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brooklynite

(95,183 posts)
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:00 PM Oct 2021

Where do you store your mask when you're not wearing it?

In Italy, most people wear them on the wrist or elbow.


27 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
on your neck
3 (11%)
on your wrist or elbow
4 (15%)
one one ear
1 (4%)
in a pocket
9 (33%)
in a separate bag
2 (7%)
other
8 (30%)
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Where do you store your mask when you're not wearing it? (Original Post) brooklynite Oct 2021 OP
Sits in the front seat of my car. jimfields33 Oct 2021 #1
Yep. Me too. CTyankee Oct 2021 #4
Same here lagomorph777 Oct 2021 #13
I put mine on the dashboard of my car, since sunlight is good for masks. n/t CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2021 #2
Same here. A couple days in the sun in a hot car should kill any virus. Klaralven Oct 2021 #24
I have a bag by the garage door full AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2021 #3
Message auto-removed Name removed Oct 2021 #10
The bag by the door is reusable cloth ones AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2021 #12
Post removed Post removed Oct 2021 #17
I make ear buddies with a scrap of fabric stillcool Oct 2021 #5
Under my straw hat or baseball cap while out and about Backseat Driver Oct 2021 #6
In a ziploc bag Danmel Oct 2021 #7
I'm surprised mask quilts aren't a thing. nolabear Oct 2021 #22
on my person? Back pocket. Otherwise? Car cup holder Amishman Oct 2021 #8
We have them stashed all over the place. MuseRider Oct 2021 #9
When I'm heading into a building that doesn't appear very busy, I put it on my Vinca Oct 2021 #11
Yikes. lagomorph777 Oct 2021 #14
I guess it depends on where you live. I do business in the country's most vaccinated state Vinca Oct 2021 #16
Same obamanut2012 Oct 2021 #18
Folded in my purse. n/t Greybnk48 Oct 2021 #15
I mostly wear jeans, and there's a mask in the back pocket of each. There's some in my purse... Hekate Oct 2021 #19
When I wore them more, kept one in back pocket... VarryOn Oct 2021 #20
Looped over door handle or turn signal post of car. Wingus Dingus Oct 2021 #21
Mine also hang on the turn signal handle LeftInTX Oct 2021 #27
Always a set folded in my purse. My most reliable because always Hortensis Oct 2021 #23
No single place. Jirel Oct 2021 #25
Looped over my car's gear shifter chia Oct 2021 #26
Gearshift nt XanaDUer2 Oct 2021 #28
Car console Freddie Oct 2021 #29
I voted Other... Lars39 Oct 2021 #30

jimfields33

(16,279 posts)
1. Sits in the front seat of my car.
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:02 PM
Oct 2021

I use it to go into stores. Otherwise it sits in the front seat. It’s been there close to 18 months now.

Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #3)

AZSkiffyGeek

(11,228 posts)
12. The bag by the door is reusable cloth ones
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:33 PM
Oct 2021

The box is in case I forget them and don't realize until I'm at the store.
I bring the reusable ones in to wash.

Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #12)

stillcool

(32,626 posts)
5. I make ear buddies with a scrap of fabric
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:18 PM
Oct 2021

sewing a button on each end. I slip the elastic over the ear, and onto a button, do the same thing on the other side. It allows me to pull my mask down, around my neck skipping the ears entirely.

Backseat Driver

(4,414 posts)
6. Under my straw hat or baseball cap while out and about
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:23 PM
Oct 2021

The cloth, multi-color and/or design, unchosen clean ones hang by the ear loops from a pants hanger on the towel bar in the ground-level half-bath, his on one side - mine on the other, with fresh filters for their pockets in a bag inside the vanity cupboard next to the extra TP rolls. Makes for fast change with sanitizing/hand/and mask washing on the flip-side. There is also a supply of the blue surgi-masks in the car glove box just in case. Alternatively, I have worn it on the wrist/elbow and/or stuffed in a pocket. We are now fully boosted by vaccine as well.

Danmel

(4,949 posts)
7. In a ziploc bag
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:27 PM
Oct 2021

I have a pretty big collection. Decided since I'm not wearing much makeup, I would fashionably coordinate my masks to my outfits. My husband says he's going to build me a mask wall like Moira's wig wall in Schitts Creek. I put them in the laundry after each wearing.

nolabear

(42,019 posts)
22. I'm surprised mask quilts aren't a thing.
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 02:24 PM
Oct 2021

Seems like a natural. Maybe after we don’t have to wear the damn things so much…

MuseRider

(34,151 posts)
9. We have them stashed all over the place.
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:28 PM
Oct 2021

From the basic to the most protective, each car has a collection. The linen closet has bags of them. My purse always has about 4 of them but when I do not take the entire thing with me the car is supplied.

When I take it off I am usually outside and getting to the car so I just carry it.

I had my very first reaction since at the store yesterday for the first time I felt like we were the only people wearing masks. One lady (I thought of her as an old lady but that isn't fair as I have somehow become one of those myself!) without a mask rolled her eyes dramatically and obviously at me and mouthed the word idiot. I pictured her in a coffin and that was enough for that episode. I was quite proud because I wanted to "wrassle" her to the floor and punch her.

Sorry I went too far. I carry it.

Vinca

(50,350 posts)
11. When I'm heading into a building that doesn't appear very busy, I put it on my
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:32 PM
Oct 2021

wrist. I may or may not put it on depending on the circumstance. I always have an assortment of masks in the car.

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
14. Yikes.
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:35 PM
Oct 2021

When I'm heading into any building other than my own house, the mask (and a face shield) is on.

Vinca

(50,350 posts)
16. I guess it depends on where you live. I do business in the country's most vaccinated state
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:39 PM
Oct 2021

with very low rates of Covid and virtually everyone wears a mask in a place like the grocery store where there are lots of people. This morning, for example, I went into a huge garden supply store and I think there were only 3 people in the whole store so I didn't put on the mask until I approached the checkout.

Hekate

(91,204 posts)
19. I mostly wear jeans, and there's a mask in the back pocket of each. There's some in my purse...
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 01:50 PM
Oct 2021

… in a plastic bag. There’s an unopened box of 20 in the emergency supplies in the trunk of my car, and a couple in the drop-drawer. There’s a table in the front hall, and in its small drawer are extra keys, extra sunglasses (I’m really light sensitive), and a packet of masks.

The nice thing about having a good supply of disposables in the drop-drawer of the car is I can offer one to a friend when we’re out.

Such is modern life.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
23. Always a set folded in my purse. My most reliable because always
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 02:25 PM
Oct 2021

close by and my husband doesn't grab them.

Masks of a couple qualities stored in the car, truck and powder room.

We hang our current ones from the gear shifts.

Jirel

(2,037 posts)
25. No single place.
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 02:41 PM
Oct 2021

I usually have multiple on me. Some are in my purse or computer bag. One may be in my pocket. Sometimes I have one in a tray in my car.

Lars39

(26,120 posts)
30. I voted Other...
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 03:44 PM
Oct 2021

One upstairs, one downstairs, one or two in my purse, a couple in each vehicle. When I wore a cloth mask I wore it around my neck because I made them with a cord adjuster (like on a coat). I tried a lanyard with KN95s, but I fumbled around too much.

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