissa Lingen

Poll #1953348 managing favorites

For something that is likely to eventually wear out (such as socks, T-shirts, etc.), and is your favorite, do you:

Wear it more often! It's your favorite after all.
Save it for special occasions! It's your favorite, after all.
Institute a strict FIFO system so that everything gets equal wear.
Some other kind of rotation you will explain in comments.
Do not have favorite T-shirts/sweaters/etc. so this does not come up.
Any system you have is so completely haphazard and subconscious that you would be hard-pressed to describe it here.
Other, specified in comments.

(I have just this week completely worn out not one but two favorite garments--to the point where there is no point to donating them to any charity, as they would do no one more good than they have already done me--so I am thinking about these things at the moment.)

[User Picture]From: buymeaclue
2014-01-23 03:07 pm (UTC)
I picked special occasion and then realized that doesn't quite capture it. Favorite things are in the rotation every laundry cycle but I strategize which day of that cycle they'll be worn on (and will pick whatever less-favored items to fill the less-special gaps).
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2014-01-23 03:15 pm (UTC)
I do that. I especially do that with things on delicate wash. With darks (I hardly ever wear lights--most of the lights in our wash are not mine), we do enough of them that if I happen to miss a laundry cycle, it's not that big a missed opportunity. But I don't wash delicates all that often, so I strategize making sure I get them in before the next time I do delicates, and also which day.

I dress for other people sometimes. Most notably I dress for my goddaughter, because she is the person who most clearly appreciates particular kinds of pretty things and has joy in them that is not problematic or weird. Also for my mother for the same reasons.
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