6. Turn Them into Something else

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This is easier done with clothing. My mom used to make my sisters and I dresses out of my dad’s old flannel shirts and blue jeans. He always wore the knees out of the jeans, but there was plenty of good material in the upper portion. I see girls wearing neck tie skirts, which I think is an excellent idea for old neck ties that no one wears anymore. Take a look at your wardrobe and see if you might be able to make something creative out of your old clothing. I had a friend turn my pile of silk scarves into a long skirt for me. This was a great way to consolidate and to still keep something that I liked, but didn’t necessarily use anymore.