My Mom always made just about all of my clothing, but I got the scraps to make my doll clothes. That is after the big pieces were put in the quilt top pile. Nothing went to waste. As I got older, I started to make my own clothes for school. I would work in the summer to earn enough to by school clothes. It didn't take long for my little brain to figure out that I could purchase fabric for at least TWO outfits for what ONE skirt or blouse cost.
I guess that is what got me hooked on saving things.
Now I save trash. No, really. I save trash.
Just look at what you have to do to preserve the trash so it will be useful later.
I have a large room upstairs that I try to keep my
So take a look at your trash. You can turn it into a treasure.