I am helping clean out a house and there are a lot of old clothes which are dry rotted. What do I do with them besides throwing them in the trash?
Barbara B. (your aunt-in-law’s best friend)
Hi Barbara! Playing the family card, eh?
Sounds like the old clothes are best suited for the trash. Dry rot is a weakening of the fabric that is most often caused by moisture. The clothes will not be useful to others. And if you pack dry rotted clothes with other materials, you may contaminate the whole load.
If you have clothes and other household items that are in good shape that you’d like to find a new home for, check out these cool programs:
- Thrifty Threads, benefiting The Julian Center
- Salvation Army (I called it Starvation Army when I was a young Brownie Girl Scout and gathered items for our annual collection)