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Some of my clothes are too worn to take to Goodwill so I recycle them in another way. From my mom's generation, we have a rag bag which I use for cleaning. If an article of clothing or towel or whatever is too worn to give away, I cut it into perfect squares or if I'm in a hurry, I just cut it

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apart into 9-12 inches, it doesn't matter if there is a sleeve in it. I do remove buttons and zippers and all.Then I keep them and use them to floor mop, refrigerator clean, and window shine. Different materials are better for different jobs. I keep them in a special bag called my rag bag.

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  • I do the same thing but take it 2 steps further. I cut off the buttons and save them in a small jelly jar. When that jar is full, I sell it at my spring garage sale. I also accumulate rags in a 13 gallon kitchen bag. (Hint: avoid materials that are not cotton) When that is full, I put that on the garage sale shelf also. If I do not sell it, I give it to a medical closet that loans out medical equipment. They use the rags to clean the canes, wheel chairs, and various other equipment that is donated to them.
    emoticon - by SAL1512
  • I do the same, the best is old T-shirts not lint left behind when polishing mirrors. - by GONNABFIT
  • I like this because it brings back memories. Also we always take the buttons off items and have quite a button collection. They are easily recycled! - by GRAMMAP1
  • I like this because it brings back memories. Also we always take the buttons off items and have quite a button collection. They are easily recycled! - by GRAMMAP1
  • they sure come in handy while working in the garden as well...cut into strips and they are great when you must stake a plant upright, the fabric of a cotton t-shirt is light enough and will not harm the plants! - by DIAMONDST

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