Most of us have wardrobes filled with unused clothes. While these clothes might have been dear to us some years ago, it is now time to be rid of them for good, instead of allowing them to take up space in your cupboard. Today we bring to you simple ways to responsibly get rid of old clothes to make way for new ones.
Most people don’t even consider selling clothes they own but don’t wear. Clothes from your closet that you can sell, include old jeans that don’t fit, the new top you never wore, that dress you thought was cute but cannot stand now and any other clothes that you will no longer wear. Send these clothes to the dry-cleaners and get them professionally cleaned before putting them up for sale. You can sell your clothes online on sites like ebay or Instagram or you can hold a boutique sale at home and allow neighbours, and friends to buy them from you.
Another way to responsibly do away with old clothes is by donating them. If you are wondering where you can donate clothes then you don’t have to look far. Simply download the Spin N Press laundry app. Making a positive difference in our community has never been easier! All you have to do is click on donate clothes through the navigation menu and our executives will come to your doorstep to pick up the clothes. Spin N Press has partnered with the NGO Goonj and has delivered over 3,000 clean clothes to them. We clean, iron, fold, package and send these clothes out with the aim to deliver smiles to the less fortunate.
Recycling clothes can be done in many ways. One of those is by sending them to textile recycling companies or programs. An easier way to recycle them yourself is by cutting them into smaller pieces and using them as rags to clean surfaces at home. Look out for initiatives such as ‘Green by Goonj’ where they use old fabrics and other materials to create handbags, table mats, coin bags and other useful products. Recycling old clothes is much better for the environment than simply disposing of them. Throwing away clothes in your garbage can be harmful to the environment. These clothes end up in a landfill and contribute to climate change by creating methane gas and a harmful liquid known as leachate. Be responsible with your clothes and follow one of the steps mentioned above instead of simply throwing them away.
To know when it is time to get rid of old clothes you should stay up to date with your closet cleaning responsibilities. You can do this every time you do your laundry or contact a local dry-cleaning service to do it for you. As you create a laundry pile, spend a few extra minutes to find the clothes that you haven’t worn in a year or two. With apps like Spin N Press providing laundry pick-up and delivery services, responsibly getting rid of old clothes can be as simple as the click of a button.