how to stop accumulating stuff at home

At home we normally accumulate things in the corridors, in the corners in the kitchen, children rooms and everywhere. We fill the storage room with boxes and you think I will soon throw it away, but time goes by and they’re still there.

That happen when suddenly you get the motivation to become minimalist and you pile up all the things that no longer have space in your life sometimes it’s just a few bags of clothes but most of the time it can be boxes and boxes of things you don’t use. It is important to get it out of the house as soon as possible, because until you have removed them from home you do not start to truly experience liberation and also because many times it is not easy to make the decision to let go of certain things and if once you have already had the courage to do so, you continue to see them every time you pass by because there is a good chance that you will put them back in your closet.

The reason why this happens to many people is not because you are lazy or stupid, what happens is that normally you do not know how to do it, we lack the information so when it comes to getting these things from home we face three main problems:
1-You do not want to throw everything away because there are many things that are in good condition and that can still be used even if you do not want or need it.
2- You have things that cannot be thrown into the normal container of your building or house like old phones, computers etc.
3- You have a lot of things to throw it away and you don’t know how to transport it.

With the things that can still be used we can do two things to sell or donate, if you have objects that are still in very good condition and have a certain value you can sell them in the second-hand market there are thousands of websites like Ebay where you can sell them but this takes time and dedication especially if there are many things you will have to value if it compensates you or not take it, the other option is to donate them but sometimes the charity organizations that are in charge of receiving this type of things are very busy because they received a lot of donations and are normally saturated but all this depends on the country where you live.

The best thing about donation is to look in your city where you can donate things, for example to homeless people, in the church, in places where you think they may need donations.

When you have things that do not go in the normal garbage, such as electrical, furniture or chemical products, the easiest thing is to call the company that collects the garbage in your city to request information. Usually the counties have a home collection service in case you do not have a car, of course it is a service that must be paid but it is worth it since they will take everything and you will not have to waste time thinking about where you can throw it away or donate it. It is important to separate the different types of things according to the materials that make them up because it is much easier recycle.

Well, now you no longer have an excuse, maybe you have the excuse that now with the quarantine due to the COVID- 2019 things get a little complicated, but don’t give up, you see that there are many options and there will be many more if you inform yourself, take action as soon as possible and stop accumulate garbage, the feeling of emptying your house of all those things is wonderful, you will see.


If you have any other ideas or advice that I have forgotten, leave it here below in a comment.

Thank you for reading

See you soon Ney

Reciclaje textil 

Reciclando, ropa, medio ambiente

“Si realmente crees que el medio ambiente es menos importante que la economía, intenta aguantar la respiración mientras cuentas tu dinero” Dr. Guy Mc Pherson 

Cada año millones de dólares van a parar a la basura unas 100 toneladas de ropa usada, nuestra ropa habitual está hecha de 4 materiales básicos algodón, lana, seda y fibras sintéticas.

Las fibras sintéticas como el nylon, el perle, y la licra se obtienen de derivados del petróleo, y su fabricación genera una importante contaminación atmosférica.

Otro ejemplo es el poliéster es una fibra sintética, su producción genera CO2 y otros gases consume gran cantidad de agua y su catalizador es cancerígeno y tóxico para los humanos. Al lavarlo desprende fibras que van a parar a los ríos, al mar y a los peces que con todos esos tóxicos luego ingerimos.Este tipo de productos tarda mucho tiempo en descomponerse.

Además de la contaminación y toxicidad de los materiales tenemos el problemas de que genera la industria de la moda, se producen 150 millones de prendas anualmente. Suficiente para regalar un armario lleno de ropa a cada habitante del planeta.

Es verdaderamente preocupante esta situación debido al grado de contaminación lo que ayudan a empeorar la situación de calentamiento global. 

La pregunta es que podemos hacer para mejorar esta situación. Aquí algunas recomendaciones:

  • Aplicar las tres R (reducir, reutilizar, reciclar) esto significa comprar menos prendas, de mejor calidad y que nos gusten, comprar ropa de segunda mano y /o ecológica,
  • promover mercados de trueque y el Upcycling también conocido como supra reciclaje para crear productos que tienen un mayor valor que el que tenía el material original o lo que es lo mismo transformar residuos en objetos de valor.

Reciclar más que una decisión es una responsabilidad de cada individuo que habita en el planeta , no tenemos otro planeta a donde ir. Un pequeño cambio puede hacer una gran diferencia. Las generaciones del futuro lo agradecerán.

Hasta pronto 

Gracias por leerme

Neylimar