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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: catlinye_maker
2014-01-23 03:15 pm (UTC)
They're my favorites, so I wear them a lot (or why have them?) and then have a sad when they inevitably wear out. At the moment I have several shirts in the "denial" phase: "Those holes? They're barely noticeable!"

On the other hand, finally having to discard favorites is also an impetus to cull the pristine unfavored T-shirts and search for new favorites.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2014-01-23 03:16 pm (UTC)
Do you find that works? I almost never find that things that were previously unfavored are favored once something else wears out. They remain "things I wear that are all right" (because if things are not all right I do not keep them around), but they never really join the ranks of "favorite" belatedly.
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[User Picture]From: catlinye_maker
2014-01-23 03:34 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I was unclear - not to revise status but to cull completely (I usually take them to Goodwill or a local equivalent) and go out and get new nicer shirts.

People buy me T-shirts, and while I love the people, usually the t-shirts not so much. Those wind up in the bottom of the drawer and when the favorites wear out I will often go through the drawer and purge generally so there is more room for the new.

I have very limited space for clothing (DH and I live in an RV) so freeing up drawer space is a continuing effort.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2014-01-23 04:49 pm (UTC)
Ah! Well, that does make sense.
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