Clothes are a big part of our lives, whether we’re into high fashion or just trying to make sure we’re not flashing anyone. But unfortunately, they can get really expensive really fast. Another frustrating thing is that people tend to go through a lot of clothing. The average person tosses about 81 pounds of clothing into landfills every year. Not only is that bad for the environment, but it’s also wasteful in other ways, too!
Altogether, that’s about 15 million tons of textile waste produced every year in the United States.
So how can you battle this — both from an environmental standpoint and the point of, well, looking out for your wallet?
One great way is to buy clothing secondhand. You should also donate your used items rather than tossing them out. There’s truth to the saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
The other way to save money on clothes is to learn how to fix and repurpose them. There are hundreds of lifehacks you can use to return your clothes to new condition. Or, if you’re feeling like an upgrade, use one of these handy hacks to make your clothes into something totally new!