DS recently had a big growth spurt so we've been going through all of his outgrown clothes. Normally, I donate all our old clothes, but I just wasn't sure what to do with DS' outgrown underwear. I felt weird donating it, but I felt wasteful throwing it away. I don't know if this makes a difference, but this was the underwear DS potty learned in so they have seen many an accident. However, they were clean and stain free. What should I do with it?
What to do with Underwear
I give mine that are still in good condition to my daycare (along with any clothes I can't hand-me-down to friends and family) because they are always having accidents at a young age and sending kids home in loaner clothes that never return.
at one point they had to send my younger son home in a pair of 2T ruffly girl pants, and he was a size 5/6 at the time (despite being 3!) because thats all they had.
Figure its better than kids going naked, and since they rarely come back....
If they are really nice looking- especially if they are cute Gymboree ones or something, I donate them or gift them with other hand me downs to a friend.
If they are super faded, stained, or generally "done" then I throw them in the rag bin. They are great for cleaning up something gross and sometimes I just throw them away after a nasty mess.