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katelyn1953
Check with local resources to see what they will accept. Recycling varies widely across the nation. Some paper recyclers may take them if you dismantle the book. About 30 miles from me there is a waste to energy plant so I can take many otherwise non recyclables there, the items won't end up in a land fill, and will produce energy. Which means less burning of fossil fuel.
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Rosemary Hart

I practice intelligent hoarding. "I might need it again, so I'll hang on just in case..." is supposed to be bad, but it really can and does happen, and if you foolishly throw things out because it's claimed to be virtuous, Sod's Law dictates that you will not only need whatever-it-is sooner than you expected, but it will either be unavailable or twice the price!

If I had time, I could quote very good examples. So why don't the folk who tell us to throw things out come clean about what an expensive way of living it can easily become?

It does not follow that I keep everything for ever. During my winter sort-outs (I'm too busy enjoying life in the summer) I know when something I've kept for a while really will not be used and can go.

I once had a very interesting conversation with a woman I met in a car boot sale who couldn't bear to keep anything in the house that hadn't been used for six months, even if she knew she'd use it in month 7 or 8. I asked her about the expense of replacing things, She replied that she always bought second-hand stuff... Hey??!! That doesn't work!!!

I know, as someone who enjoys car boot sales, that if something is useful, you buy it when you see it, because you cannot, really *cannot*, rely on it turning up just when you need it! I thought she had some kind of mental disorder -the opposite disorder to the extreme hoarding that features in TV programmes.

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