When you cook and clean, do you wear and apron? Do you like aprons?

@Nykkee (2523)
Canada
November 21, 2007 10:27am CST
I have recently discovered and interest in aprons. I have had problems forever with getting fat spatter or bleach cleaner on ym clothes while I am working around the house and resulting ruining outfits that I really like. So from there I started wearing an apron when I was doing anyhting messy around the house. Then I decided that I liked the traditional style of aprons and have been looking for differnt ones in different styles to collect so that I can match them to my outfit. Does anyone else out there share my interest? Would you ever order and fancy apron from an internet website? I have been considering designing some aprons that combine classic and modern styles.
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@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
22 Nov 07
I do wear apron when I am doing something messy, when I cant change clothes and I am afraind I am going to mess them up, or when I have visitors and I try not to dirty my clothes when I am in the kitchen. I anly have 3-4 aprons that are always visible to me so that I will remember to put them on. No I would personaly not buy aprons over the internet as I dont care how they look as long as I like them.And I can easily find one that I like in the stores.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
Yeah alot of aprons are very plain and only intended for practical use. But i like pretty things that have style and I would rather wear and fancy pretty apron then a plain white one like someone would wear for work somewhere.
• Australia
23 Nov 07
I dont have a single plain one I dont like white as it gets dirty very easy. Most of mine are with the things I like fish, teddy bears that sort of things.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
23 Nov 07
Oh they sound so cute! I really need to get a sewing machine so I can make myself a few aprons in a decent amount of time, hand sewing everything I do is taking me forever to get anything done
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I don't wear an apron while cleaning instead I wear old clothing so if I get stains on it, it wouldn't matter. I never ever wear good clothes to clean my house. Clothes cost too much to replace.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
I buy all of my clothes on sale or second hand but I still HATE it when I ruin something with grease or bleach.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
22 Nov 07
This is a true story.... my husband and I were trying our best to save money and would any way that we could so we rented a run down looking house that had just three rooms, kitchen, living room and bedroom with a bathroom attached. It was so tiny but it saved money and was cheaper than the apartment we were renting. I wanted a washer so we eventually found a guy who refubishes them and so we bought one from him really cheap. The only place we could put it was outside off the small porch on pallets and had to cover it with a tarp. One day I was washing white clothes and I had a really pretty poka dotted periwinkle colored dress on and when I was pouring the bleach in the measuring cup a gust of wind came up and blew the bleach all over my pretty dress. Oh talking about getting upset!! Whew! But nothing I could do but accept it because it was ruined and nothing was going to change that. It was a hard lesson learned very quickly that to wear only old ragged out clothes when cleaning so if I were to get a stain on them it wouldn't matter because my clothes are old and ragged. I don't throw out ALL of my ragged out old clothes but save a few for cleaning days so I won't ruin my good clothes. As for your clothes being "on sale" or "second hand" there's nothing wrong with that. I buy my clothes at Walmart or Goodwill where ever is cheap. I don't buy expensive clothing for I don't see the need to. Some people do for they're materialistic or have more money than they know what to do with but I'm one who doesn't and because of that, hubby and I have had the money to buy a lot of other nice things or they're nice to us but may not be to others but to us they're nice. So don't down the idea of buying cheap for it's a smart way to go.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
12 Mar 08
I know exactly how you feel. I could show you a ruined piece of clothing for every time i have forgotten to change or put on an apron before useing bleach. I think the best wy to shop for clothes is second hand, becuase that way you can get good brands (in my case brand I can't even buy in local stores) for super cheap. I have a hoodie I bought at the second hand store for I think $4.75 and it's Juicy Coutour brand and worth $94 if bought new.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I love my aprons! I wear at least one of them every day. In fact I just started two discussions on aprons myself, and that is how I came about seeing your discussion... by the list at the bottom.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
12 Mar 08
I don't wear my aprons nearly enough. And every time I forget I mess up another piece of clothing.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
22 Nov 07
Hmm, you're into aprons hey? They are a good idea really. I don't use an apron myself, that's because I don't cook in clothes i'm about to go out in or anything. Though I do remember my grandmother always in the kitchen, wearing her apron. She was a fan of the half aprons, you know that just tie around the waist and cover your front below the waist? I never really understood the point of those because when food splatters, it tends to land on your top half. I suppose the purpose of the half apron is to have something there to wipe your dirty hands on instead of dirtying a tea towel. I probably wouldn't order a fancy apron but if you take pride in your kitchen work then go for it. A woman should always look her best-even if she is in the kitchen!
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
Yeah my grandmother wears those too. I don;t really see the point in them either, It's either liek you said, basically a hand towel attached to your waist, or it's just a style thing with no practical purpose. I like full aprons, I don't like the half ones.
