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Re: What do you do with old sheets?

I donate them to our animal rescue group and the Humane Society along with old pillows, blankets and towels.

 

They really, really appreciate them.

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Re: What do you do with old sheets?


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I have many sets that are in good shape. Try just don’t fit our new mattress. The thrift shop won’t take them Any thoughts? Thanks

@gellen - When you say thrift shop, do you mean the Salvation Army or Goodwill won't take them?  I wasn't aware of that.

 

I've donated towels to the local animal shelter in the past and I think they'd take sheets, too, for bedding.

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Re: What do you do with old sheets?

Please look up Freecycle.org to see if there are branches where you live. I have used it a few times to find homes for items I no longer needed.  I gave away canning jars, embroidery thread.  People will also post for items they need.   You also might want to check with other local thrift shops.  I know I have seen sheet sets at our local Salvation Army.

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Re: What do you do with old sheets?

sometimes my husband uses them as things to lay down on the ground when he works on something outside.  

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Re: What do you do with old sheets?

I color my own hair and use them to cover bathroom walls and floors and vanity.

I have never known a charity that wont accept sheets. 

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Re: What do you do with old sheets?

Old towels and blankets I donate to local animal shelter. Old sheets I save to cover my plants when temps drop below 35 here in FL. 

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Re: What do you do with old sheets?

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There's a "tent" at our local green market (April-November) that takes fabrics in any condition to recycle.  All my clothes, towels, sheets, etc. go to them.

 

Check around for a recycler in your area.

 

ETA:  If you are creative - check out some books on fabric crafts.  Lots of things you an do with old sheets.

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Re: What do you do with old sheets?

I donate stuff like that to our vets kennel.  

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Re: What do you do with old sheets?

I donate my to the Humane Society/Animal Shelter.  They desprestly need sheets, blankets, towels, etc.  Also need cleaning supplies and paper towels, etc.  

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Re: What do you do with old sheets?


@gellen wrote:
I have many sets that are in good shape. Try just don’t fit our new mattress. The thrift shop won’t take them Any thoughts? Thanks

 

 


Toss 'em...especially if even a thrift shop won't take them.



A while back I bought some sheets that I slept on once and knew I didn't like them.Too much hassle to send 'em back so I laundered them in very hot water and bleach, and wrapped them up for donation. I put a note on them explaining they'd been used only once, had laundered them, etc. No problem donating them.