I've spent a lot of hours on home projects in the past week.
- I stripped, painted & restored an antique desk.
- I repainted a bookshelf to match the desk.
- I stained our deck.
Using the same clothes works for me when doing messy home projects, particularly sanding, paint & spackle projects.
When we became homeowners 8 years ago, I quickly realized that I'm a messy painter and that it's downright convenient to have clothes reserved just for those occasions. I keep an old pair of sneakers on hand, along with a pair of pants, pair of shorts and 2 t-shirts. This way I have 2 changes of clothes available when I get the bug for home projects.
I love that I can wipe paint off my hands onto the clothes and not worry. My sneakers are dirty and I don't wear them into the house or out on the town. My t-shirts are works of art. I smile when I think of the projects we've been blessed to tackle over the years.
I store these items in a special pile on my closet shelf. I also take care when washing them - I don't just throw them in with all our other good clothes.
Works for me!