Help me throw away without guilt!
January 1, 2008 3:27 PM Subscribe
Sustainable decluttering: how can I cull my stuff without feeling horribly guilty for throwing it out?
posted by ocherdraco to Home & Garden (26 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Last June, I moved from a beautiful, light-filled, very spacious three-story apartment in Cambridge, MA, to a still very nice but significantly smaller (by two rooms) apartment in Queens.
I've got too much stuff, and I know the quickest way to solve that problem is to just toss things, but I hesitate to just throw things out because, well, landfills are atrocious. I've pretty much done the reuse and recycle part as much as I can, and the excess I'm left with is stuff that really doesn't have a purpose and wouldn't be taken by places like the Salvation Army or Goodwill.
What should I do with this useless stuff? (And I should mention that I don't have the time to craft, etc.)