We live in a city apartment. It's not huge––we have one big closet and one tiny storage locker in the cellar––which means we just have to get rid of a bunch of stuff every once in a while. Currently, I'm trying to cope with the results of shipping far too many clothes to Zürich when we first moved here. They've got to go.
Texaid, a Swiss organization that collects, recycles and reuses used clothing in support of charities like Caritas Schweiz and the Swiss Red Cross. The bags are too small--clearly designed for smart shoppers who buy judiciously. My closet always seems to fill up with clothes so big or so small or so odd that I wondered why I ever bought them.
Happily, I discovered that there are drop-off containers right in my neighborhood. All I have to do is bag it up and dump it in. The instructions don't even specify that you have to use those tiny Texaid bags.
Texaid also has a handy search tool so that you can find the nearest collection point. Neat.
Story by Kathy