What do you with clothes that you no longer use?

used clothing - what do you do with used clothing?
@Zelmarq (11503)
Cebu City, Philippines
July 31, 2007 9:32am CST
In our house we keep them and gather them together and when they are many enough we send them to our relatives in the province. We keep them so that we can give it to them because we know that they still can make use of it and it would surely be of great use to them. Our relatives do farming and find it hard to but new clothes for their place is very far from the city and they can only sometimes buy new ones when they have extra money. Its of the thing that my relatives wait for every christmas day coz its is what we have been doing for the past years and we do it to make them happy and to also help them. How about you, what do you do with the good clothing that you no longer use?I hope you can share. Happy mylotting!
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@mindyja25 (181)
• United States
31 Jul 07
I will always give my clothes away if they are in ok shape. My mother knows alot of people that wear my size so she gives them to some ladies she knows. My baby clothes I hand me down to a girl I work with who has a son a few months younger then my baby so it works out nice.
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@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
31 Jul 07
we give some of the good clothes that our older daughter has outgrown to friends of the family and they give us clothes that their kids have outgrown for our youngest daughter and with her clothes, they go to her cousins.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
1 Aug 07
Its also good to teach our children how to share to others.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
31 Jul 07
Sometimes I wear my clothes until they are not good for anyone else to wear. But, if they are still good and I want to get rid of them, I donate them to the Council for the Blind...they have a store where they sell donated things to support their group. Or, we might give to the Goodwill.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
1 Aug 07
Thats a great news for the blind, this is only of sharing our blessings and mayb in this simple act it could bring joy to their hearts.
@mengyuan (46)
• China
1 Aug 07
I often give the clothes which i no longer use to my neiber and other poor children.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
16 Aug 07
at least these poor children could still make use of the things that you no longer need. Thats a kind act.
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
1 Aug 07
Personally, I tend to bag my clothes and donate them to charity. My son's outgrown baby clothes I usually sell on ebay, but occassionally I will donate those as well. My partner seems to have clothes coming out of everywhere, so I usually try to do a big clean out o his drawers and his side of the wardrobe every few months... I usually get a few garbage bags full. My clothes on the otherhand, I tend to only have to go through once a year... if that, and even then I usually struggle to fill up even one bag. I like giving them to charity, as I feel like I am supporting the community, and those less fortunate... we are not exactly "well off" financially... but are doing much better than we were, but are still not in position to donate a great deal of money, so I feel that by giving these clothes, as well as other goods... such as toys and so on, I am doing "my bit". :)
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Aug 07
Yes thats a true act of generousity, being able to share what we have to our brothers who are less fortunate.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
31 Jul 07
I offer them to my sons or give them away to charity, and if they are damaged then I just throw them away.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Aug 07
Yes of course its not good to give away those damaged ones, they may not be able to use it.
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
31 Jul 07
Wow, that's really nice of you and your family. About 3 times a year I go through my clothes and bag everything up and take it to our local thrift store. I wish I could claim something as giving as you!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Aug 07
Thank you, its the only way we could help our relatives there, we dont have financial assistance that we can give.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
31 Jul 07
I usually take them to the Salvation Army or put them in one of the boxes for "King's Ranch" that they have around here. They supply clothes and other stuff for victims of domestic violence and homeless. I actually do the "King's Ranch" now instead of the Salvation Army. It's more convenient.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Aug 07
people will be very happy to recieve those gifts from generous people like you. Have a nice day to you. Happy mylotting!
• United States
31 Jul 07
If I know that I can get a lot for them I'll sell them on e-bay. Otherwise, I'll give them to Goodwill or something like that. Usually, they just sit around my house, though, because I never find the time to do something with them.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Aug 07
Wel if you have time you can gather them and if you feel that someone might need it you can share i those who needs clothes and just dont have enough money to buy new ones. It would make you happy to the happiness and the smiles of those who will recieve your clothes. I hope you can decide soon. Happy mylotting.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
1 Aug 07
If there is something that no longer fits or I seldom use, I get rid of it. I will let my sons have it or give it away to charity, I don't like to have things lingering in the house.
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
1 Aug 07
If the clothes that we no longer wish to wear are in good condition, we will usually put them aside in the wardrobe, and donate them to the Salvation Army regularly. We also sometimes donate unwanted clothes to our Filipino maid. She will usually want them because many of these are branded clothes. Some of the clothings we have donated are actually brand new, with their price tags still pasted on the labels. Sometimes we buy shirts and pants, and forget to wear them for some time, and they do not fit us anymore so we have no choice but to give them away.
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
1 Aug 07
The childrens clothing gets passed down to younger cousins or siblings. Adult clothing goes to freecycle or other charities.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Aug 07
We do the same thing wait to see what the baby is then if a girl we send the clothes they can use other things we set up a yard sale and if that dont take them we give them to what ever charity place that will take them
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Aug 07
Its a good feeling to be able to share to other peopl and to those who are in need of it.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Aug 07
yes for we share and then they share and it goes on and on
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
1 Aug 07
I take ours to the Goodwill store, and they sell them. I think that is very good of you to give your clothes to your family. Clothes can cost alot of money. I am going over to my friends tomorrow and getting her baby clothes that she doesn't need and send them to my new niece, who just had her baby on June 21..
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Aug 07
es its nice and it surely feels good aside from getting rid of the things you could also make people happy through giving it to them.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I love to make people happy..because it makes me happy..
• Switzerland
1 Aug 07
Same. We have loads of relatives in the province and most of our cousins are younger than us so our old clothes are a lot of help to them. Also, the old clothes come in handy for typhoon and other calamity victims.
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2 Aug 07
I donate mine to charity shops.
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
1 Aug 07
Hi,Zelmarq! I have encountered the similar problem.And I started a discussion on Mylot.com for help.Most Mylotters told me that it is better to give my clothes to the charity organizations or the people who need our help.I think these suggestions are useful. I think it it better to give your clothes to someone who needs them. Happy Mylotting!
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Aug 07
Sharing makes us happy and all the more makes other people who recieve it.
• Philippines
1 Aug 07
we usually give our used clothing to our relatives in the provinces, sometimes we give them to the victim of flood, fire and to the less fortunate who sometimes knocks on our door and begging for clothes. Its good thing to share especially when you give it to the one who cannot give you in return.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Aug 07
Thats the same that we do here in my country also.
@gamedoc0 (11)
• Canada
1 Aug 07
what is do with my clothes is we put them in boxes and store them in our garage then people come over and pick them up and send them so salavation army a store for poor people i think my girlfriend noe a lot about it anyway.. tell me more about what you do with your clothes!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Aug 07
Thats nice, I have heard about the salvation army on this discussion,im just glad a lot of people are helping them.
• United States
1 Aug 07
I give them away !
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Aug 07
Thats nice to give away to people we care about.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
i know how to sew clothes so i keep some clothes that i can make into something again. such as pillow cases and pot holders. i can remodel my clothes so it can fit my teens with the touch of their own style. thats what i do with clothes that are old but still can look like new. wink wink
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Aug 07
Wow thats very creative of you, I hope i have that kind of talent, but sadly I am what I call a frustrated stylist.