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Old white t-shirts: they accumulate with no explanation. And somehow after several donation bags to Goodwill, they still manage to surface. It’s like my closet has some kind of Mary Poppins-esque hole where my ex-boyfriend’s undershirts secretly multiply in the dark. How the heck are they still in my house?
In an attempt to make something out of what seems a never-ending and unwanted supply (as in, they are mostly undershirts and I’ve returned quite a few, but after a year post-breakup, neither of us feel the need to try to return these kinds of things), I have found two primary ways to re-use them.
After numerous washings, the soft cotton is perfect for applying Pledge, oil, or polish. I just cut them up into small squares and keep them in a stack. If they get too grimy, they get tossed.
2. Applying stain
There are many other uses for old t-shirts (see here, here, and here for examples), but the next one I think I might want to try is making a few braided headbands or bracelets. Maybe not for the dingy white ones (they’re still great for rags, but maybe not my hair), but I have a drawer full of old shirts I’d like to get rid of.
What kind of repurposing projects have you been working on?
I'm growing celery from the bottom of the last stalk I bought, in a coffee canister, lol. That sounds a little ridiculous now that I write it out.