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Carry a Clothing Color Chart When Shopping

Returning clothing you have purchased is a hassle no one wants to have to deal with. I hate when I buy something and it doesn't match, or I pass up an item on sale because I didn't remember I had a new skirt it would have been perfect for until I got back home.

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Thinking back to years ago and a color chart I had carried in my purse, I converted last year's purse calendar (the kind that is about the size of a checkbook with a plastic cover) to a wardrobe inventory book.

Labeling each page with Tops, Bottoms, Outerwear, Shoes, etc., I snipped very tiny snippets of fabric from seam allowances, etc. of all my skirts, blouses, jackets and dresses and pasted them into the pages alongside a short description of each item.

Now when I shop, I can flip open my book to see what I already have (so I don't buy items I don't need) and find the perfect match for every garment. No more returning items because I got them home and they didn't match!

By texasauthor1 from Dallas, TX

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March 2, 20100 found this helpful

Wonderful idea! Especially with shades of navy, black, brown that can be tricky. You think the pants with match the sweater...but. Thanks so much!

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January 12, 20130 found this helpful

That is a wonderful idea! I am going to make one for the kids!

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