Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

What to do with clothes



Recommended Posts

This is the first time in my life I've ever given away / donated / gifted my beautiful big-sized clothes. I always kept them around before, thinking I might need them again.

I'm here to tell you that the therapeutic value of getting rid of those beautiful, expensive size 12s, 14s, 16s, 18s, and 20s was priceless.

I felt like Alexander burning my ships after reaching the shores of Persia.

Commitment!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hung my largest shirt and pair of pants on the wall in my exercise room. Motivation I guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been collecting for the victims of the valley fire in northern ca. generally the evacuee centers have been overwhelmed with used clothes. that being said, there is a real shortage of plus size women's clothing in large sizes, pretty much nothing in fact. at the moose lodge in middletown ca, I saw women and men in wheelchairs living in tents, having lost EVERYTHING. they need practical things like coats and tents. for info and to try to connect with specific needs and families, try VALLEY FIRE INFORMATION on Facebook and related sites. I am going to try to connect up with specific needs and individuals so as not to add to the piles of STUFF needing to be sorted and got under cover before the autumn rains start. also people are trying to replace collections that they treasured, such as a collection of hallmark and mt st helens ornaments. if you would like to help in this effort, message me. of value: coats, hats, scarves and such, especially if you would like to handmake the hats. my group is called, ART AGAINST THE STORM. we will also be having auctions of nice art work and hand made items to fundraise for relief of fire victims, both human and animal. cheers and love, sara crystal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your post says 10/17 but the flyer says 10/22. Which date is it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I kept one pair of my biggest pants.....everything else to St. Vincent DePaul...they do very good works in my area. I know there was someone out there that needed them as I did once. I spent so much money on clothes...as you know...clothes that large do not come cheap! Now I despise spending money on clothes!!! I'm on the clearance racks...because I can be now!! Yay!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've consigned the practically new stuff. I've made about 200 dollars that way. Some I've given to friends/family and the rest I donate ( I need every tax deduction I can get)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sold mine to buy more. :) and have some away to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just gave some more of my clothing to charity! My wardrobe has shrunk so much over the last year! I am still working towards my weight loss goal!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your post says 10/17 but the flyer says 10/22. Which date is it?

Sorry about that and for the delay in responding; I hadn't "followed" the topic, so just saw your question by sheer luck.

It is indeed Thursday, October 22 (I just now edited my earlier post). For convenience, here's the flyer link again. Thanks for catching my error, briefs199.

Laurie

Clothing Exch Master PATIENTS.docx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know this is an older thread but personally I would try and find a Veterans organization in your area and donate them to their homeless programs. We do a HUGE jeans program here every year and collect jeans all year long. But I am suret hey need other types of clothing also. Here's a link to the Las Vegas Stand Down group. http://www.usvetsinc.org/information-center/calendar/events/2016-las-vegas-stand-down/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have sold some to a consignment store and given some to Goodwill. When I donated to our goodwill, my receipt came with a 25% off coupon at their store! I then proceeded directly to the store and bought $96 worth of clothes for $72! I am set for the next two size drops! :P:D

pam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I donated everything. Goodwill and nice things to "dress for success "

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using the BariatricPal App

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

some has gone to goodwill - some went to my sisters - some I am saving for a clothing swap my Church ladies group does twice a year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • summerset

      Work is still stressful and I'm on sick leave for this week because of acute laryngitis (corona tested negative twice). 😷
      I'm surprised that I still get reactions for posts sometimes, even though some of them are quite old now.
      Anyway, hoping people are ok!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Living4cc

      ✨ Things that you need after surgery that no one tells you that you need✨👇🏾
      64953397742__153F0400-C88C-4500-A23D-16EEF4BACAEA.MOV
      · 1 reply
      1. Micheleah

        Very helpful, I was just wondering about our stomach wounds..September 8 2021 Sleeve

    • Living4cc

      How are you guys how are you all a little bit about me my name is Cici I had my bariatric sleeve on July 27, 2021 and six days postop currently, I have been dealing with a bit of anxiety a little depression and it’s something that no one really talks about.
      I would love followers and to follow more people throughout this journey because I’m pretty much alone I have a freak out at least once every two hours I know I did the right thing but sometimes I feel like I didn’t I also know this too shall pass and by this time next year it won’t be tears of sadness I’ll be having tears of joy so please follow me on my journey and I will do the same😍
      I would love to share some of the things that I have discovered after surgery that no one talks about
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Living4cc

      I
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Stacyp44

      surgery on thursday im so excited
      · 2 replies
      1. Candace76

        Congrats & good luck!😊

      2. Living4cc

        CongratulationsI’m six days post it hasn’t been the easiest but I think I’m definitely saving my life and I swear I cry at least once every two hours but sweetheart you will be fine there’s also a couple things that I would like to make sure that you have before your surgery if that’s OK

  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×