travel nurses

  1. i'm writing an article about travel nursing with tips on what clothes work best in different regions, what's easy to pack, how you plan your wardrobe when you move around a lot, etc. Does anyone have tips you'd be willing to share?
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  3. by   bagladyrn
    I used to carry only clothes for summer weather as I worked in the north in the summer and then FL or southern AZ in the winter. Then I extended a contract in northern NV and realized I owned 4 bathing suits and NO sweaters. I had to go out and buy a whole winter wardrobe! Now I carry one medium sized suitcase with cold weather clothes with me at all times. One tip I can offer - if you find yourself without appropriate clothes, consignment shops are a lifesaver. I tend toward easy maintenence clothes, thinks that pack easily, need little or no ironing, avoid dry clean only. I carry enough scrubs to make it through 2 weeks without doing laundry (6-7 pairs) in case my housing doesn't have washer/dryer and I have to go to the laundromat.
    When I find myself building up too many clothes as I travel, I sort through and the local Goodwill gets a donation.