To toss or not to toss? This decision is trying for my teen age girls but they are able to cope mostly because they have out-grown their old stuff. For their father, my husband, and for many others it is a paralyzing task because old items have a value, sometimes sentimental. I simply become apoplectic and commence tossing the items closest to my hand. Mantra #2...I am not a hoarder.
A year after a major toss I'll find myself asking, "what happened to my lavender sweater, or that little box of socks, or those brightly flowered pants? In the Halloween box?" It's hard to remember. Do we really keep things too long? Or not long enough? I say get your unwanted and unused garments out the door. In the age of H&M disposable clothing, consumers are throwing away billions of pounds of old garments annually not fully understanding the implications of the throw away pile. Here are a few green alternatives for unwanted garments:
1. donate them to our local Magic Hat resale shop,
2. consign them to Rags to Riches - 41 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead
2. sell them online
3. do a swap night with friends....or
4. reduce your carbon footprint by taking recyclables to your local garment collection center where they will be sorted and fashioned into new garments.
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Donate to the Marblehead School System
Marblehead consignment - Rags to Riches
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