If you are in the middle of spring cleaning, then it is likely that you have recently upgraded your towels and/or bed sheets. That also means that you could have a new problem on your hands: what to do with all of these linens and towels. There has to be an eco-friendly way to use them and spare them from the trash, right? Right! Here are 4 creative ways to use or donate your no-longer-needed sheets and towels.
Donate Them to Animal Shelters
Animal shelters are always in need of old sheets and towels, which they use to line pet cages and crates, clean up messes, clean off animals, and provide warm bedding. In addition to sheets and towels, many shelters accept blankets, pillows, pillowcases, bathroom rugs, and t-shirts.
Use Them for Picnics and Outdoor Outings
Impromptu picnics and other outdoor adventures are always fun. But, what isn’t so fun is dirtying up the back of your car after your outing. Prevent this from happening next time by keeping extra sheets and towels in your trunk. You could even sew old sheets together and make one large outdoor blanket.
Pass Them Along to Shelters
Shelters and churches that house homeless people will always accept new or lightly used towels and sheets. Donations such as these help them in their mission to provide these household wares to people who do not have access to them.
Use Them for Household Cleaning
Green-ify your cleaning routine by cutting your old sheets, towels, t-shirts, and other fabric items into rags. Use these rags to clean up every corner of your apartment, from dusting off ceiling fans to wiping down countertops. (Just don’t use them on your mirrors – you'll likely see streaks if you do.)
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