Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Old Clothes

Yesterday I had a little time on my hands and decided to go through some old clothes.  I took some to a consignment shop to sell and made $68.  I sold them at a place called Plato's Closet. I don't know if they're nationwide or not, but they pay a pretty good amount for clothes.  

Next, I separated some into a pile to give to Goodwill.  Then I had some shirts that were really stained, ripped, etc.  I didn't really want to give those to Goodwill because they were incredible hideous and I don't think they would even keep them.  But, I didn't want to throw them away either. So, being my cheap self I decided to make little rags with them.  I have been trying to reduce the amount of paper towel I use, but I don't like to dirty my nice dish clothes. Cutting up these yucky clothes were a good solution.  

I made three sizes.  Big ones for the hubby when he washes the car, does yard work, etc.  Middle size ones for larger clean ups and little ones for wiping the counter and other kitchen things. Now, I know you are wondering to yourself if I use them in the bathroom too. Ummm...maybe for the occasional light counter cleaning, but this girl will NOT be using these on the toilet.  I'm simply not green enough for all that.  The idea of washing anything with toilet rags makes me a little icky.  And I don't think it's worth wasting a load of laundry to wash them alone.  I'd might as well use paper towel with all the water I'd be wasting.  

So here they are:

Have a great day!!


  1. I love the rag idea! I'll have to try that! I'm looking forward to making the Chicken Squares! They look very good! On top of of my friends saw it and is going to make them too!

  2. What a great idea!

    I've never done the consignment shop before, but sounds like a great idea. Maybe I'll try that for the next round of donations.

  3. Dang- $68?! I went in with a bunch of stuff and they only took 2 things. I got 5.20 though. You must be super duper trendy!

    Love the rags. I keep socks that have holes too- they are perfect for dusting. I put my hands in them!

  4. My daughter and I love Plato's Closet! They have a greatest stuff there! So many t-shirts!

  5. Wow! What to go. I don't think there are any places around me that will pay you for your old clothes. The only one I can think of is Once Upon A Child and somehow I don't think they would be interested in my old clothes.


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