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9 months ago

OT hacks - weekly clothing rack

My OT gave me this idea to manage getting dressed, selecting outfits and managing my clothes washing. Clothes rail in bedroom so you don’t have to open your wardrobe and be overwhelmed. 9 complete outfits hanging and labeled on the clothes rail. In order of anticipated wear. Assess whether outfits are sensory friendly and seasonal. Swap out any items with your wardrobe that don’t feel 100% desirable to wear. The idea is you won’t have to open your overwhelming wardrobe again until washing day. My rail looks like this: 3 x Office outfits (x how many days in office. Have two coat/jacket options depending on the weather) 2 x Work from home outfits (x how many days WFH) Comfortable bottoms, corporate top, slippers/socks underneath rail ready to go 2 x Days at home/weekend outfits/or for after work. Can often be worn multiple times. In a box underneath 1 x backup errands outfit 1 x exercise outfit PJs Print a label (e.g Monday - Office) that you can tie around each coat hanger to see the outfits easily. You can have another box underneath the hanger with essential accessories like an umbrella, backpack, lunch bag, reusable shopping bags etc. You can hang your clothes back on the rail when you get home even though they are dirty and hang a new a label on them “to be washed” or just remove the original label. This eliminates a huge washing pile that’s overwhelming. Have a set day, mine is Sunday, to remove the items that need to be washed from the rail. Spray jackets and coats with fabreeze to get extra wears out of them. Please keep me updated on how you go with this system. I will take photos of mine soon once I’m happy with it.

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KatyMc
5mo

I’m reaaally struggling with sensory clothing at the moment… I didn’t even realise it was a thing until I saw it on your post! I just know that I don’t want anything tight or restrictive.. which usually means I’m looking frumpy and blegh 😕 which makes me feel terrible as well..

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dopaminegeek
6mo

Hello all I’m super brand new here … literally just opened the app and was wandering around. ••••Just got a floor to ceiling double rack to get rid of my previous wardrobe rack that had cubbies and I just stuffed everything and anything in them. Currently using it to hang my hoodies since it’s hoodie season but *this!* I’m going to have to try… everything but the hoodies are currently piled up in random areas of my room… once folded in a laundry bag (was so surprised I folded directly after drying) but never made it to the drawers. They are sorted of course LMAO - 1 laundry bag of just tops, 1 laundry bag just of bottoms, another of just underwears and not matched socks :))))) writing it on my “Hope To Do” List for today and bumping it up to the top **wish me luck**

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Sam ZT
8mo

Omg, can you please be my best friend and describe the rest of your hacks?! 😅 this. Is. Amazing!

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voxysounds
8mo

I can’t seem to get started..I’m so overwhelmed with the amount of clothes now all in piles. By the time I can get myself to start putting them away, I have to re-wash some it because they’ve been on the floor! How do y’all “get started” when frozen??

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WiredUpDiffernt
8mo

I’m slowly moving towards only having black tshirts. Goes with most pants and shorts. And I’ve shifted down from dozens of work shirts to 2 for any in person meetings (which aren’t that frequent)

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adhdandmydog
8mo

Organizing every Sunday for the week ahead might overwhelm me. But good food for thought to at least organize my closet for each day, with items in order. Right now, I pick out my outfit for the next day as part of my evening routine. I also have a wardrobe that is mix & match with nearly every item. Keeping things simple is key.

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dopaminegeek
6mo

Just got a floor to ceiling double rack to get rid of my previous wardrobe rack that had cubbies and I just stuffed everything and anything in them. Currently using it to hang my hoodies since it’s hoodie season but *this!* I’m going to have to try… everything but the hoodies are currently piled up in random areas of my room… once folded in a laundry bag (was so surprised I folded directly after drying) but never made it to the drawers. They are sorted of course LMAO - 1 laundry bag of just tops, 1 laundry bag just of bottoms, another of just underwears and not matched socks :))))) writing it on my “Hope To Do” List for today and bumping it up to the top **wish me luck**

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taralynne
8mo

Yea Ty

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taralynne
8mo

Yea ty

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BettyBop
9mo

With you all the way until putting them back on the rack - I am going give it a go but think my ocd might have a whole different opinion 😁😇 I try take photos also and load we can compare laundry monster be gone I say you one load a day 👾👿 a, doing clothing plan for week wicked 😄

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9mo

Can’t wait to see photos

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9mo

Wow this sounds genius! I’m going to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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sooziesquirrel
9mo

Oh wow! I hope this works!

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neuroart007
9mo

I want to do this i just have to wait to afford a rack. I know my drawers are overwhelming me!

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9mo

You could do it with storage boxes for now or a washing rack that you dry your clothes on? Marketplace has a lot of cheap or even free clothes racks

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moajune
9mo

I’d love to do this- Problem is I don’t have the space for a rack

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9mo

You can use a corner coat rack. Surely you have a corner.

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9mo

OT: Occupational therapist

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chiquitabananna
9mo

What does OT stand for?

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9mo

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession that involves ongoing assessments to understand what activities you can do (and those you want to do), any current limitations, your goals/motivations and also to offer advice/techniques about how to do something more easily and safely.

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chiquitabananna
9mo

This is a good system. Thanks for sharing

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