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post #1 of Old 05-27-2009, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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What do you wear?

It was nearly 80 degrees today. I wore double tank tops and a pair of jeans. I was dripping with sweat after the first half hour. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of Old 07-02-2009, 11:27 PM
 
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I know what you mean about dripping with sweat! For me, it's the worst when vacuuming. I tend to wear knee-length skirts instead of pants. It's partly personal preference, but it also keeps me cooler than jeans.
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post #3 of Old 07-07-2009, 02:44 AM
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Professional Clothes more advisable than wearing jeans or any other clothes.
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post #4 of Old 01-12-2011, 01:37 AM
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I have black polo shirts with company logo embroidered on them (clearly, plain will do if you don't want to shell out for a logo!)

Winter time, we wear jeans. Summer time, khaki shorts. You can also layer under the polo as weather dictates.

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We are thinking about uniforms but...............cost is holding us back
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Tank tops and T-shirts? When sweating, good idea?

We clean houses in tank tops or t-shirts under our uniforms on hot days, not instead of uniforms, when sweating, cleaning in tank tops wouldn't be a good idea. We wear identification badges, background check and have a supervisor on ever job. Look professional, look your best! And always provide high quality services.
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post #7 of Old 01-25-2011, 02:33 PM
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Thumbs up scrubs

We are starting to wear Scrubs (for the pockets, and the comfort and uniformity). Colored ones with our company logo embroidered on the front pocket.
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post #8 of Old 03-02-2011, 08:16 PM
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We are starting to wear Scrubs (for the pockets, and the comfort and uniformity). Colored ones with our company logo embroidered on the front pocket.
I didn't think there was anyone else that came up with that idea. LOL I think they are comfortable, breathable and why not wear scrubs to 'scrub' in.

Although i know they are normally used in the medical field.
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yes, we have a uniform for our people as it looks more professional. But then I think it depends on what sort of cleaning you do. For res I just wore jeans and a top.
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Cleaning uniform

I have to say, I like the scrubs idea. They are thin, easy to move in and don't leave lint behind - plus they have pockets. I have worn the thick cotton/polyester dickies work pants - the ones that mechanics, and repairmen wear. They are fine in winter but are too hot for summer work. I usually wear thin worn out jean for bottoms in the summer along with a uniform top with my name badge on it. I just can't bear the polyester blend work pants in the summer. You need to be able to move comfortably while cleaning. I don't know how people can have their shirt tucked in while cleaning.

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post #11 of Old 03-04-2011, 12:55 PM
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The cleaning company I was with let us wear pants we were comfortable in and the company polo shirt. Pants were usually jeans or khakis. But whatever you decide to wear, make sure to remember you will probably be working with bleach! I learned that the hard way...

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Lightbulb scrubs...

Yea bleach is a problem..as we all soon find out. Scrubs are working out well though although yes mostly used in the medical field ..we can all agree we are caring for houses..(as well as people..!) ( an apron works well over the scrubs with company logo on it).
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French maid costume !

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Wink

...now thats an excellent idea !!
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I just wear my normal clothes, but I always wear a clean apron. I used to wait tables in a restaurant that only required us to wear an apron as our uniform. It was great because wearing my own clothes was comfortable, but the aprons made all of the servers easily identifiable to the customers, gave us a place to carry our stuff, and helped keep our clothes clean underneath. I think wearing an apron looks more professional than just wearing plain clothes. I want to be treated like a professional, but I also enjoy establishing a somewhat personal relationship with my customers. The apron sort of goes along with that I suppose. Plus, it gives me a place to stash all of my stuff. I keep my wood cleaner and all surface/glass spray in pockets at the front when I do all the dusting, along with several types of cloths stashed into the apron strings around my waist. I also keep that stuff there when I vacuum, so if I noticed I missed something while dusting, the tools are right there. Also keep my long dusting wand stashed in the apron strings. You can get an apron with your logo on it at care press for around $20.
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You worked at a restaurant that had you only wear an apron? Can I have the address please? I need to go there.
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post #18 of Old 03-22-2011, 11:24 PM
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Hardy har har.

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I used to wait tables in a restaurant that only required us to wear an apron as our uniform
- What I meant by "as our uniform" in that sentence was that the apron was our uniform, as opposed to wearing a logo tee shirt along with specific pants and shoes like some other places I've worked.

Your cheeky.

Oh and in that last sentence in the above post, I should have written "Cafe Press". Cafe Press will print anything you want on a large selection of items from coffee mugs to aprons.

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post #19 of Old 03-23-2011, 02:03 AM
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In my opinion we have to wear the apron through which we can prevent our clothes.
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Dang... I was looking forward to a trip to Ohio.
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