I wonder if you face the same dilemma that I face with my winter tights. They are all together in a drawer and the good tights (ladderless, hole free, no knee sagging or worn areas, no snags) are in amongst the awful tights. When you need a good pair of tights you have to sort through the whole pile or drawer, and when you are wearing boots, or wellies and you dont need such a pristine pair you still have to sort through the same pile.
This activity wastes time each time it is undertaken.
So today’s big solution is to have a tights bag for walking/romping/planning ahead . Then, the next time you need a less than perfect pair you can go straight to that bag.