What do you do with clothes that you no longer wear?

@subha12 (18453)
India
March 29, 2008 10:04am CST
Do you keep them aside? or they are just dumped? or do you sell them in second hand stores. or is it like donating them to poor people? i just donate some or may be we use some as dusters and all. what do you do?
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
29 Mar 08
Hello,subha! We preserve our old clothes for donation to the needy people.but in recent years i have not seen any person requesting for such clothes.so it has become a problem for me.of course a few of them are used as dusters but yet there are a lot more.in India we have no second hand cloth stores to sell.so some other device has to be developed for disposing off the old clothes.thank you.
• India
30 Mar 08
well i donate them
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@keyers (159)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I usually will donate mine or throw them away sometimes its easier to throw it away so its not sitting around my house.After I had my first child I found out about consignment shops and sold alot of her old baby stuff there I good pretty good money and used it to buy more of the things she needed.
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@goergineo (1498)
• Jordan
29 Mar 08
I usually buy them to the recycling unit. the money i take usually brings me a new good looking siut. but this is equal a huge amount of clothes, it takes me almost 10 months to do that.
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@Candee (530)
• India
12 Apr 08
We recycle it with the prphanage I am attached to. It feels great to see another girl wearing the same stuff!. If the clothes are torn, I use it for dusters as well.
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@pooh08 (672)
• Vietnam
12 Apr 08
My grandmother always collect my family's old clothes. She do it for her cousin stay the village community. She always say they don't have enough clothes to wear.
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• Australia
31 Mar 08
Yeah i give all my friends a pick out of my baby stuff or really nice clothes, apart from that i donate them all to an op shop unless they are ruined or really old looking.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
we usually give to relatives who are less able to buy new clothes. we also donate some of our old clothes to flood victims or typhoon victims. there was a time when me and my sister sold our old clothes and that's of my mom's. it was a good extra source of money but there was no one to look after it because we're both busy.
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@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
30 Mar 08
I don't sell my old clothes. I just give them away. I don't have much time to make another dress out of an old one. I would rather buy.
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• United States
29 Mar 08
I am trying to get in the habit of donating my no longer worn clothes to the goodwill. There is one right up the street, and I have some of my and my children's clothing that are still good, yet too small to wear, in a bag in the basement. The problem is I am too lazy to take them up there. I don't drive, so I would have to walk up the street with the bag over my shoulder, since it doesn't look like I am going to get anyone to take me. One day, when I have nothing to do, and MyLot is slow lol. I probably will take them up there.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
29 Mar 08
I usally donate mine or send mine to Good Will. Even they clothes they don't sale there they give to other countries that are in need of clothes. I use to work there years ago and I worked with the clothes that were sent there or that people brought in.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I usually throw them out in the trash when my clothes are worn out. And Im just sick of them I will donate them to good will. I dont have the room in this house to store clothes.
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• India
29 Mar 08
i used to dump them in a cupboard. I dont remember selling them in a second hand market, but i used to sell my old books. Most of my old dress end up as dusters and other cleaning materials. But there are few dresses which i dont like to see as a duster coz they were used in some special occasions.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I give the clothes that i no longer wear, to my daughter, most usually if she wants them. If she doesn't want them I usually take them and drop them off at the Goodwill store for them to wash and prepare to resell as used clothing at a discount.
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@cupoftea (715)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I do give them to Salvation Army. If they are in good condition, If they arebeyond another use I use them for rags or just throw them away.
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
29 Mar 08
i would use some at home if these are clothes i originally wear for outside. :) sometimes i would just donate if there are needs to do so.. mostly i keep them for december. i dont give out the old clothes if they are not wearable still. of course, when we give at least something that can still be used.
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I take them to the local consignment shop. I make money off of the clothes and can use the money to go towards new clothes and those that can't afford to spend a fortune on clothes get a good deal.
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@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
29 Mar 08
I donate my clothes that I no longer wear and some that are still in very good condition and had only been used once or twice, I give it to my younger cousins.
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@paulsy (1264)
• Philippines
29 Mar 08
If I have outgrown them, sometimes I would give them away. But most of the time, I keep them aside. When I'm in the mood, I look back at my old stuff and check out if I'd like to wear any of my old clothes again. My daughter and I wear almost the same size these days, except for the jeans. She's got bigger hips than I do. She likes wearing some of the shirts I don't usually wear anymore, so I can't really give away the clothes I don't wear anymore.
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@dongsting (190)
• China
13 Jul 08
I donate them.I have no expensive clothes,so if I keep them aside,I have to take care of them.:) that is not a easy work. isn't it,sunbha?