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Aug 01, 2019

What To Do With Excess Clothing

The fashion industry is something that is worth $2.4 trillion dollars, or if it was a country, it would be the 7th largest economy in the world. Fashion is a huge part of our economy, our culture, and our lives. And while it is booming now, there needs to be some changes made to make it more sustainable. The problem is many of us are over-saturated with clothes and fashion, and our closet might be overflowing with clothes that we haven’t worn in a while. When cleaning out your closet and decided what to keep and what to get rid of, don’t just throw away clothes, instead here are some clever ideas that you can do with your old clothes.

Sell Them
While this might seem like the simplest solution, but there are multiple ways that it can be done. You can sell your clothes individually on websites like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. Especially if your clothes are brand name, there are a lot of people who are on those websites that are always looking for a good deal. There are also many clothing consignment stores that will buy your clothes off of you and sell them or will give a cut of the price after they are sold. If you and your family clean out all your clothes, you can even have enough to have a yard sale.

Donate Them
There are a lot of thrift stores and homeless shelters that would love your gently used clothing. Many of them use the sale of your clothes to help fund important causes like homeless shelters and domestic abuse shelters. Your used clothes can go to a great cause, and you will be recycling so they don’t end up in a landfill.

Crafts
In this digital information age, crafts are easier than ever to do and research. Creativity is spread online and there are so many ideas that you can do with old clothes. One common idea is that if you have a lot of old graphic t-shirts that have sentimental value, you can sew them into a quilt. Here is a list of ideas that anyone could do with old sweaters, socks, and shirts.

Store Them
If you decide that you have some clothes that are only seasonal, or that are too sentimental to get rid of but you no longer wear them day-to-day, there are many ways that you can store clothes so they don’t get damaged. Make sure to wash them before storing and store them in clean, plastic containers lined with cotton sheets, not cardboard boxes. Mothballs are not that effective and can even dye your clothes over time, same with leaving them just in plastic bags. The more you check on the clothing and move them around, the better condition it will be over time because the fibers won’t break down as fast.

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