Local columnist Jon Carroll started today's column like this:
So here's the thing: Our washer/dryer is downstairs and accessible only through an outside stairway. So when it rains, I tend to delve more deeply into my clothes closet. That in itself is not a hardship - I am not big on throwing things away - but it does put me in touch with garments that I have not seen for many years.Please do not follow Jon's lead. Put those garments in the charity bag, and then take them off to the charity (or arrange for a pick-up).
Often, there's a reason why these clothes are in the "not any time soon" drawer, and often I forget what that reason is. Then, sometime during the day, I remember. A sensible person would then put that garment in the charity pile, and if I find a sensible person, I'll be sure to ask for his help.
[picture from Stoneberry Gifts]