When you just can't part with it
The best thing I found while putting this list together are the quilts from Project Repat. For all of you that hold on to every cherished bit of clothing whether it's concert t-shirts or baby clothes Project Repat is the way to go. What they do is take any clothing items you want to hold onto and create beautiful new quilts using patches from those items.
The Project Repat story starts in Nairobi, Kenya, where Project Repat co-founder Ross Lohr was doing non-profit education work. After sitting in traffic for 2 hours, he discovered the cause of the jam: an overturned fruit and vegetable rickshaw pushed by a Kenyan man wearing a t-shirt that said “I Danced My Ass Off at Josh’s Bar Mitzvah.”
Best fact ever - Since launching, the company has prevented more than five million t-shirts from being dumped into landfills by upcycling them into quilts.
And what about your family photos, but take up a large amount of space? Digital services are a great option and many of them will do the work for you. (I know! Exciting!)
ScanMyPhotos.com helps digitally organize all your nostalgic family photos in a big way already having digitally preserved more than 300 million photos, they are quite the experts.
How it works: Order a ScanMyPhotos.com prepaid box online, which holds about 1,800 pictures with free 3-way S/H for $145 to help declutter your home from photo snapshots. Orders are scanned and returned in days.