(Closed) What do you do when…

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do YOU do?
    Keep wearing it, pretending it's not so noticeable : (17 votes)
    35 %
    Get it repaired, regardless of cost : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Get it repaired, if it's cheap : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Let it sit in the closet/dresser because I can't bear to throw it out but also can't wear it : (10 votes)
    21 %
    Donate it : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Re-purpose it (upcycling, quilting, etc.) : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Toss it out : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I definitely keep wearing something and like to think no one notices πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think $16/pair for 3 years of sock wearing is pretty good πŸ™‚

    But, i have an embarassingly threadbare pair of red plaid pajamas that recently tore and i resewed them. They were FAR too junky to repair, but i love ’em so much.

    Post # 5
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    1000 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Hahaha, I love the poll results on this one! I voted keep wearing it too. Any way you can just buy a new pair though?

    Post # 6
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    haha if it was anything else, i would keep wearing or get repaired. but socks? those go to my dog πŸ™‚ 3 years for $16 is pretty good!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If I really love it, I try to find a way to fix it.  If I can’t, I usually let it sit in the closet, because I can’t bear to throw it away!

    This happened to my favorite sweater.  5 1/2 years ago.  Um, yeah I STILL remember it!  A friend’s cat pawed at me as I walked by, and his claws caught threads and ripped them out of the sweater.  Right in the front.  Ruined.  I was so upset (and obviously still haven’t gotten over it, haha).  It couldn’t be fixed, but I couldn’t bear to throw it out, so it hung in my closet for a year.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Threadbare socks I would totally keep wearing…they don’t get thrown out until my heel or toes are poking through πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Smartwool is awesome!  I have a smartwool sweater, and I love it so.  Not to mention the dozen or so pairs of Smartwool socks Mr.Adventure owns.  Yes…big Smartwool fans here!  πŸ˜‰ 

    $16 a pair is pretty expensive, but you should check out the used gear sales at REI.  If people return stuff to REI it HAS to be marked as used/damaged and they can only re-sell it at used gear sales.  I’d say probably half of Mr.Adventure’s Smartwool collection came from used gear sales, and believe me…they weren’t used.  You could tell by looking at them that they’ve never been worn, and the tags always list the reason they were returned.  Sometimes its for reasons as silly as “didn’t like color”, and they get marked down to as little as $3-$4 a pair! 

    Post # 11
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    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    And, btw…I have a pair of comfy lounge pants that I have ripped near the ankles TWICE, but I love them so, and cannot bear to throw them out, even though Mr.Adventure HATES them.  I know that I am as least sexy as I can possibly be when I put those things on, but sometimes….I just need to put on those heinous pants!

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Its a special sale they do once a quarter, I believe, and if you call your store they should tell you when their next used gear sale is.  Those sales are VERY popular, because you can get such amazing deals, so I’d advise you to get there bright and early!  We’ve gotten packs, down jackets, camp chairs, clothes, gloves and, of course, Smartwool for unbelievable prices.  If there’s a sale after Christmas that will be a wonderful time to go, because lots of people will have returned unused Christmas gifts that have to get marked down and sold at the used gear sale!  Good luck!  πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I have a comforter that I love. It is totally falling apart and I sewed it back together. Completely half assed, but it still works! As for clothes, if they are expensive or a favorite, I will get them repaired by a tailor (if I catch the rip in time). I have one pair of pants that are TOTALLY falling apart, but they are my favorite pair, so I still occasionally wear them… I just wear leggings underneath. (See attached pic.)

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    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee

    I would keep wearing them if they still do the job they were meant to: Keeping your Tootsies WARM!!! But if not I would reuse them for another purpose and maybe hint to Santa that they would make a lovely stocking stuffer this year?

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