what to do with unwanted underwear?

edited 13 November 2012 at 4:07PM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
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edited 13 November 2012 at 4:07PM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
Hi All

so here is my confession, i have around 2 bin liners of underwear i do not want. Some of it regular blank pants etc some of it very nice underwear worn once. All sizes etc all in very good condition. (please dont make me confess how i got to this much underwear LOL!) :o

Anyway I feel awful to just throw in the bin, I have no idea if I can put in the clothes bin for recycling.

suggestions, ideas etc sooooooo welcome.

thanks

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  • POPPYOSCARPOPPYOSCAR Forumite
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    I cut mine up and use as rags.

    Handy for cleaning the toilet with, mopping up spills on the floor, using when decorating etc.

    If you do not want to keep them put them in the recycling.
  • ValliValli Forumite
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    e bay

    (if you have a strong stomach that is :eek:)
    Don't put it DOWN; put it AWAY
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  • mummybearxmummybearx Forumite
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    I've got a carrier bag (or two :o) full that I'm going to use for stuffing draft excluders (once I make them :o)

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  • rags if fine with the basic stuff, but some is silk and

    I am slightly phobic of other people to the point that if i end up having to throw the nice stuff away i am going to destroy them before i put them in the bin. throw oil all over it and cut it up into very small pieces so yeah ebay is not for me

    just soooo freakyyy..... *shudder*
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  • torbrextorbrex
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    There are places that buy rags for about 50p/kilo, you would need to check your local area.
  • RummerRummer Forumite
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    Oxfam collect bras if that helps any?
    Taking responsibility one penny at a time!
  • whitewingwhitewing Forumite
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    Put it in the clothes bin in bags that are knotted with a label on saying washed and clean used underwear. Then they can rag it without worrying. I am sure if it smells fresh no one will keep it for the wrong reasons, lol. No need to waste oil.
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  • POPPYOSCARPOPPYOSCAR Forumite
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    Valli wrote: »
    e bay

    (if you have a strong stomach that is :eek:)


    Yes.

    I once advertised a pair of my daughter's jazz tights that were nearly new but she had outgrown them. I got some funny emails asking if I had anything unwashed.

    Never put anything like that on there again!!
  • Helen2k8Helen2k8 Forumite
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    Cotton (and I presume silk) will compost if you're that way inclined :D
  • POPPYOSCARPOPPYOSCAR Forumite
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    Rummer wrote: »
    Oxfam collect bras if that helps any?


    http://www.oxfam.org.uk/donate/the-big-bra-hunt


    Thanks this has reminded me to take my daughter's outgrown ones there, some are like new.
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