Money Saving Tips: Recycle an Old T-Shirt

Are you looking for some simple ideas to save money? We have simple solutions that you can easily apply to your lifestyle to save money!

I’m sure we all have at least one old t-shirt that we no longer use.  Instead of throwing it out or giving it away, recycle it!

Cut it up and make rags out of it.

Just cut along the seams going up the sides of the t-shirt, open it up,  and cut the shirt into squares of whatever size you need.

You’ll never have to buy rags again!


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  • Debi S

    I also use them to sop up that bacon grease I’m going to throw away. If I put my bacon in the microwave, I use the all-cotton t-shirts instead of papertowels…. Every little bit of savings helps.

  • Antionette Blake

    Yes, have been doing this for years, socks too!

  • Nila

    Old T-shirts also make EXCELLENT yarn. It is soft and comes in a huge variety of colors for a bright scarf or a rug. Makes your knitting project feel like you bought expense Jersey yarn. Great way to save. Try it!

    • Angela

      Awesome Idea! How do you get the “t-shirt yarn” to be long enough? Do you just tie the pieces together?

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