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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: redbird
2014-01-23 03:54 pm (UTC)
I think there's some sort of curve: wear more when I first get it, because hey, cool thing! And maybe "cool thing I want to show people" if it's cool largely for the pattern/appearance. And then it gets to "save this for special occasions," because I like knowing I have, say, a purple sweatshirt with a dandelion printed on the front.

And then there's the stuff that I can't bear to toss, and is still physically functional, but can be worn only for some odd value of special occasion, like the bleach-stained blue shirt that I am hanging onto because they aren't making them anymore. But I can wear that at home, or to go to the grocery store, but I'm not going to wear it to a party, because it's obviously stained.
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