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#1 of 8 Old 07-30-2008, 01:20 PM - Thread Starter
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My Dh has many pairs of old boxers where the elastic has given out etc, and we have a ton of odd/holes/etc socks. Any ideas on how to reuse/recycle???

I'm just not very creative and I definately don't want to throw away, and these aren't items that can be donated.

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Shred and use as stuffing in assorted toys/dolls/decorator pillows/etc?

Boxers can be cut up to make doll clothes, and old socks can be sewn into dolls if they're not too worn out (or if you can cut away the worn out part and use another part of the sock.)

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Family cloth (if you're into that or want to give it a try)

dusting cloths

rags to be used in place of papercloths

keep a few in your car's glove compartment for when you have to check the oil or when you kid has goop all over his/her face
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Depending on the type of fabric,
For the underwear, if you sew, could you salvage any of it to make any clothing pieces for child sized underwear/clothes?
I have seen crafts making animals out of socks. Stuffed bunnies, snowmen, etc.
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socks are the best for cleaning ceiling fans and blinds and general dusting.

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I use old socks for cleaning. I put my hand inside the sock like a glove and go about my cleaning, when I am done, I just toss in the laundry. I really enjoy this idea because I use to use plastic gloves for this and hated throwing them away......but with this it works both as the glove and the papertowel. So it has eliminated a lot of trash.

I also use them to dry the car if I had wash it.

You could make cloth diapers or wipes out of them.

Someone made headbands out of old socks.....that was pretty is on here somewhere

sock puppets for kids

dog tug a war toys (tie socks together in a tight knot..making a chain)

various crafting projects

cut in shreds and weave them together (tie or sew the ends) to make hot pads for hot pots to sit on or use with out cutting and weaving

cut for strips to hold plants up (such as tomato plants)
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I have a huge stash of old socks. I've been thinking about stuffing a dog bed with them. I mean, how many puppets can a kid really use?

I've used old boxers for hankies. Maybe that's gross

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I made a crib quilt out of DHs old boxers!! They were all coordinating colors (from just a few packages) that no longer fit him (so they weren't too worn out)
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