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Practical and Helpful Tips: Clothes

Using Your Old Clothes Creatively Through Upcycling

According to research, every year there are millions of tons of clothes being thrown away. Lucky enough, these clothes are in good condition. These clothes simply do not fit their owners or are outdated fashion-wise. What most people fail to know is that these clothes they throw away could save theme a lot of money and resources. Another benefit is that the environment remains clean. Upcycling is the best solution.

Why not use those old clothes to make rags. These rags can be used to clean your house. These rags can be more helpful in dusting surfaces, removing cobwebs, cleaning shoes, windows, etc. You can go a step further and create a rag width multiple cloth fabrics, thus good texture.

Pets, especially cats and dogs like to play with toys. And the best thing is that, as long as the pet gets to play, it does not care how much the toy costs. Thus, making toys for your pet can be another purpose you can use your old clothes for. Such toys, if well made, can last for a very long time. Make your favorite pet happy for free.

I’m sure you have seen that fashion changes drastically and the next trending fashion might be crazy than the last. New clothes can be generated from the ones you already have. For instance, using your jeans to fashion a t-shirt, cap, or shirt. You can also use your existing long shirt as a button-down skirt. Better yet, you can shred, or rip those jeans in specific places and in a specific design to create something that all people will be craving to have.

You can fashion clothes for your daughter’s dolls just like the toys for the pets. Dress your daughter’s dolls without visiting the stores using those clothes you wanted to throw away so bad and put a smile on her face. It won’t cost you a dime.

Making bracelets and other beautiful works of crafts with those clothes. If you do not know how, you can just take a peak on the net and learn all the ways you can weave bracelets from old clothes. Using different clothes and colors make them beautiful. This time can be used as a way to spend with family. You can even sell the best ones and earn an extra coin.

Another way of repurposing your clothes is through reusing. You can use the clothes to do those chores that need different wear like painting, planting flowers, ploughing and so on. Donating these clothes to others is also on the list. There are always needy people who need our help always. Be a cheerful giver.