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Whether your unwanted clothing is ripped, stained, unfashionable, or just too small, you don’t have to throw it away. If it’s not too beat up, you can donate it to Goodwill or Dress for Success or someplace. You can also recycle your old, unwanted clothing into something you’ll use. Here are some suggestions.
- Does that bright yellow t-shirt not go with as many things as you expected? You can always dye clothing to more desired colors.
- Old clothing, from socks to t-shirts, can be cut into cleaning cloths, shop rags, or dust rags. Why buy rags or cleaning cloths when you can make your own out of unwanted clothing?
- Get creative with scissors and unwanted dresses or pants and cut them into skirts or shorts. Sew up the new hems and you’ve got something new.
- Use old clothing as material for making crafts. Don’t have to go out and buy fabric when you may have some hanging unused in your closet. Use old clothing to make puppets, new clothing, purses, patchwork scarves, and even blue jean drink coasters. Use the buttons, zippers, and cloth – you can make anything.
- You can cut the clothes up into squares to make a quilt. Maybe make a quilt of all the clothing your kids have grown out of.
- With two old t-shirts, a sewing machine (or a needle and thread), an old belt, and scissors you can make a reusable grocery bag.
All you need is some creativity, tools, and time and you can turn your old, unwanted clothing into something new. It’s fun, easy, and the possibilities are limitless.