What happens to the "stuff" when we purge the clutter from our homes?
I am deep in the throes of this dilemma, as I have 2 rooms full of accumulated "stuff" and great need for space.
Everyone in my family tells me to just "bite the bullet" and get rid of it (ie trash it).
I just cannot do it. I find myself wading through it trying to find a place for it to go..donate, recycle, etc.
It is very time consuming, not just in sorting it, but finding a place for it to go besides a trash can.
So many websites that I have looked at say.."just realize this is a one time trash it and send it to the landfill, vowing not to buy anything again that cannot be used up or recycled.
I can do the vow..I just am having a very hard time with the "one time trash it".
What do you do?
Here is one example:
What do you do with old shoes that cannot be donated because they are very worn? I have seen Soles4Souls and Share Our Shoes but they do not recycle shoes. Nike, who will take old shoes and recycle them into something different, does not have a drop off box in all of North Carolina.
I need help! I have no love for this stuff and am not in the least attached to it, I just don't want to send it to be the environment's problem...(like the photo above portrays).