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Uses for Old Bedding

Old bedding, in addition to sheets, such as blankets and mattress pads can be put to new uses after they are no longer used as bedding. This is a guide about uses for old bedding.

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August 17, 2004 Flag
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How do you use old bedding? We have a lot of answers for sheets from last years brainstorm but what about blankets, mattress pads and pillows.

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February 5, 20020 found this helpful
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Our local S.P.C.A. always needs old sheets, towels, blankets, etc for caring for the animals they have.

- Barb/Bluejay

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August 17, 20040 found this helpful
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Those old recieving blankets that are to small for you growing baby make great all purpose rags when cut up. I use them to wipe noses, clean up messes, wipe messy faces, dry bottoms after cleaning, and much more. I always have them around and they cost me nothing (they were all gifts!).

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January 9, 20050 found this helpful

Aliceone's website for helping the shelter is great. Here's the link with specifications for the cage comforters:

I know there are lots of animal lovers on ThriftyFun. It's a good way to use up extras and help the animals, too.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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May 6, 20050 found this helpful

You can use sheets as washable seatcovers. Here, they cover the truck bench seat, and in the L/R, they cover my couch. When dirt or pets hair happen, they can be washed! The local thrift stores resell sheets and other bedding. They're great used as backing for a quilt.

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July 29, 2015 Flag
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Old wool like blankets make great filler or batting for quilts, especially the scratchy ones.


May 31, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about uses for old sheets. Clean out your linen closet and put those old, worn, or stained sheets to a new use.

Stack of folded old bed sheets

January 25, 2014 Flag

I have some lovely sheets that complement my bedroom, but had a center tear (fitted sheet). I like to save those for putting over the box spring. With the regular mattress on top, the tear isn't going anywhere, but it makes for a nice stream lined look. No ugly box spring visible. I've done this in my daughter's room as well, all she has to do is pull up the sheet and comforter and her bed looks awesome.

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