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Do you have a bunch of clothes that you don’t wear anymore? Maybe you’ve outgrown them, they’re stained, or they just don’t fit well anymore. So, what do you do with them? You could try to sell them online, give them away to charity, or recycle them. This article will discuss the different options for dealing with your old clothes and help you decide the best option for you and the environment.

Junk Removal Tips: Unwanted Clothing

Sell Them Online

If you have clothes in good condition and think someone else would want to wear them, you could try selling them online. There are a few different ways to do this. For example, you could list them on a site such as eBay, use a consignment shop, or for local sales, use Facebook Marketplace.

Give Them Away to Charity

If you don’t want to sell your clothes, you could always donate them to charity. The donation might even qualify for a charitable tax deduction. However, before you donate clothing, check that the clothes are clean, unstained, and in good condition. There are a lot of different charities that accept clothing donations, so you should be able to find one that is accepting donations near you. (Note: Goodwill sends all unusable textiles to recyclers – so separate & mark any unwearable clothing you donate to them.)

Use Old Clothes as Compost for Your Plants

If your clothes are too old or damaged to be worn by anyone else, you could always use them as compost for your plants. Composting is a great way to recycle them and give back to nature. Please note only clothing that is 100% natural fibers is compostable. Natural fibers include cotton, wool, silk, linen, bamboo, jute, hemp, cashmere, and cork. Check out the Ecocult website on how to compost clothing.

Recycle Them into Something New

Another option for recycling your clothes is to turn them into something new – make a quilt or use shredded cloth as stuffing for a pillow. There are fashion designers who take old clothes and redesign them into new, modern outfits. There are plenty of ways to recycle your clothes, so get creative.

Clothing Swap

A clothing swap is a great way to get rid of old clothes and get some “new” ones in return. All you need to do is find a group of people who are willing to participate. Once you have a group, everyone brings their unwanted clothes and swaps them with someone else’s. Clothes swapping is a great way to get rid of your unwanted clothes and get some new ones, all while being eco-friendly.


Are you ready to get rid of some unwanted things around your house? McJunk can help. We are the junk removal experts and are always willing to share our junk removal tips with customers. In addition, we will reuse, recycle, and donate any junk we remove from your home and then dispose of the rest. So, call us at 919-850-4377 and see what we can do for you.