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ANGELBUF46 Posts: 27
4/24/14 3:32 P

I donated mine to my neighbor...7 whole bags! Lol. It turns out that those clothes also blessed two other people as well. Pretty cool when u think about the domino effect. Now, I'm having a problem buying clothes because I don't want to get tol many or pay an arm and a leg for them when I have 30 something lbs to Congrats on the weight loss!

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4/24/14 2:47 P

I donate mine-once I kept two pair of way to big jeans as a reminder then wore them after gaining a few lbs back during a holiday, and instead of getting back on track they felt soo comfy I wore them until MY To Big Jeans were TIGHT Again! Never Again-I donate Everything and keep pics of me in my old fat clothes as reminders.

4/24/14 1:29 P

I donated mine. On some of my old sweaters, I swear if no one wants them as sweaters they can cut them on one side and use them as twin-sized blankets.

BYEPOUNDS Posts: 7,204
4/24/14 1:06 P

well, I had old clothes before I started the weight loss, and when the pants fell off, i drove each pair to either good will donation center or to a consignment shop.

I didn't size myself very well for my daughter's wedding and that dress I took to a bridal shop, it was the prettiest gold color ever.

I'm having a hard time with my wardrobe

keeping them is not a good idea for me.....somehow my thinking in the morning is that whatever I pull out from the back of the closet will look just fine

Edited by: BYEPOUNDS at: 4/24/2014 (13:08)
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4/24/14 11:58 A

Thanks for the tips. I didn't think of alterations. Most of my loose stuff are tops and jeans, but. tailoring a winter jacket might work.

BTW...,Recently, I got "attitude" from a plus-size store . The store refused to return 3 pairs of jeans (tags still on) that were purchased less than 6 months ago. The manager, after quoting the store policy, finally caved in and issued a store credit that I will probably never redeem.

IVYLASS SparkPoints: (220,945)
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4/24/14 11:20 A

I donated them.

LULUBELLE65 SparkPoints: (37,106)
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4/24/14 4:48 A

I have five or six formals that I will be donating to one of the organizations that provides prom dresses to girls who cannot afford them. Evidently there are a lot of problems supplying enough dresses in larger sizes, so I want my pretty dresses to make some girl feel like a princess at prom. My suits will go to Bottomless Close, which has locations in most cities I believe, to help struggling women dress appropriately for job interviews. When I go home to the States, I always take a suitcase of clothing to donate.

The rest of my stuff goes to my cleaning lady. She either alters it, gives it to a friend, or gives it to her church to take into the villages (I live in West Africa). One of her friends is a larger woman with big feet, so she is always very happy to get my shoes when I clean out my closets.

As someone said, please do not throw out your old clothing. If you donate it to a charity and they feel it is too worn to sell in one of their stores, or to give to the needy, it is sold by weight and ends up here in Africa. There are HUGE markets of second (more like third or fourth) hand clothing. While we look at it as used and worn, it is happily purchased by people who can afford nothing else. Some of it is also re-purposed into stuffing for pillows, or for other uses.

MARTHA324 Posts: 5,840
4/23/14 9:58 P

I've been donating them and most have gone to an organization in NYC called Bottomless Closet. They help women get back to work and get them dressed for an interview and provide interview and resume prep. Now I've kept a few things that a little big and will get rid of them next season!

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4/23/14 8:50 P

I pray you donate them and be a blessing to others.

IMDADOGGIE SparkPoints: (42,022)
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4/23/14 8:38 P

I don't want to ever wear the jeans I had to start with and by keeping them you always risk wearing them again. I have gotten rid of some of them and donated the rest. I have no desire to ever gain back what I have worked so hard to lose. I considered framing them as a reminder to myself but it just is not something I want to think about or risk.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,459
4/23/14 6:55 P

Check with the organization to see what they do with non saleable items. Some just throw them in the dumpster.

4/23/14 10:03 A

Even if clothing is too worm out to be worn, please donate the items! Many donation places sell them for the fabric - it is recycled! No need to put them in landfills. :)

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4/23/14 9:20 A

I've been slowly losing weight for several years now, and I've had to get rid of many things. Not much of it was good for donating. Too worn. So I just tossed it in the garbage. I've donated a few items, though.

I don't really want to hang on to any of it, though I may regret not having those size 28 jeans to hold up for the camera one day for my official "after" photo.

(Of course, I don't have an official "before" photo, so...)

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4/23/14 8:47 A

Donate them to a shelter.

4/22/14 7:02 P

I donated them all (and not having them as back up, forced me to come back to spark).

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,459
4/22/14 7:00 P

I give them away. I am a bargain shopper and even though I wear nice clothes. They are not expensive enough to alter.

ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,925
4/22/14 6:05 P

Have them altered. Never thought of it until I one day realized there is a tailor who has a shop near the corner. Anything worth saving - I'll have altered. If it is still somewhat in style.

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4/22/14 5:47 P

What are you planning to do with your big clothes when you reach your goal weight?

1. Toss them into a local used clothing bin
2, Burn them
3. Save them just in case

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