Do you have old prom dresses taking up precious space in your closet? If so, why not relieve your closet of this clutter and put your old prom dresses to good use. If you just let them sit there, what use are the old prom dresses, really? Sure, periodically looking at your old prom dresses may bring back nostalgic memories for you, but do you really need a dress to help preserve precious memories? Here are 4 ways that you can recycle your old prom dresses:
Donate to a prom dress organization. Several prom dress organizations exist to help young ladies live out their dreams as they attend their class proms. Don’t let these young ladies get caught not being able to attend prom due to lack of prom dresses. Do your part and donate your prom dresses. (You can even use your donation as a tax write off, so donating your dresses helps you, too.) Don’t know where to donate your old prom dresses? Try Princess Project or Donate My Dress.
Gift prom dresses to a friend or family member. You can always pass your prom dresses down to family members. Are you afraid that your prom dresses will be out of style? Don’t worry. Anything goes in this day and age, and young ladies really know how to take the old and turn it into the new. Use your old prom dresses to help young ladies celebrate their femininity. You’ll be glad you did. You’ll be doing the young ladies favors by supplying dresses, and you’ll have some fresh closet space.
Deliver prom dresses to a church. Churches are usually in the business of helping others, and churches sometimes even help back the nonprofit organizations that help supply clothes to others, so take your prom dresses to a local church to help some lucky young ladies realize their high school prom dreams. If you know a few particular young ladies at the church that you would like to give your prom dresses to, approach them, but don’t be hurt if they say no. You can still donate them elsewhere.
Sell it in a garage sale. If you don’t want to let your prom dresses go for absolutely free, why not sell them in a garage sale? Now, you won’t likely sell your old prom dresses for a lot, but you may get a few bucks per dress. Still, you get a few dollars, and some lucky young ladies get some really nice prom dresses. Make sure that you do cover the dresses in clear plastic. This will help potential buyers see the dresses without handling the material so much. Too, keep the dresses out of the sun to keep them from fading.