5 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Scrubs

Out with the Old Scrubs and in With the New

The end of the year is near, and your closet is a mess and packed with clothes (mostly scrubs). There is no time like before the New Year to organize yourself, make room for your new scrubs and take Eminem’s advice and clean out your closet.

It is easy to throw away those old scrubs, but there are so many great ways to repurpose your scrubs. Even if DIY crafts are not your forte, no worries, we have done our research and there are a lot of places where you can donate your scrubs and help others in need.

Here are 5 different ways to repurpose your old scrubs to make room for the new and fresh scrubs coming to your closet in 2017!

1. Gift Them

No, we aren’t talking about giving your friends your old scrubs. Find ways to use them creatively to give gifts all year long. One of our favorite ways to make your old scrubs gift worthy is by making them wine bottle covers. Perfect for any season and your friends and family will love them.

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You can find this tutorial here.

2. Rags

Cut up those old scrubs into squares and rectangles, and you’ll have cute rags to clean the counters, tables, or windows around the house. When they get dirty, just throw them in the washer machine and reuse again!

3. Sew Up Your Old Print Tops and Make a Quilt

Sewing skills are needed to repurpose your scrubs this way. To get started cut out your scrubs into squares. If you feel like getting creative and putting those worn scrubs to use, bust out your sewing kit and head to Pinterest and get your craft on.  Don’t have enough scrubs for a quilt? Don’t worry you can always make a tote bag or pillow case!

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4. Make Cute Headbands

For all of us that aren’t great at DIYs and sewing, this craft is perfect. Just take a pair of scissors to your old favorite scrubs. You can add rhinestones, bows, or ribbons to spice up your headband. In the end, the best perk is you’ll have a plethora of cute headbands for any occasion.

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Learn how here.

5. Donate

Tis the season for giving. You may be thinking, “no one is going to want these old things,” but as the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. You can take your old scrubs to your local Salvation Army, Goodwill, or to your local animal shelter as they typically take clothing to use as animal bedding. Lastly, you can ship them to Global Links which is a great organization that donates scrubs to less fortunate communities around the world.

To those who care for their patients near and far:

Thank you for giving up your holidays at home with your families to take care of others in need. We appreciate you year round but are especially grateful to you and your families during the holiday season. From all of us here at UA, we wish you a wonderful Holiday weekend.

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