Do I Really Need That Many Piles?
Not necessarily. While we all want to minimize waste and be good stewards of our possessions—even the ones we’re getting rid of–it’s important to recognize that sometimes it’s okay to skip recycling and donating. If trying to find just the right spot to take everything or wrangling the collapsing of a ton of cardboard boxes leaves you feeling overwhelmed and keeps you from decluttering, it’s OK to skip recycling and donating this time and just put things in the trash. Once you’re past feeling overwhelmed, you can go right back to recycling and donating with a clear conscience. In this case, your piles will be Keep, Trash, Re-locate