Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye

About a month or so ago, I started to look at the T-shirts that I was wearing. Some of them are nice and in good condition, but, some of them...well, let's say that they have seen better days!

Most of these T-shirts are from college and so I have many memories with them - clubs that I was involved in, supporting my friend's clubs, Hard Rock Tees, Martinique Tee, Special Olympics Tee, Rec-sports floor hockey champs - I have two of these - one I won as a freshman when we beat a senior team in the finals (my cousin was on the senior team - I tried not to rub it in too much!) and the other one was when we were seniors, and others.

I guess it is hard to part with these T shirts because of the memories that surround them. However, after 10- 15 years of use (has it really been that long?!?!) they are starting to look dingy and have stains on them.

So, what do I do with these T-shirts? Do I just throw them out or is there another way that I can reuse these T-shirts? If you have any suggestions, let me know...or they may have to be put into the trash because I am trying to declutter my house! (and that is another post - or two - in itself!)


TCC said...

Mommy used to cut up Daddy's old tee shirts into dust cloths. I haven't done that myself...yet. And Simms won't let me do that with any of his. He has hidden all of his old rec sports tees from me! :)

They can also be cut into strips to tie up plants in a vegetable garden. Especially useful for tomato plants.

Hmmm...I'm thinking...I'm thinking...

Want to donate a couple (if they are a thicker type of consistency) as art shirts for your nephews???

The arms and bottoms can also be cut to make piratee shirts for the boys.

Alrighty...that's all I got for now.

Livin' Life said...

How ragged are they? If you want to keep them for memory sake I might have some ideas but they need to be in workable condition. You could do a couple interesting things with them. If you are really interested in keeping them for memory sake let me know and we can talk.:)

The Gang's All Here! said...

The Boss cuts them up for home improvement projects (painting and staining and cleaning up messes he makes doing those things!). They also work well to wash cars. My mom used to use them for veggies in the garden like your sis suggested. I used to like them for dust cloths, but have actually found that old dish towels work far better for dusting the house.

Hands-Free Heart said...

My son's class is collecting fabric pieces for science kits at school. It says flannel or other fabric. If you'd like, I'll email his teacher and ask if old t-shirt material will work. Let me know via email.