Do you change clothes when you get home from work?

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  1. McKennaL

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    I never did. Unless I was going out someplace that REQUIRED a different "dress"...or had a big project like painting or gardening. (My thought was ...why dirty more clothes?) Sometimes, I am even in my grocery shirt and vest for a few hours PAST coming home.

    But I have a friend who IMMEDIATELY changes into shorts and a tee shirt (even in the winter..brrr, too cold here for shorts. He has a pair of warm socks that he saves for me when I come over there.). I thought he was crazy...but once in a while, when I do...I feel a little relieved.

    So... do you change? And if so...what do you change into?
     
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    If I know I am not leaving the house again, sometimes I will put my PJs on (which consist of shorts and a t-shirt). It depends on how comfortable the clothes I wore to school were.
     
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    Absolutely! There are days when I change before leaving school! Sometimes I have errands to run that would be just easier to do in sweats and sneakers.

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    I am in my favorite VS Pink sweats and cami within 3 minutes of getting in the door. I do this even before putting frozen food in the freezer.
     
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    I change after I'm in and don't have to go back out any more. For me, it is part of putting the school day away and settling in at home.
     
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    I change the minute I walk in the door. I dress up for work-- heels, stockings, sometimes a suit. None of that is ideal for making dinner, folding a load of laundry, or playing with the kids.

    If it's warm out, I change into a T shirt and shorts, with flip flops.

    If it's cold, either jeans or even sweatpants, depending on what's on the afternoon's agenda.
     
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    Yes, I usually change. If I am starting dinner right away, I do have an apron and I will just throw that on to get dinner started before I change. Otherwise, I run right up and put on sweats or something. I don't dirty that much laundry though. I usually wear my bumming around outfit most of the week, at least 3-4 days if I am not really doing anything. And I typically wear my work clothes twice before washing them, anyway.
     
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    I always change as soon as I get home. Part of the reason I started it was because DH seemed to get everything going around the school. I have a certain level of immunity to all the stuff that goes around, but he got everything! As soon as I come in I change into lounge clothes - yoga pants or shorts and a T-shirt and wash my hands. It has really kept both of us from getting as many of the bugs and I am much more comfortable. I also don't have to worry about getting stuff on my clothes from cooking.
     
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    I always change as soon as I get home--jeans and a t-shirt or sweatshirt depending on the weather.
     
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    Depends on if I'm in for the night & what time it is.
     
  12. TeacherNY

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    It depends on the day. I have to wear very casual clothes to work because of the type of students I work with so sometimes I don't have to change at all. I do like to change more in the summer and if it's very hot i'll take a cool shower after work.
     
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    I change as soon as I come home unless going out later. I usually put on jammies...shorts/pants with t-shirt.
     
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    I try to change right when I get home. I teach SPED Pre-K and on an average day I for sure get sneezed on, sometimes other things get on me too that I won't go into detail on.

    I also take public transport and it makes me feel like my house is less germified if I change when I get home.
     
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    I change when I get to work.
     
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    I LOVE yoga pants- not as sloppy as sweats so I can throw on a tee and cardigan with, slick up hair into a pony and I've got that clean and casual look without being a wreck.
     
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    Almost always! Work clothes feel just gross after a day at work. I always wash them after one wear.
    I usually put sweats or pjs on..unless I know I am going some place after work. But, I try to run all of my errands on my way home from work. One I am in the house, I rarely want to leave.
     
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    Unless I have something to do later on that evening, I always change into shorts/sweats and a t-shirt as sson as I get home. It helps me unwind and get into "relaxed" mode for the evening. I try to run any errands I may have on my way home from work just so I don't have to get back out!
     
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    I go to the gym after school so I do immediately change. Once I get home from the gym, I change into the pajamas if I have no other plans.
     
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    Once I get home I very seldom leave and I immediately change into sweats or shorts and a tee shirt.
     
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    OH YES, I change the second I get home & I've been doing this my entire life! I have my own loungewear wardrobe strictly for the house consisting of lounging shorts/skirts, tank dresses, & tank tops all year round. I'm usually bareoot, but I have some Okabashi brand shoes. I'm NEVER in regular clothing or shoes at home.

    If I'm going to the gym, I'll change into gym clothes, but change into the loungewear as soon as I get back home again. It's not good to stay in sweaty gym clothes.
     
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    Yep the very first thing I do is change into sweatpants and a t-shirt (and a sweatshirt if it's cold).
     
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    Like everyone else, it depends on what's going on. When I was working at the extended day school, I often did not get home until after 6. Most days, I put my PJs on immediately. Now that I work at a school that has regular hours, I usually change into jeans and a comfy shirt. Come Monday, I begin my PhD classes, I am not sure if I will have time to change clothes between school and my classes.
     
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    This thread makes me think of my childhood, when we wore dresses to school and came home and changed into "play clothes." :)
     
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    I change into my pajamas almost immediately.
     
  26. FarFromHome

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    I change into my pajamas too! Usually it's just sweatpants or shorts and a t-shirt.
     
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    I change every day as soon as I get home from work. Jeans and a tank top (well actually I usually have a tank top on under whatever I wore to work that day, so I just take that top off) or sweats. I like to work out after work and I like to be comfortable. Dress clothes are very confining. Plus I usually don't go anywhere after work so its nice to be comfortable...
     
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    Me too!
     
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    If I'm home, it's likely that I will be in sweats or pajama pants/shorts and a t shirt or tank top.

    On the weekends I usually don't get dressed at all unless I have to. I'll shower and put on clean pajamas.
     
  30. SunnyGal

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    I'm the same way!:)
     
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    Yes. I have ruined too many "school outfits" by cleaning up or making dinner, so I usually have a few comfortable sets of clothes to change into. If I need to go out later, say for a board meeting or to meet with someone, I will usually just put my school clothes back on.
     
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    I usually change right away into some sort of lounge pants (right now capri track pants) and a t-shirt.
     
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    Yes, immediately!
     
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    Yes, I almost always change clothes. If I have any errands to run, I'll typically do them on the way home and still have on my work clothes. If DH and I are going somewhere else, I sometimes change clothes into something more "going out" appropriate.

    When I'm just going to be staying in all night, I'll change into knit shorts, a t-shirt, and slippers when I get home. I wear the same thing summer or winter, although I do have a pair of knit pajama pants that I wear in really, really cold weather.
     
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    Even though I dress what most people would consider quite casual for work, I still come home and get even more comfortable immediately. I have about five high school era t-shirts that are perfect, meaning they are very thin and somewhat large, that I rotate through along with a few ahtletic capris. My shoes are off before I even leave the school parking lot!
     
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    I change usually take a shower right away too. I want all the kid germs off me. I usually change into sweats.
     
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    90% of the time I put on my Jammies within 30 minutes of being home :)
     
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    Definitely. I have to dress business casual, and don't feel like wearing that while I'm trying to relax at home! :)
     
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    Yes! Get that bra off asap!

    When I had little ones I changed just to get the germs off me.
     
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    Oh, I am so glad that most of you do as I do--jammies. I can be found cooking dinner and cleaning house in my jammies, but at least I am comfy.
     
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    Immediately! Including all jewelry, especially. I cannot stand rings or necklaces longer than necessary. Sweats, t-shirt, and ponytail ASAP!
     

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