Spring Cleaning

Over my spring break, I finally started sorting through some of my houseplants and the accompanying mess. There's a couple plants I need to get rid of just to make room. But how can I get rid of a perfectly good, green plant? It seems I have these emotional attachments and history with all of them. One I got as a cutting from my Aunt; another I had since college. Sigh.

Does anyone else have a problem of composting alive (or even barely alive) plants?