|A few of your favorite things, in the ragbag
||[Jan. 23rd, 2014|08:27 am]
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.)
When I find something I really like that fits me well, if it's still available, I will go buy more copies, either in the same color or a variety of colors. I will wear it when I want to feel good, but not on any schedule. Since I can sew, another option is to try to make a pattern off it and make more. If it is totally worn out, I take it apart to make the pattern. I did this with a favorite nightgown, and I'm still wearing a copy. Also, I go to Savers on "Geezer Day" Tuesdays when clothes are 40% off for people 55 and over. At Christmas time, I found an exact copy of my favorite Christmas sweater, in better condition than mine, so I bought a second copy. Talk to me if you want to see about making a pattern to make a copy of something you love.
It has gotten to the point where members of my family will say to me, "Okay, good, go get another one," when I am at the checkout stand with something I particularly like.