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#1 of 5 Old 04-02-2010, 06:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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old panties, bras, women's swimsuits?

I have a lot of these. I don't want to throw them out in the landfill. I don't think goodwill will take them (I know I wouldn't want to buy someone's old undies, bras, or swimsuit.). I can't exactly make good rags out of them.

What CAN I do with them? I want them OUT of the house, I have SO many old swimsuits that don't fit and old bras (seriously, from when I was like 14!!)

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Goodwill might not take them BUT a lot of actual charity organizations will. I donated a good deal of underwear (freshly laundered) to a shelter thrift store once, and they were quite happy to have it. I think mainly because most people think they can't donate it. But everyone needs underwear!

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I don't know about the bras or swim suits ( I can't remember the last bra or suit I have bought or warn ) But I take the elastic out of the underwear and use it to repair dipes if I can and just the fabric as a regular rag.

Oh! Just thought of something to do with the suits. assuming it's a one piece. You could sew up the legs and sew in a hanger and make it a clothes pin holder. Let me do some googling. I know I'm not the first to come up with this!

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There are several organizations around my area that take old clothing and shred it and recycle it. Maybe there is something near you.

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sometimes my underwear become a cleaning rag in the bathroom.
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