old scrubs? what do you do with them?

  1. i've worked in some sort of medical field for the last 10 years and i've acquired tons of scrubs that i just don't wear anymore. you know the kind, too little, too dingy, too big, etc.

    they keep piling up around the house in various places but i just can't seem to just throw them away! i've mowed the lawn in scrubs, i've scrubbed the floor in scrubs, i've washed the car in scrubs, i've slept in scrubs........i've tried every way i know to wear these things to a frazzle so i can toss 'em in the trash and it's just not working.

    what do YOU do with your old scrubs?
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   Mama Val
    See if goodwill or the local homeless shelter will take them. We use hand-me-down scubs for our clients in detox and are always taking any we can get. Did you write them off for taxes when you bought them, mabey you can do it when you donate them ???????
  4. by   LasVegasRN
    Some that were really raggedy I tore up and use for dusting rags.

    My Dad seems to have acquired most of mine for lounging around the house and using as pajammas.

    The pair I got from a Star Trek Convention that say "Star Fleet Medical Corp" is safely tucked away in my closet.
  5. by   cactus wren
    i take the ones i am just plain tired of to work, and put them in the locker room with a sign for 'if ya like em, they`re yours".the cna`s especially are appreciative.the plain worn out ones i turn into rags, after all, they`ve had a long useful life
  6. by   NMAguiar
    I'd love to have the classic Star Trek pair -- yes, I'm unabashedly a big fan.

    Contact me by sending by sending a news item at this web site. . My e-mail account has a glitch.

    I'd also love to ask you about that triage center in Las Vegas that closed a couple of weeks ago -- like whether you work there and if it's still closed. But that's for another thread.

    Thanks!:roll :roll :roll
  7. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by NMAguiar
    I'd love to have the classic Star Trek pair -- yes, I'm unabashedly a big fan.

    Contact me by sending by sending a news item at this web site. . My e-mail account has a glitch.

    I'd also love to ask you about that triage center in Las Vegas that closed a couple of weeks ago -- like whether you work there and if it's still closed. But that's for another thread.

    Thanks!:roll :roll :roll
    Ohhhh, no. You can't have them!! I don't know where else you can get them, that was several years ago when the first Star Trek movie with the New Generation cast was being promoted at the convention. George Takei was our presenter and Brent Spiner was there signing autographs.

    UMC's Trauma Center re-opened after being closed 10 days. No, I don't work there....
  8. by   rebelwaclause
    originally posted by cactus wren
    i take the ones i am just plain tired of to work, and put them in the locker room with a sign for 'if ya like em, they`re yours".the cna`s especially are appreciative.the plain worn out ones i turn into rags, after all, they`ve had a long useful life
    ...when i was in nursing school working "part of a part-time" job, i could've kissed the person who bought in a big green garbage bag full of used scrubs, (clean of course!), with a note attached that stated "to anyone who wants 'em, but students first"

    an angel in disguise for sure! i could afford another box of top ramen!!!! (tah-heeee!)
  9. by   NMAguiar
    Hee, hee! A woman after my own heart. I wouldn't give them up either.

    :kiss
  10. by   shay
    I wear 'em to clean house.
  11. by   Squeeta2
    I was thinking about turning some of mine into a "remember" quilt. Some day when I have time to get back to that of course!
  12. by   vettech
    My old scub tops end up as bedding in the ferret cage as well as the upper part of the bottoms. The legs also go to the ferrets but out in the living room as play tunnels to crawl through. For those of you with kittens, they'll like this as well.
  13. by   boggle
    Tie dye them then give 'em to the kids. They make great pajamas when they get soft from so much wearing and washing.

    Mind you, the high-schoolers are wearing pajamas to school now-a-days.

    Don't think I could ever wear them to bed myself- would induce nightmares!!:uhoh21:
  14. by   Heather56
    Donating scrubs that are still in good condition to goodwill makes them available at a reasonable price to others. Many of the new nurses I work with go that route.

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