Monday, September 26, 2016

So it goes...


There is no end to our struggles.  How about my old super-soft Star Wars tee?  What about those flip flops from Hawaii?

Why do we hold onto those beloved clothes and shoes?

 A beloved favorite from YouTube.


What would you do?


28 comments:

  1. If there's room, keep them. If not, off to Good Will. No questions asked if something else goes to make room.

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    1. My mom would make them into dust rags. Heartless. I am not there yet.

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    2. I just worked for an hour splitting odd socks to use as dust rags! I am there. But they are also used for grease rags for the mechanics...just throw away.

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  2. A memory album may be fun. Take a picture, write the story, let the piece find a new home...you will have the book.

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  3. We don't keep them. We've become brutal in our old age.

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    1. My husband is struggling in his book collection. He has some big decisions to make.

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  4. Since I get most of clothes at thrift shops I don't have an emotional attachment to them. But there is that pair of jeans from my teens, and blouse my mother made...

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    1. I found some clothing in the back of my closet and hidden in drawers exactly as you described. Sigh.

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  5. The old t-shirts that are falling apart - never throw away!

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    1. How does a shirt qualify as "falling apart"?

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    2. Giant holes where the remains of sleeves meet the remains of tee, with only the seam surviving in that area. i have two tees just like that and am thinking of using the lesser liked tee to patch up the favourite. My skills in that area are dodgy though and the favourite could well end up as a cat blanket.

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    3. By the time my tee shirts reach the stage of needing to be patched, it would hold onto the patch at all.

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  6. There are tooooooo many of those things here. Way too many. I am whittling some things down. And he is not. And is reclaiming some of my whittle.

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    1. Somehow it sounds like there needs to be a trash bag hidden in a closet where he wouldn't look.

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  7. There's always the t-shirt quilt. If you have enough t-shirts with sentimental value.

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    1. I have thought of that, but the shirts gets more than shabby by then. don't think they could hold up to stitching. Good idea, though.

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  8. If the tee and flip flops were still in wearable condition and still fit, I would keep them. Perhaps the supersoft tee could become a summer night shirt?

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    1. That is what I do, and they are so perfectly soft!

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  9. I have go-to tees, and some that I went too a few times too often, but if I cut off the arms, and stitch up the bottom and fill them with a huge number of plastic store bags (really) through the neck opening, until it's nice and puffy and crinkly, the cats have a new cat bed. They seem to enjoy the whooshy sounds, and the crinkly bits as well.
    Not a critic in the bunch, nope.

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    1. I love that idea! Maybe I can get Angel off my bed....

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  10. I had to laugh when you wrote, " My mom would make them into dust rags". My husband always says that about his out of shape tees. I just tell him that I have Swifter.

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    1. Mom never let a piece of fabric go to waste.

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  11. My husband's shirts are forever falling apart. He keeps them forever! Even after they have holes in them, he wears them around the house until he finally resigns to my turning them into rags. Of course, I always tell him I can cut the images out and sew a blanket for him. I've got a plastic tub full of old t-shirts. One day they'll be something else...one day... :)

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    1. When the holes appear, husband's shirts don't make it out of the washer.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!