Scrubs are a critical component for medical workers. They let people know you’re a medical professional, they’re meant to remain sterile to keep outside pathogens out of the facility, and they’re inexpensive because they won’t last forever. Even if they’re not an expensive uniform and are meant to be changed out, there are some steps you can take to make your medical scrubs last longer so you don’t have to replace them as often.
Only Wear Them at Work
When you’re used to wearing your scrubs all day, you tend to want to wear them everywhere. Extend the life of your scrubs by resisting this urge and only wearing them while you’re at work. If you’re wearing them while out and about they will be susceptible to faster deterioration and need to be replaced more often. Aside from general, every wear and tear, wearing your scrubs around the house or while you’re out and about also raises the risk of stains and other damage.
Fight Stains as Quickly as Possible
Hospital work can be gross and stains are a normal part of the job. Keep a stain removal pen nearby and try to remove any excess liquid from stains when they happen. Managing stains right away will help them come out in the wash so that you don’t need a new set of scrubs every time your job gets messy.
Rotate Your Uniform
Make sure you have several sets of scrubs ready at all times and try to stagger buying new ones to replace old ones to keep the costs manageable. It’s best to have enough uniforms for at least a week, but preferably two weeks, so you’re not stuck doing laundry every time you need to wash your uniform. Rotate your scrubs each shift to make your medical scrubs last longer, and retire them when necessary.
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