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One of the primary things we recycle is clothing, especially costumes and dress clothes, which tend to stay in good shape. I’ve always been a discount shopper, but I’m becoming better at checking Goodwill before paying retail. Men’s dress shirts—often neatly ironed or with dry cleaning tags attached—are some of the best bargains you’ll find at thrift stores.

Recycled Costume

Recently my 9-year-old son wore a shirt that originally belonged to his 24-year-old brother. I couldn’t believe we still had it and that it looked so good! I snapped a picture with my phone and texted it to my oldest son. That shirt had been a favorite and brought back memories; we both thought it was neat to see it worn again.

Same shirt in 1998 & 2011

A few years ago I found matching dresses for our three oldest girls for Easter. Those dresses have not only been worn to church numerous times over the years, they’ve also been to weddings and a Father/Daughter Dance. This year the two youngest of our four girls fit into the smaller dresses. We’ve certainly gotten our money’s worth out of them.

We’re planning a garage sale this spring, since I’m finally ready to part with our baby clothes and equipment. I’ll keep a few special items, but most will go on to find new owners and continue to be used.

Do you recycle clothes? What’s one of the best garage sale or thrift store finds you’ve ever made?

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Dusty Earth Mother
Fits and Giggles
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Hale Mom
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