One of the best things about t-shirts is their disposability. You wear them for awhile, get tired of them, and buy new t-shirts as you need them. They are super cheap and there are literally endless t-shirts out there to be bought, so why waste your time on old t-shirts covered in mustard stains? Well, you’re going to have cases upon cases of old t-shirts lying around if you don’t decide what to do with these garment relics. What do you do with old t-shirts, anyway?
Well, you can certainly donate those old t-shirts to charity. There are lots of places to take old clothes so that less fortunate, t-shirtless individuals can have them. Make sure the clothes you donate are not stained or full of holes, because it is very degrading to donate clothing that you wouldn’t find yourself wearing out in public. Only donate clean, presentable clothing to missions, homeless shelters, and needy centers such as Goodwill. You may not think so, but those old t-shirts can be very useful to those in need.
Once all of those decent t-shirts that still have a bit of wear left in them are gone, you are left with a pile of old t-shirts that are really good for nothing. These t-shirts are full of holes and are stained beyond any salvage, so why not strip them down for cloth rags? Cotton rags are wonderful to use for windows and leave a lovely, streak-free shine on mirrors as well. They also make a handy, super-absorbent alternative for towel paper when it comes to cleaning up spills.
This brings us to finding a use for all of those t-shirts that fall somewhere in the middle between donations and rags. The majority of your used t-shirts will be in fairly good condition, but no where good enough to give to the needy. What is wonderful about these t-shirts is that you get to really get creative with them. Anyone who does crafts with fabrics knows that these used t-shirts are a wealth of good material for blankets and other such home-made goods. Crafts are a wonderful hobby, so if you don’t do them…maybe you should start!
Never forget that whatever new use you may find for your old t-shirts, that cleanliness is a must. Do not donate dirty t-shirts, or use them to clean your house. Wash them twice in hot water. It does not matter if they shrink, because they are going to brand-new owners or being stripped down for crafts or rags anyway. Where once you thought your old t-shirts were doomed for an early grave, you now know that they have a pretty sweet afterlife.