No way am I throwing out my old kicks — I wear those when regular shoes would be trashed (gardening, beach, etc.) Many pillows can be washed and dried by machine — REUSE is the stage before RECYCLE (which is what we do with magazines). Wire hangers take less space and work fine for light items. Wrecked socks are great for dusting. For that matter, clothes too trashed for Goodwill can be recycled (natural fibers = paper). And no bloody way am I getting rid of my rarely worn treasures. Bongo isn’t making zebra striped jeans anymore, and flapper dresses are harder to find than you think.