Adding new scrubs to your work-wardrobe is a necessity. First of all they get well used and worn. Secondly, it is always good to keep things fresh. Wearing the same thing everyday can get boring and can even affect your mood while you’re on the job. You don’t need to like prints to add a little color to your rotation. There are other options. More and more hospitals & nurses are looking to customizing their new scrubs to add a little more character to their uniforms.
How are they doing this? It can be as simple as embroidering your name on your tops or as ornate as having the hospital letters screen printed down the pant leg. You would be surprised at some of the custom jobs that come through the door here.
While customization can be great way to add a touch of personalization and character to your work wear, it comes with a cost. Weather you screen print or embroider there is usually about $50 worth of upfront costs involved just to get started. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to keeping your costs low.
- Shop with a company that can handle both the customization and carries the scrubs you want (every extra step you can cut out can save $!).
- Get together with some friends that may want the same logo. The larger the order the more spread out those up-front costs will be. Even if you are just going to have your names embroidered, if you shop with a store that offers wholesale scrubs you can typically call them and negotiate a much better price when there is a larger quantity involved.
- Use the same company for future purchases. Once you have shopped with one store, your up-front costs should be significantly reduced (if not eliminated) the second time.
Customization is a great way to enjoy what you wear a little more. Get with a few friends and give it a shot!