From Mercola.com: You might have heard of shopping referred to as “retail therapy.” Some have suggested that buying stuff, especially new clothes, can make you feel better. In the past 18 months, many have turned to shopping online and, during lockdowns, it may have seemed like the only thing to do.
However, retail therapy can create several challenges. Many of the positive emotions you get from buying new clothes will quickly vanish, while the excess burden on your credit card and in your clothes closet doesn't. If you are like many people, you may not have considered where your clothes go after you have donated them. Unfortunately, many donated clothes do not end up being worn by people in need or even by people in your own regional area.