When you work from home, you will not need to spend as much money on clothes as when you go to the office or other location every day. Some people will save more than others. It depends on the type of workplace you would be going to if you were employed away from home. It also depends on the type of work you are doing at home.
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Cost of clothing Some people find it necessary to spend a considerable amount on clothing considered appropriate for the work place. Sometimes it is the expectations of the company you work for or others in your workplace that makes you feel obliged to outlay more cash than you really want to on clothes.
Suits and similar corporate style clothing may also require dry cleaning, an added cost.
Buying clothes appropriate for many workplaces is expensiveCourtesy of Pixabay
There can be a stigma about wearing the same clothes all the time, depending on the field of work you are involved in. For some places there is a uniform and this isn't a problem.
Shoes Then there is the cost of shoes. Your sneakers may not cut it in the workplace, but they will be fine if you are working at home.
Handbag Women are likely to need a handbag, quite likely more than one, if they are working away from home.
Makeup Add the expense of makeup to the cost of clothes and accessories and the total outlay can be quite high.
Clothes when working at home If working at home you may still need corporate style clothes for attending certain functions or when you are meeting clients. However, you may find you only need one such outfit because many days you are working at home on your own and not dealing with clients face to face.
For those who work on their own most of the time, casual clothes may be what you need almost every day. Some can even stay in their pajamas if that works. (However, many people advise against this as they believe you are more focussed and productive if dressed for work.)
It is likely casual clothing is fine if you are working at homeImage courtesy of Pixabay
Save by buying from op shops If you work from home and set your own hours, it is easier to access op shops for cheap clothing and to take advantage of their sale days. Some op shops have a week now and then when you can buy a bag of clothes for $5. Others sells items with a particular colour tag at half price each week but you need to drop in regularly to take advantage of this.
When you go to the office every day there may be few opportunities to check out the op shops. In the city there are fewer op shops and they tend to have higher prices. You may only have a half hour lunch break, not enough time to get to the op shop, find a few items, try them on and get back to work. There may be work place stigma about op shopping as well.
It is likely you will save a considerable amount on your wardrobe if you work from home.