Old T-Shirts Cluttering Up Your Closet? Here's What to Do with Them.

One of the hardest areas of the home for many people to de-clutter is their closet.

It can easily become a bit of a "black hole" without you realizing it and before you know it, you can barely make room to put your laundry away.

But if some of that clutter taking over your closet consists of old t-shirts, boy do I have some good news for you.

In working with students in my de-cluttering e-course and through my Facebook group, I often get this same question... "I don't really wear all these t-shirts anymore, but I hate to get rid of them because they all have great memories attached to them!  What do I do?"

In this case, I always advise them of the same thing... re-purpose them.  Meaning, use them in other ways around your house - make pillowcases out of them or a throw blanket.  Turn them into something else that is purposeful and will actually be used on a regular basis (as opposed to just cluttering up your closet) and still enjoy the memories every time you look at them.

Of course, not everyone is handy with a needle and thread (yours truly included), so even though this is a handy tip, it may not always be the easiest to implement.

That is, until now.

When I heard about the folks at Project Repat, I was SO excited.  Here, I've been telling people for awhile now to re-purpose those old shirts and get them out of the closet and now, here was a way to make it easier for them to do so!

Basically, all you have to do is gather up all those shirts that you love but never wear anymore, package them up and send them off to Project Repat, who will then turn them into a cute and comfy quilt for you to enjoy for years to come!

Just pick what size quilt you want, what color fleece for the backing and if you have any double-sided shirts, cut them in half (front to back), to make sure they use the right side(s).  That's it!

I couldn't wait to try it for myself, so here is my new quilt with purple fleece (of course)...

Because I had already downsized SO much, I didn't have enough t-shirts to make a full quilt, so they filled mine in with blank panels.  But usually it would be solid designs in every square!

Because I had already downsized SO much, I didn't have enough t-shirts to make a full quilt, so they filled mine in with blank panels.  But usually it would be solid designs in every square!

If that's not cool enough... they are also a very socially and environmentally aware company (which I love).  Although most textile jobs have moved overseas for cheaper labor, Project Repat uses designers, cutters and sewers earning a fair living wage in the United States.  The PolarTec fleece that is used to back their quilts is also made out of recycled plastic bottles.  Each yard recycles 23 plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in landfills!

Plus, t-shirt quilts make a great gift for graduates, athletes, music fans, travelers or anyone else that may be guilty of t-shirt hoarding!  

Want to order your own super cute t-shirt quilt?  Use the coupon code "lastchance25" for 25% off now!  

Have fun!  And until next time, keep your worries tiny and your dreams BIG!

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