selling your stuff

How to Prepare for Downsizing

How to Prepare for Downsizing

People who are looking to downsize will often contact me for help. Whether by choice (hello new life in the city) or out of necessity, this can be an all-consuming project. It's hard to know where to even begin, let alone how to sustain the effort needed to finish.

How easy it would be if you could just rent a dumpster or two, fill it up, and call it a day. For some, that's do-able. For others, well, it's more complicated than that.

How to Let Go of "Perfectly Good" Clutter

How to Let Go of "Perfectly Good" Clutter

I was working with an awesome client of mine who had spent a lot of time decluttering and organizing before we started working together.

One of the biggest pains for her was her mudroom. It was crowded (actually, her word was “constipated”) with all kinds of stuff that she had decided to get rid of - but she was at a loss of how to literally remove this “perfectly good” clutter from her space.

Like so many of my clients, she’s very concerned about the environment. It didn’t feel right for her to just throw so much usable stuff in the trash and call it a day.

How Selling Your Stuff Keeps You Stuck

How Selling Your Stuff Keeps You Stuck

If you have taken the bold step of decluttering your space, at some point you will come to the realization that you’ve spent good money on items that you do not use, want, or need. 

It can be really hard not to dwell on the money that you spent on your clutter.

You reason that because you spent so much money on these items, they must be valuable to someone. Surely you can resell them and recoup at least some of the money you spent.

Sooner or later, reality sets in. Resale takes a lot of time and energy - and often for a lot less money than expected. Too often, people use this as an excuse to hold on to things that they know are in their way.