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5 Ways to Repurpose Retired Scrubs

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It’s a sad day when we have to retire our Blue Sky scrubs, but it is inevitable- they wear out, especially with the rigorous shifts we put them through. But don’t throw them out! There are many ways to repurpose old medical uniforms, and today we’re going to give you ideas for your recycling your retired scrub sets!

Cleaning and Chores Around the House

Retired scrubs keep you safe from cleaning chemicals, like bleach, or vinegar. Vinegar won’t harm your clothing (or anything) at all, but it sure has a stench to it, and you won’t want to wear that scent around. When you’re done cleaning, just throw your scrubs into the last laundry load for the day, and you’re done!

Bathing Fido and Cleaning out Cages

Messy, messy, messy are pets, especially small animals like hamsters and ferrets. But cleaning out dirty cages and bathing dogs are good uses for retired scrubs. Your street clothes get less wet, and less muddy and grody as well!

Pulling Weeds and Planting New Plants

Long, comfortable pants are perfect for gardening. You’ll need clothing that’s flexible so that you can bend, stand, and bend again with ease. You’ll also need something you can get dirty in, and old scrubs are perfect for that.

Mowing the Lawn

Grass stains are the worst, and difficult to launder out. So save your scrubs for laundry day- they’ll protect you from those pesky stains! Too bad we can’t do much for your shoes, though...

Babysitting or Pet Sitting


Spit up and muddy paws won’t be an issue when you’re wearing scrubs. And if you have multiple pairs that need to be retired, that’s all the better- as you may need to change them more than once. We often buy multiple scrub sets at a time.