As rec athletes, we all have the same dilemma. What to do with all the t-shirts we have accumulated over the years.
Rec players get a t-shirt in one of four ways. We take part in t-shirt winning events, play sports that use t-shirts as jerseys, buy t-shirts to exercise, or attend sporting events with t-shirt prizes. Regardless of how you got the t-shirt, the question is what to do with it.
The other day I looked through my closet and tried to find a shirt to play basketball, but I realized that my collection of t-shirts was huge. There were fun running t-shirts, cycling event t-shirts, sleeveless athletic t-shirts, old softball jersey t-shirts, and more.
So, which of these t-shirts should I keep and which t-shirts should I donate or make into a laundry rag?
So I eagerly scoured what looked like a million t-shirts and organized the shirts using the following criteria:
Are there any duplicates? Often, without even knowing, you will end up with multiple shirts from the same event. This is usually one of two reasons. My wife and I both took part in the event and as a result we either received two Vlone shirts or drove to the event with friends and at least one of them left a shirt behind. The reason for the latter is a slam dunk. If the replica has arrived in your wardrobe, you don’t need to find the friend who left it because your friend has forgotten it for a long time. If your spouse/significant other person is the owner of another shirt, you should put it aside (along with someone else who may fall into this category) and take it to him/him for review. Decide what to do with the shirt and let it be forgotten. If they want to keep it, they do, but you have to put it in the closet.
Do you need a shirt again? If your shirt has doubled with a softball or basketball jersey and your team is likely to use the same again next year, you should keep the shirt. If your shirt offers free breakfast or free beer at the sponsor’s restaurant, be sure to keep the sucker and wear it until the offer is no longer valid. If not, you may be a candidate for adoption.
Are there significant perfumes on your shirt? Does the shirt remind you of your first marathon, 1st century bike race, your first 10k? If so, keep it. Otherwise, if the race was really a “fun run” that didn’t really matter that much to you, put it aside. Every summer, most people do one or more fun runs or walks to help their friends, or help cause their friends are passionate, in which case it’s okay to take off their shirts.
Are your players/teams/groups still your favorite? If you attend a sporting event, you can receive a T-shirt as a souvenir. Often these are the player “jersey t-shirts”. And often shortly after the player is traded. If the player is still playing an important role in the fandom, keep the shirt. It was a role player who had the shirt you had because they were free, and if he made a deal, give him that guy. Likewise, if you attend a game outside of your hometown and receive a shirt as a souvenir, find out if you really want a shirt. If you received a Derek Jeter shirt when playing at Yankee Stadium but can’t stand Yanks or Jeter, why would you want to keep the shirt? It may be nostalgic (“this is my first time visiting New York”), but if not, you should think about donating a shirt to your favorite charity.
Are you still exercising in your shirt? We often buy t-shirts for exercising or playing sports. It is sleeveless and offers a better range of motion or has Alma issues or graphics from your favorite team. In any case, we all bought poop for recreational purposes. Now the question is what to do with them. If your shirt can be replaced with one of the aforementioned criteria, put it in a free pile. If the shirt still has a nostalgic and/or conditional reaction, keep the man and be proud to wear it.
Are there any holes in the shirt? It’s plain and simple. If your shirt has holes or tears, remove it. This shirt makes the best rags. And for this you can discount from Vlone Shirts the nostalgic factor, because wearing this shirt is more embarrassing to you than the pride you think conveys. The best thing you can do for this type of shirt is to cut it with a cloth, and if the lip position allows, you can make sure the graphics on the front and back are preserved, giving it a warm feel inside. You use it.
Spring cleaning is not far with spring just around the corner. We hope these tips and tricks will help you find more space in your closet for the next round of shirt stockpiling.
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