IMG_0657If you have read us in the past month you know we covered how to organize your underwear drawer. Now we are tackling a topic we don’t like. When do you clean our your drawer and get rid of older pairs?

For me this is a hard topic, I love underwear so much I don’t like throwing a pair away, even if it’s one I don’t like. I have serval drawers full of undies. I always put it off till the last minute. So the drawers are running over and I have a basket beside the dresser.
I usually go through and find the pairs I love. The pairs I want to wear most often. I fold and put them in the top drawer (I have three drawers). Each pair is one that is a favorite. Some are a few years old and others are pretty new. I don’t organize them by color or brand. I like to mix it up and have different pairs every day. It’s like doing a grab bag for me each day.
The pairs I don’t normally wear or that are getting worn I put in the second drawer. They aren’t my all time favorites but they aren’t bad pairs either. All great. Then the third drawer is for pairs I can’t part with because they were favorites but now too worn to wear or pairs I just don’t like. Consider it the underwear grave yard.
The pairs left over are the ones I have to consider what to do with. As I said I can’t just throw them out. Its like I’m committing a crime. So there are a few options I do for underwear.
  • If you have a good friend into underwear and the same size consider doing a swap. It can be fun to get some undies you don’t like and trade them to a buddy for pairs he doesn’t  like. This works well with a guy who has briefs but likes boxer briefs and vice versa. It’s a win-win for underwear lovers!
  • Give pairs that haven’t been worn much to a friend. We all have a friend who’s getting into underwear and it’s good to expose them to some great brands. Or you can just give a pair to someone who loves underwear (see above but no trade)
  • Don’t know anyone into undies, you ca make something out of the underwear if you can. Gone are the days when you use underwear as dust rags. With what we pay for a lot of the pairs it’s a sin to do that! One things i want to do is make a quilt out of some of my favorite pairs. A reader suggested it years ago and I’m constantly going through that third drawer to find pairs that would make a great quilt. This also will take a ton of underwear to make, since I’m a briefs guy.
  • Throw them away. I hate this option. But some guys don’t have a problem doing this. I hate it but have done it in the past. Mainly with swim briefs. The spandex gets so worn our there is no recovery. So the only option is throw them away. I hear some say donate them but most clouting places won’t take worn underwear.
This is what I do, lets hear when you guys clean out your drawer and what you do with old pairs you don’t or can’t wear any more.



Tim is the founder and editor of Underwear News Briefs. He has been an avid underwear fan since the age of 14! He founded UNB in 2008 and has continued to broaden his underwear love over the years


  1. I always love getting old undies from buds! Beat up and worn in is awesome. Just as awesome as fresh out of the bag!

  2. Jake Pruitt Reply

    We donate almost all of our underwear to our church’s clothing closet! We don’t donate the fetish/kinky stuff, but since we rarely actually wear out our undies, it would be a shame for them to not get some more use!

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