I feel like I am a sensible, frugal person for the most part. I combine trips when I have to go out, I’m not an avid coupon clipper, but I do like a good deal and rarely impulse buy, and I get dressed in the morning and wear those clothes all day long. At the day’s end, if my clothes aren’t dirty or stinky, I hang them up to wear them again (within limits of course). Muf however, not so much.
You see, Muf is a busy guy and doesn’t have time for sensibilities. He’s on a pretend basketball team, a pretend hockey team, a pretend baseball team, and a pretend football team. Each of these teams have games almost every day, and each team requires a different uniform and a different pair of shoes. We’ve talked about a million times about how we don’t need to change clothes every five minutes, but to no avail. Something had to be done.
Muf is fiercely independent. He likes being in charge — especially in charge of himself. So I knew whatever we did, he had to feel like he was gaining control instead of loosing it. I’m happy to say that I think we came up with something that works for everyone. I hung up seven different outfits on hangers. Muffa was then given tags for each day of the week. He was able to pick which outfit he would wear each day. He thought that was awesome. We hung up his clothes, chatted a bit, and shut the closet door. We also shut the door on our wearing a bazillion outfits a day problem. Brilliant.