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  • Andrew Thompson

What Should I Do With My Old Clothes?



Are you unsure of what to do with your old clothes? Are your old clothes taking up space that could otherwise be used for something else? Well, in that case, you're in the right place because we've got some helpful tips for you here that'll clear your confusion right away!


Resell Them

Clothing "recycling" does not always imply that it will be shredded and converted into something new. Instead, recycling might mean passing stuff on to someone else to use and enjoy.


Take things in good condition to a local consignment shop or thrift store, or try a reputable online reseller like Poshmark or thredUP if you want to make some additional cash.



Donate To Charity

The most apparent clothing recycling option is to donate unwanted items to local charity resale stores like Goodwill and The Salvation Army. Your gently worn items will be resold to support programmers for underserved populations by these charity organizations. According to Olson, anything that doesn't sell in the stores will be donated to local textile recycling organizations.


Textile Recycling

Clothing cannot be recycled in recycling bins, but it may be recycled in other ways. Textile recycling facilities take and sort clothing soiled or ripped and are not good enough to give or sell. According to Olson, many of these gifts are sold outside Africa or Asia, where small businessowners resell the clothing. Websites like Earth911 and Recycle Now allow you to search by zip code to find where you can recycle garments in your region.

You can’t find a textile recycling center near you? Well, in your location, the American Textile Recycling Service may provide a drop-off bin. Also, ask your local curbside recycler whether they provide occasional clothing recycling services, according to Olson.



Composting

Clothes and other textiles, believe it or not, are excellent composting materials! To speed up the composting process, look for natural fiber goods made of pure wool, cotton, silk, or linen too old or damaged to donate and cut them into little pieces. Remove all plastic buttons, metal zippers, and stains from non-compostable items like motor oil and paint before adding the material to your compost pile. You may also inquire with your city to determine whether clothing can be composted. If your city does not compost clothing, here's what you need to know about making compost at home.


Get Rid Of It For Good Without Any Efforts

Too busy (or too lazy) to go through the hassle of doing any of the above? Well, we've got the perfect solution for you that won’t even take half the effort. Disposing it off to a local landfill is not a great idea and will be a hassle if you have to take it there yourself. Hence, we recommend you use Jedi Junk's services to free yourself of the burden while responsibly disposing it off, all at very affordable rates. Again, a simple call to Jedi Junk will solve all your problems!

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