I have a pile of old but good looking clothes. They do not fit me. What are the ways in which they can be used without spending money on them? If there is any creative way to utilise them, please suggest me.

  • I've voted to close this question as it doesn't really require a life hack. But you could always donate the clothes to a charity for some good feels. – Adam Mar 10 '16 at 3:39
  • It's closed, but I have a "costume box" which clothes go into for the kids - I wore my dad's suits when I was a kid out of our costume box. Stuff that's not costume worthy goes in the donate pile and old socks and t-shirts go in the rag box. – ssaltman Mar 11 '16 at 0:44

Donate the clothes to a local charity that can use them.

If you cannot find a charity locally, try a a local religious group.

Doing that will help the charity, clean out your closet, and help you to feel good about being good community member.


If you have a sewing machine, there are loads of things you could do. You could make a patchwork quilt, or repurpose them into other types of clothing. Denim especially has wonderful results when made into bags and other accessories. Examples I have personally tried- Denim wedding dress, denim duffle bag, skirts, coats, and shirts.

The limits are endless!

  • I made an amazing beanbag for my son from some old jeans. I regularly recycle old clothes to cushion covers, shopping bags, cellphone cases, tablet covers, soft toys, anything - basically if it's cloth, you can make it. If it's a T-shirt with a logo the kids will love it as a cushion. And the really sad cases become cleaning rags. – RedSonja Mar 15 '16 at 11:47

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