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
21 Nov 07
I only wear an apron in work as it is so messy working with grease and flour and stuff, but at home I havent got one. If I am staying at home I will wear old clothes just in case my good clothes get destroyed. And if I have to leave the house then I will change into good cothes. I think I must get one for home so that I can save a lot of time and hassle but I never think of them when I am in town. I think I will take a look on ebay while it is fresh in my mind!!! Thanks. :-)
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
It's nice to have them around even if you don't use them all the time so that you can wear nice clothes around the house if you feel like it without ruining them.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Nov 07
No I dont even own a apron. And I do alot of cooking and cleaning. I have gotten bleach on me too. But to be honest I never even think of an apron! I guess I should.LOL
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
Yeah, I often don;t think of my apron until it is too late. I need to start remembering about them before i start cleaning or cooking.
• United States
21 Nov 07
A plus for the discussion! I love aprons. There are some sites that I have looked at on the internet but I really don't want to pay $30-$40 for something that is so cheap to make. I don't have the need for fancy. I love going to auctions, flea markets, etc. and getting "finds". When I tie one of them around me, I am reminded of a time so different than the time we live in now. I also am reminded that another woman tied this very same apron on and wonder what she made and how many people she fed while wearing it. Sometimes I actually make up elaborate stories about what her life was. I also collect old wooden spoons, rolling pins, and cutting boards. The ones that I find with the most "energy" I have purchased from flea markets in Amish Country. ~Donna
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
21 Nov 07
That's funny you should mention aprons today as last night I walked into the living room and announced to my hubby I was going to buy an apron. When I was a teen and first started to get interested in cooking my mom bought me a kiss the cook apron. I wore that thing for years then it got lost somewhere in one of my moves and I never replaced it. Now I have my "cooking" shirts. Nice clothes I have ruined cooking without an apron! I think I will go to Ebay now and check to see what they have. Maybe we can bring them back to popular culture!
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
Hey maybe we can. That would be cool. I have often thought of making a website with all the stuff I like on it in an attempt to bring it all back into popular culture. Or at least form a group of people that all like the same stuff.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I have a few aprons, but only wear them if I am wearing something nice and don't have time to change. Which is about once a year, lol
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
I need to wear my aprons more, because I keep ruining my clothes.
@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
I have yet to appreciate the advantages of wearing an apron. I do know them but I find myself foregoing it. You do have an interesting idea of designing aprons. The aprons I see are somewhat plain. I imagine there are also different styles to it. I think the adjustable ones are cool.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
Thanks. I have a couple that I got at the local dollar store that aren't so bad, they are made of a printed shinty material, and I added some lace to fancy them up, but they aren't the best fit or very comfortable.
• United States
12 Mar 08
I don't really ever wear one. The only time I really wear one is when I am giving my cat a bath so she dosn't get my clothes all wet.
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@glamgrl (384)
• Ireland
22 Nov 07
i think i have a bit of a fethish for aprons my favorite are the 50s type frilly ones
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@monty24 (154)
• India
22 Nov 07
Well,I dont wear apron.it makes me more uneasy and uncomfortable but your interest is very interesting.
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@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
i dont really use aprons when cleaning the kitchen what for.. as long as you don clean the kitchen with a nice top no frets
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
great idea about the aprons,there is probably a hugh market for designer aprons.i myself would not wear a apron,i usually have my oversize t-shirts i wear while i clean,they are all bleached in spots and looks terrible,but i love them.maybe you can design some cleaning t-shirts as well
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
Thanks! I want to get a sewing maching so I can start making some at home and try selling them at the flea market along with the jewellery that I make.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
6 Sep 11
Hi, Nykkee. I don't wear aprons, but you have given me a great idea though! I usually clean with bleach and I need something that will cover up my clothing as I am cleaning. An apron would do just fine. You do have the same similarity as I do when it comes to matching your colors together. I usually do this with my scarves, bonnets and wraps. I match these to my clothing that I am wearing around the house.
• United States
28 Aug 08
Haha well i dont know it might just be me but i love to just get down and dirty cleaning up the house and just making sure the whole house is spotless. But i make sure the cloths im wearing are dirty worn out cloths or something that i dont mind that that. the only thing that might suck about that is if someone comes over unexpected and ur wearing evil old baggy cloths, but hey like i said its just me i dont mind to clean and cook i have no wife to do it and even if i did i would still rather do those and work, kk catch yeah later Nykkee Shawnzy
@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I must admit that I don't use an apron, I should, because I'm always getting stuff on my clothes when I'm cooking. I just never got into the habit of it, I have several of them hanging in the kitchen, we live in my mother in laws house and they're hers, but I just never seem to remember to put one on. Whenever she comes to visit, and if we're cooking something, she'll put one on and hand one to me, and I feel funny wearing it for some reason..lol. You probably should go with your idea, you may make some you some money....Have a good day
• Australia
22 Nov 07
I hate aprons, they are so old nana-ish! My mum wears one and she'll dance around the house teasing me because I am so embarressed by her! I think they are quite pointless because they only cover a small amount of you and they are just so daggy!
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
22 Nov 07
i dont like them. they are uncomfortable. it feel like you wear a bib. lol