I can't explain it but for some reason I am very magnetic to stuff.
Take this 6-cup espresso maker, still in its box. My mother gave it to me a few weeks ago as she wasn't using it. Why she had ever purchased a 6-cup espresso maker in the first place is a mystery since she lives alone.
I use a 2-cup espresso maker. (That's about all my body can take in a day.) I have no use for a 6-cup version, so out it goes. I hope I don't sound ungrateful. Somebody out there will enjoy it. If you're interested, check the Chelsea Salvation Army come Tuesday.
Also headed for the thrift store is this bag of old clothes, some mine, some Michael's.
Baby Simplicity is now walking so there's no need for this collapsible stroller, itself a garbage find. Gone!
How (and if) to discard fabric remnants too small to turn into garments is an ongoing dilemma I've solved in different ways. Once, I had about four bagfuls and I listed them on Craigslist. A Filipino woman who worked for an organization that upcycles fabric scraps came over and took them off my hands. But it took a lot of energy and time to make that connection. We now have a fabric and clothing recycling bin a few blocks away, and this bag landed there today. I needed it gone.
I have a tendency to wear my pants to shreds. These me-made jeans from a few years ago were so beaten up in so many places I couldn't give them away and I'm not the patchwork type. They ended up in the big recycling bin too.
We had a huge number of clay pots on the balcony left over from the days when Michael was interested in gardening. We carted them downstairs and they were gone within minutes.
Readers, there is still so much more ditching to do.
I can live with a lot of disorder but even I have my limits and this holiday weekend seems like the perfect time to address the mess.
I hope to ditch daily for at least the next week and I hope you will join me -- or at least cheer me on.
What do you do with all your fabric scraps?
Have a great day, everybody!
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