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what do you do with old knickers?

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Iggleonk Wed 03-Nov-10 20:05:04

In the last 7 years it is fair to say my weight has fluctuated - got married (was thin), got pregnant, had baby, got pregnant get the picture.

This has left me with a quandry - I have two bin bags full of knickers and bras that no longer fit that currently reside in the loft taking up space. I want to get rid of them but how?

Take them to the tip - don't fancy seeing my smalls flying about in front of the other people dropping off their rubbish.

Give them to a charity shop - do they want old knickers?

Leave them out for the bin men - & have them perv over my old thongs!

Answers on a postcard please.....

zarrow Wed 25-Nov-15 21:57:50

I brought some old pairs at a carboot for 50p each. Turns out they where the stall holders, so there is an idea, sell them at a boot sale.

VerySmallSqueak Tue 12-Feb-13 16:39:37

Refuse collectors are way too busy to be looking at your old pants (- especially the female ones,by the way)

notso Tue 12-Feb-13 16:36:16

I cannot believe you have two bin bags full of old underwear!

ouryve Tue 12-Feb-13 16:23:35

And yes, most of my knickers are even older than this thread.

ouryve Tue 12-Feb-13 16:22:19

I use them for cleaning stuff with. I tend to keep them until they're not fit for rag blush so they at least get a couple of rounds of cleaning around the outside of windows where the mould starts in cold weather, scrubbing the bathroom floor or cleaning up puke before they end up in landfill.

Refuse collectors are a bit too busy to go snooping round your bin.

starsandunicorns Tue 12-Feb-13 16:21:28

I use dp's old boxers as dusters

VerySmallSqueak Tue 12-Feb-13 16:19:07

If they fit I wear until holey,then mend and wear some more blush.

If they don't fit I keep if they're in a smaller size,and use as cloths for dirty jobs if a bigger size.

VikingLady Tue 12-Feb-13 16:16:00

If charity shops get clothes they can't use they sell them for rags/recycling, so you are still doing some good in the world!

Op, if you really can't face handing the bag over in a shop, either say a neighbour asked you to drop them in whilst you were in town, or take them to the next town over!

Syrupent Fri 01-Feb-13 16:31:16

My aunt used to use them as dusters, then when they got too thin, as floorcloths!

Bunbaker Fri 01-Feb-13 08:06:17

Please do NOT put them in the bin. They will only go to landfill. They can be recycled in so many ways - rag recycling or donations to charity.

I don't get why some of you are so iffy about them being sorted because they have no means of identifying you. Stop being so precious and Margo Leadbetter/Hyacinth Bouquet.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 01-Feb-13 08:00:37

Oh, I am an idiot <shoots self> As you were...

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 01-Feb-13 07:58:39

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Startail Fri 01-Feb-13 00:53:51

Sorry knickers go in the bin.

I'm happy to buy some cheap supermarket ones for the shelter, but the thought of some one sorting them even for rag- just no!

Knickers here only get scrapped when very grubby or in holes.

Greensleeves Fri 01-Feb-13 00:37:03

aw that's lovely grin

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Feb-13 00:34:30

OOh, are there idiots about? I have been reading about lovely lego. Nice and wholesome, so I've not noticed.

Greensleeves Fri 01-Feb-13 00:33:36


what the hell is going on on here today?!?

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Feb-13 00:32:38

Interesting bumping of thread there...

iwearknickers Fri 01-Feb-13 00:28:58

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emmy5 Tue 09-Nov-10 18:36:47

If they're big bras there's a farm in Wiltshire that requests donations of old bras to support their melons whilst they're growing - it was on the bbc news recently. They're called Purton House Organics and are somewhere near Swindon

nagynolonger Sun 07-Nov-10 17:30:50

If they are well worn I burn them when DH has a bonfire. If they haven't been worn much I put them in a charity bag with other clothes.

JiggeryPoverty Sun 07-Nov-10 17:22:37

Write your phone number in the gusset and take them to a Tom Jones concert. Ping them at the stage.

Myleetlepony Sun 07-Nov-10 17:17:18

Oh Lurpak, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that.

Lurpak Fri 05-Nov-10 19:39:24

Sell them on ebay

Simbacatlives Fri 05-Nov-10 19:36:42

When my grandad died the salvation army came to take his clothes. We hadn't included his pants or long johns or socks but they asked if we had any as they do not get enough donated and have to buy them and it's pricey.

I take ours to recycling at tip with worn out clothes and holey stuff. Rest goes to charity shop.

turkeyboots Fri 05-Nov-10 19:30:49

I once met a senior rep of the Salvation army at a work event. He said they can never get enough donations and range of sizes of underwear donations for female rough sleepers. Cause everyone put them in the bin. So if they are still in decent condition, it may be worth finding a Salvation army donation box?

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