I'm pretty pleased with the minions - they sorted out their own closets, and I just had to go through and do some final supervisory work. Half of these bags are headed to the DAV, the other half are headed to the landfill. Well. I thinned out the bags headed to landfill...
And turned a large pile of shrunken, stained t-shirts into perfectly good rags. My husband does a lot of refinishing work, and he goes through rags like nobody's business.
I think that's lovely - using what you have on hand to do good things, instead of always buying new. Getting all the use out of the good things God's given you - it's just good stewardship.
Speaking of taking good things that God gives you and making use out of them... We just planted a rosebush in the backyard, and it's been blooming like crazy. The blooms have the most insane rose fragrance, so I decided to give a try to drying some of the defunct petals. I spent a few minutes picking them off, putting them in a mesh laundry bag, and I hung them up in the patio, over my sewing area. If it works, I'll have some pretty, scented petals to put in Christmas gifts - and if it doesn't, well... those roses were done anyway. No harm, no foul. And it was fun. :)