Some thrift stores in Pennsylvania started the idea of clearing out the physical baggage of an ended relationship and making some new space in your life by donating what your ex left behind at your place.

It may feel good, too, to remove the reminders of a romance that no longer warms your heart and let those material items benefit others. Maybe not as good as building a bonfire with their favorite clothes and furniture, but it seems more constructive.

AND, you can use the tax write off.