[nabs] labeling and organizing clothes
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Tue Oct 25 20:39:33 EDT 2011
Anne has a much more detailed system than I do. I'm a grad student,
so wear jeans and tshirts and sweatshirts mostly. However, I also have
a required internship where jeans are not appropriate. I like wearing
pants as my business casual clothing. I have black, chhaki, brown, and
blue dress pants. Each has a different sized safety pin in the tag, or
no safety pin at all in the case of the black. All of my internship
appropriate shirts have safety pins in them, too, and their sizes
match the sizes in my pants, so I can match them up that way. If I
have a white shirt, let's say, that would match both chhacki and
brown, it will have those two sized safety pins in it so I'll know
that it matches either pair. It works for me. :) But I think the most
important thing is to make up your own system that works best for you.
On 10/25/11, Ann Pimley <apomerai at verizon.net> wrote:
> All my clothes are labeled with Braille tags that can be kept on
> permanently. They go through the washer and dryer well. I have a volunteer
> help me put outfits together that I hang on the same hanger. After I wear
> them and want to put them in laundry, I put on some of the plastic small
> shapes. I don’t care what color the shapes represent, just that the two or
> three parts of an outfit have the same little shapes on them. After they are
> washed I take the plastic buttons off and hang them up again as an outfit.
> Every once in a while I will have my volunteer help me mixed the outfits up
> if possible. I pin my socks together with a Braille label that states the
> color. I take it off when I am wearing them, and pin them back together with
> it when I put them in laundry. For nylons, I have them in zip lock bags that
> are labeled by color. I put Braille color labels on my slips so I don’t wear
> a black slip with a light colored blouse. You can put Braille color labels
> in shoes, and take it out when you wear them, and then put the label back in
> when you take them off. I have Braille labels on gloves, scarves, and any
> other clothing that I don’t know the color.
> From: nabs-bounces at acb.org [mailto:nabs-bounces at acb.org] On Behalf Of Ashley
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 2:39 PM
> To: National Alliance of Blind Students. Discussion list for NABS
> Subject: [nabs] labeling and organizing clothes
> Hi all,
> I was wondering how you all, particularly girls, label and organize clothes.
> How do you know what goes together? Did someone tell you blouse a goes with
> those brown pants you bought? Personally since I was a student, and still am
> actually, I wear casual clothes. So pretty much everything goes with
> everything. I wear jeans and a t shirt or a V neck knit shirt for the top. I
> would rather be comfortable than fashion conscious.
> But dress clothes and business casual need to be more color coordinated.
> I want to wear something nice for more important events or if I go to
> Do you hang the top and bottom on the same hanger or side by side? I’ve
> heard even sighted people do that for easy organization.
> Has anyone used those match maker pins? Are they good?
> Also some things cannotbe labeled because there is no tag to pin a label on.
> What do you do about organizing socks, stockings, and slips? I have some of
> different colors. I can see clear from say a black one. But I cannot
> differientate from black and blue or purple. Not that I’d have a purple
> stockings, but just saying. I need to keep the colors separate somehow to
> independently identify them. Personally I have all my undergarments such as
> socks, slips and stockings in one drawer. It definitely fits and I make do
> with the space I have, but is not organized.
> Thanks for any ideas. And what about identifying what color shoes you have?
> Sometimes I need a black pair. Most shoes feel different so it’s not a
> problem, but some shoes feel the same from the same brand.\
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