Last updated on January 29th, 2020 at 11:45 am
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Each year as a household manager to a family of five, I end up with boxes and boxes of clothes that are either too small, stained or ripped and have to come up with ways to discard of them without adding to the local landfill. I recently spent an afternoon brainstorming all the things I could do with them and here are the 50 I came up with (with the help of Pinterest).
The Ultimate Green Guide To Repurposing Clothes
For clothes that are still in great shape (no stains or rips and little signs of wear)
Sell Or Donate
6. Give them to a family with children smaller than yours who are on a tight budget.
7. Donate them to a local thrift store or Goodwill.
Or repurpose them in some way for another family member
For clothes that are ripped or stained or dated
19. Save on paper towels and make them into rags for cleaning.
20. Make a dog toy
21. Make a fuzzy rug
22. Make a bracelet
24. Make a bag
31. Make coasters
38. Make an Apron
Cotton Blouses, Skirts, and Dresses
46. Collect together several items and make a baby quilt (or a large one if you want to)
Bonus Tip: You can also consign your children’s and women’s clothing online through ThredUp they even take shoes and purses too! You get up to 80% of the resale value either as in store credit or Paypal. You can start your account with a $10 credit for purchases when you sign up through my referral link.
For a list of 52 different websites, apps, and stores our thrifty family uses to help us keep our expenses low, click here to visit our Thrifty Tools Resource Page.