I have been cutting up clean clothing that does not fit us. many items have been made into dishcloths and towels. THese are not just rags, the edges are all neatly hemmed. Partly because if they get washed the loose strings could end up tangling in the motor and we do nOT need that. I started because I did NOT want to spend money on dishcloths and towels esp as my family will NOT rinse them out and lay them flat to dry most of the time. I got tired of never being able to find a dishcloth or towel. I am also making gift bags for birthdays and holidays, and even a little case to keep those stick like packages of drink mix (like crystal light) in my purse, and for J to keep tampons in her purse with-o advertising what they are. I know in a prior post many of you commented about how you were over-run iwth rags from cut up clothing and were having to sneak them into the garbage because they "could be useful". Now we come to the part where husband thinks I am nuts. I do NOT want these clothes around. If the kids/husband can find them they will try to wear them. Period. Does not matter if they fit. Tossing away clean fabric seems a bit silly. Why bother to wash it if you are going to throw it away? I am also enough of a tighwad to admit that buying kleenex seems like a big waste to me. We spend all that money, chop all those trees down, bleach the paper out, to blow our noses or clean our glasses on. I am a realist and I know that not all material needs to be kept or re-used. I don't want to spend time hemming a gray shirt that once was white and that is worn out. So I have cut them into tissues. We will use them one time and toss them away. They would be thrown away anyway, and it doesn't really matter what shape or condition or color a tissue is as long as it is a reasonable size. I mostly cut them up when watching tv because I HATE to sit and watch tv with-o something to do. I figure this will give us another use out of the old shirts, get them used and then into the trash with-o them sitting around waiting to be used. The cotton will eventually break down in a landfill, and we won't have to spend good money on kleenex (I am NOT ever going to do this with bathroom tissue - even I am not that frugal. It would just mess up the septic tank anyway.). We won't wash these to re-use. We have way to many old tshirts for that! It would be an unwise use of water, in my opinion. It will also mean that husband and thank you don't use 2 or 3 tissues layered on top of each other when they blow - the cloth will stand up to the gale-force wind coming out of their nose!! so one square of old tshirt would replace 2 or 3 tissues. have I lost my mind?