How do you deal with your old clothes?

@mermaidivy (15416)
United States
August 4, 2009 4:33pm CST
For those old old clothes that you won't even look at it and wear it, they are just there in your closet. Do you donate it or sell it or what? I found I have a bunch of old clothes like that that I won't wear it, I think I will probably give it to my little sister and see if she is interested; if not, I might donate it or something, I doubt regular clothes can be worth too much money. What about you?
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@taface412 (3177)
• United States
7 Aug 09
It depends...if they are old and ratty I just cut them up and use them as cleaning rags...saves me money and it is recycling. I have always meant for the better ones to be bagged up and take them to the thrift store and since I check them out every pay day I might start doing that.
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@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I sometimes give my old clothes to my dog to play as rags too.
• Philippines
7 Aug 09
oh well, i sell it to eBay lol... and i already earned a lot from it instead of occupying space in my closet... besides, i dont know any institution where i can give out some of my clothes.. actually, i still have more of my old clothes here and i still need to dispose them.
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@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I think you can find it on hte internet.
@Rose2798 (359)
• United States
4 Aug 09
I like designing and crafts, so sometimes I try to make the clothes into something else. But the rest goes to charity.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
5 Aug 09
I like to do that too! I feel like I have too many of the "same style" though these days and I wish I had something new to work with!
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
5 Aug 09
design out of the old clothes? That sounds interesting! :-)
@Rose2798 (359)
• United States
7 Aug 09
Yeah, this sound a bit odd, but one of my favorite shirts is made mainly of one of my old skirts. The downside of this, is that you have to sow most of the time. I HATE sowing!
• United States
5 Aug 09
I donate mine to charity, usually Salvation Army because there is a drop off center near me. Big Brothers/Big Sisters will come and pick up your charitable donations if you can't bring them someplace. Go to their website and you can get the instructions for arranging a pick-up. They will take most anything, too - furniture, games, toys, clothes, etc. If you own any "good" designer clothing/shoes/accessories, you can re-sell that to a consignment shop, which I've also done. Unfortunately that only works with the really expensive stuff you usually don't plan on selling!! It's worked for me in a couple of really tight situations when I needed extra cash.
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
6 Aug 09
They pay you for the clothes?
• United States
7 Aug 09
I've only been paid for the really good stuff, like I said. I had a Coach bag from a few seasons ago that I made a few hundred dollars on, and I sold a pair of Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses for another hundred or so. A few years ago I had a Burberry trench coat that I was able to make some money off of. I just looked up consignment shops in my area, called the stores to see what the policies were, and once I found someone that would buy back my old designer stuff, I was golden. They turn around and sell what you sold to them to the general public, but the people that buy it are paying way less than retail because the items are used.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
5 Aug 09
I usually donate them to a thrift shop if no one wants them.
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
5 Aug 09
What is thrift shop?
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
5 Aug 09
It's a used clothing shop. Some you can earn money from when your clothes sell and others just take donations.
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
i also got lots of old old clothes in my closet and in my mini draw box. i put it there for some reasons that maybe soon i will need it again. while some of my old clothes i already gave to my nephews and nieces. while some of it, me and my girlfriends have decided to sell it to friends. and the money we could have, we will use it for our business(still finding what business would it be). while some i donate it to those places and people who have gone through calamities and they have nothing to wear. its always so nice to have helped those in need. jhelai
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Yes, it is good to do donation :-)
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• Philippines
6 Aug 09
hello my friend mermaidivy and thank you so much for making me your BR. i appreciated it so much!!! jhelai
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
we usually give it to my relatives as hand me downs or give to our neighbors.
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
5 Aug 09
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
thanks!
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
5 Aug 09
i have tons of old that as well. i would definitely donate them, if only those donation centres or charities were near my place. unfortunately it's too far from my place and to lug a bag full of old clothes in a taxi/cab and all, that would be too much of a hassle for me. if possible, i try to give them away though that happens only seldom due to our circumstances. thus, i just throw them away even though it breaks my heart. cos sometimes even though my clothes are years old, they still look ok. no holes or whatever.
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
5 Aug 09
My old clothes don't have any wholes or marks either, I was just tihnking about it takes up a lot of space in my closet.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
5 Aug 09
oh yea, my clothes definitely take up a lot of space in my drawer. too much for my liking in fact. -_-"
4 Aug 09
I always give my(outer)clothes to the local charity shops. They can make good money for their good causes. I always feel better donating for free & letting the charities benefit rather than trying to sell for a few pounds. Underwear goes straight in the bin! X
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Oh yea... I don't think I would donate any underwears...
8 Aug 09
Even though I spend £££s on underwear, I would never think of passing it on - it just doesn't seem right. x
• United States
24 Aug 09
I hold onto the ones with emotional ties the rest go to battered women's shelters! They need them much more than I need things lying around being taken for granted!
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Thanks for sharing :-)
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Hi mermaid...I donate my old clothes if they're good enough to be worn again. If not, they go in the garbage. After all if they're stained or ripped I wouldn't want someone else to wear them. However if they're still nice and I just don't wear them anymore I'll gladly donate them to a goodwill store. Sometimes I'm lucky that an organization has drives where they pick up bags that you leave on your porch so you don't have to go anywhere - they come to you!
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Thanks for sharing :-)
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
hi mermaidivy!^^ before i used to sell my old clothes. i would hang them in our terrace so that people passing by can see them and maybe buy them. i would have wanted it to continue but i can't look after it everyday because i have work. and there's no one in our house interested enough to look after it. so i had to stop it. now i just give away my old clothes to my relatives who want them. i want to give them to charity but i don't have any access to them. i prefer nearby charities because its hard to carry too many clothes.^^
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
17 Aug 09
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
11 Aug 09
I tend to sort things out - clothing i dont wear, that doesnt fit and store it in my basement for 6 months. A year for summer clothing. If i dont go down for the clothing after that long - i either keep it for my garage sale or i take it into the city to the salvation army. Some i remake into things like quilts or other neat little sewing projects.
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
17 Aug 09
@olepmis (843)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
I donate my old clothes to someone who are in needs like typhoon/fire victims. You know it is better to give than to receive. :-)
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
7 Aug 09
@airakumar (1555)
• India
6 Aug 09
Generally, I give it to my servants. Sometimes I donate it to some orphan. Yes, I agree with you but I don't give it to my sister, it has been our habit to wear own cloths. Yes, we exchange sometimes but when it is old we just donate it or give to the servants.
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
7 Aug 09
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
6 Aug 09
Sometimes I will take them to Goodwill and sometimes I will have a yard sale first and see what I can sell. What I have left I will then take to Goodwill after having maybe three yard sale in the summer.
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
7 Aug 09
@grundmang (112)
• Israel
5 Aug 09
just throw them all away or give them to someone i know that needs them
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
6 Aug 09
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
5 Aug 09
I tend to wear my clothes until they fall apart and then I use them as cleaning rags around the home! I have lost some weight over the last few years, so I have just gone through everything that is too big and I am going to donate them to a local charity who run a second hand clothing store!
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
6 Aug 09
@ryouga (63)
• United States
5 Aug 09
I've either gave the items to charity or worn them till they were only good as wash rags. I know a lot of my stuff went to goodwill before I moved.
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
6 Aug 09
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
5 Aug 09
I donate ours to the Diabetes Society (or maybe it's foundation). I actually donate to them mostly because it's the easiest - they have bins at the grocery store so it's convenient. I just swing into the parking lot and dump my bag of clothes and/or household items in the bins and it's done.
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
5 Aug 09