You might have already said a final goodbye to all the clothing you decided to let go during you latest closet detox. You’ve found it easier to breathe and navigate through your minimized wardrobe. Not sure what to do with all clothing you no longer need? Read on for some tips.
While there are tons of closet detox articles and tips online, only a few of them mention what to do with the cast off. However, just tossing old clothes into the trash can simply isn’t good enough. First of all, there are huge problems with textile recycling. According to the EPA data, out of 12.8 million tons of clothing waste generated in the US in 2017 alone, only 13.6% can be recycled. Second, our cast off clothing ends up in the developing countries, killing thousands of people and nature with poisonous fumes as they decompose without proper disposal. Finally, for every item you throw in trash, there often is someone who would find it useful.
Let’s sum up the piles or boxes you might be having now from the closet detox.
Seasonal – seasonal items you will unpack later this year
Keepsakes – must-keeps that you may reconsider a year from now
Repair – clothing that you like but is either damaged or needs to be redesigned
For sale – items that makes sense to sell
Home – items that you pledge to wear or use at home
Give away – items you will give away to people you know
Donate – items you will donate
Recycle – items to throw away