After a great deal of thought, I've reached the conclusion that there needs to be some kind of halfway house for my clothes. There is a definite missing link in the chain between drawers and dirty clothes basket. A gaping chasm, actually.
I won't hide the truth. I wear clothes a lot before I wash them. T shirts need to get at least a second wear. I often even give socks a round two. Be disgusted all you like- I have very sweet smelling feet. You could hang one of my worn socks off your rear view mirror and fill your car with a lively pine scented, um, scent. And jeans, well, that can get a bit out of control for me. Weeks. At least.
So the question therefore arises. After I've gotten a clean item from the draw and worn it once, where does it sit while it awaits its' encore performance? It's certainly not going anywhere near the dirty clothes basket. But it would feel a bit gross (see, I do have some standards)to put it back in the drawer. I don't want to leave them on the floor or they'll get dusty and make me sneeze.
So where? This is where the need is great. I have always resorted to the Big Pile. Be it on a box, or on top of my drawers, or on a chair. There will always be a Big Pile. I'm okay with this, but it is a bit unsightly. To be honest, it can anger wives. They may resort to spitefully washing your pile painfully prematurely.
So what do you do? Do you do the Big Pile, or are you too well adjusted and wholesome to re-wear your clothes?