It is Operation De-clutter in our home. It's time for some serious purging! It feels great to be getting rid of stuff and living with less. However, I've realized it takes quite a bit of research and a little creativity to be sure I'm disposing of things in the most environmentally friendly way possible. So every week I'm going to post on my findings on how to do a green declutter. I'll also tell you what other items I've cast off that week.
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It seems like the bulk of any declutter project rests with clothing. How often do we have so many clothes in the closet, but nothing to wear! After I cleaned out my closet, I was able to fit all of my nursing and pre-pregnancy clothes for all seasons in the closet. Only the maternity clothes needed to be stored away. This way I will always know what I have, and ideally will enjoy wearing it.
In order for that to happen, a LOT of clothes were given away. If clothes are still in style, you maybe able to consign them or sell them directly to a recycled clothing store. There are also many different organizations that can use donated clothing. I was happy to be able to donate my maternity clothes to a Christian pregnancy counseling organization. The rest of the clothes went to Goodwill.
It's important to follow the guidelines provided by the organization to which you are donating. If you give dirty or damaged items, there is a good chance they will end up in the dumpster anyway. Instead, there are many ways to reuse even worn out clothing. You can unravel sweaters to make recycled yarn. This is easier if you have a ball winder or a very patient husband to help you. The cloth from old clothes can be used for sewing projects and crafts. If nothing else, they can be cut up and used as cleaning rags.
What I got rid of this week...
Tea light candle and candle holder
Orange Artificial Foliage
1 Water Bottle
What creative ways do you recycle your clothing?
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