Whether you’re new to the scrub-wearing game or a veteran at donning the duds, at some point you’ll face that harrowing question - “How many scrubs does a person really need?” 2? 5? 25?
The answer is: it depends. So before you throw out your 30 year collection of scrubs (or run to the nearest store and buy 12 more pairs), check out these tips and tricks for determining just how many scrubs you really need:
First, make sure you know your employer’s policies on scrub cuts, colors, and patterns. Does your employer use color coding to distinguish between departments? Are patterned scrubs allowed? You don’t want to run out and buy your favorite Mickey Mouse scrubs and then find out your employer only allows solid colors. Check the rule book before updating your wardrobe.
Compare your laundry schedule and work schedule. It’s true, some of us only do laundry every other week. Others like to throw in a load every other night. Think realistically about how often you do laundry and whether or not you care about having freshly washed scrubs every single time you work. (Tip: if you regularly pick up extra shifts you should keep an extra pair of scrubs on hand so that you’re not scrambling to find a clean pair at the last minute.)
Look for wear and tear. How tough are you on your scrubs? Just because you think you have enough scrubs doesn’t mean it’s not time to retire some of the old ones. Do at least an annual check on your scrubs to determine which ones to keep and which ones to toss.
Check the weather. Do you live in a cold climate state? You may want to invest in some long-sleeved scrub jackets (such as Landau Scrub Jackets Crew Neck Warm-up Jacket) for the winter months. This means you’ll need both short-sleeved and long-sleeved scrubs. If you live in a warm-weather state you are more likely to get through the winter with the same short-sleeved scrubs that you wear in the summer (though you may want to layer a tank or long-sleeved t-shirt if it gets a little cool).
Consider your own personal tastes. If your employer allows you to choose the cut and colors of your scrubs then you have the freedom to express yourself through your work attire. What’s your style? Do you want some with patterns (check out these patterned Scrub Tops, Scrub Bottoms & Scrub Jackets) and some that are solid? Do you want special holiday scrubs? Think about what colors and patterns will most make you feel comfortable and cheerful at work.
So, bottom line - think carefully about your unique needs and tastes before buying (or throwing out) all your scrubs. When it’s time to get some new work apparel Scrubs123 will meet your needs!
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