Sometimes the MOST obvious things can be the hardest.
Oh how my heart sang when Hubby decided it was time to get rid of this hole-ey t-shirt.
But then came the question, “What do we do with it?”
It feels weird to throw fabric in the trash. (Though I’m not against that.)
But it also feels wrong to donate clothing that isn’t wearable, so I thought I’d share some things I’ve learned about this very subject.
1. Many donation places WANT stained/ripped clothes because they sell it by the pound to rag-makers. I have been told this by two different places in my town. Actually, they were begging people to share this information.
If you want, you can put the stained/ripped clothing into a different box/bag and label it for them. Neither place I spoke to asked for this though.
2. Old jeans, t-shirts, etc. make good cleaning rags to use in your own home.
I shared how I do this here.
3. Many animal shelters use stained clothing to make rags or pet bedding.
From a comment by Jessica on this post:
“We use t-shirts and old sweaters to line Kitty and doggie carriers. If they get dirty we throw them away.”
If you’re worried, call the place where you donate and ask.
Just don’t keep them in your home because you don’t know what to do with them.