Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Lighten The Load
I've always been conscientious about recycling and re-using items, but since I launched my de-cluttering practice four years ago, I am constantly on the look out for new items to recycle and the outlets that accept them. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to find a program at my local Greenmarket in Manhattan that recycles old clothes, shoes, and bed linens, among other household items. Visit www.cenyc.org
When I am doing my quarterly purge in my homes, I donate to a local thrift store or a charitable organization. But in some cases the items are well past their expiry date and of no use to anyone. I ask you just how many cleaning rags can one have? Knowing that two blocks away, there is a kiosk waiting for my castoffs, has helped me enormously. Each Greenmarket has a receptacle to toss unwanted items. With the possibility of getting a tax deduction you can't afford not to do this. Check with the Greenmarket personnel to find out if you're eligible. If you live outside of NYC, contact your local recycling center to inquire about a similar program or maybe start one in your community. Just imagine how much lighter you and the earth will feel!