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Clutter: How Can I Give It Away When I Need Cash?

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Clutter: How Can I Give It Away When I Need Cash?

There are people in my clutter-clearing class who are struggling with releasing that which no longer serves them because of its value–or at least their perception of its value–because they really need the money they might get from selling those items. And it’s not one or two of us. No, this fear affects many. At times… even me.

This desire isn’t flawed. It’s brilliant, in fact. When we have unmet needs and desires, it makes sense to cultivate cash with the stuff that is no longer true for us. If it is genuinely possible to turn this stuff into cash, then wonderful. I say, do it!

For the sake of clarity, note that “genuinely possible” is the critical detail. For many of us, there are challenges… very real obstacles that make it unrealistic to turn this stuff into cash.

We may not have the computer skills necessary to utilize Craigslist, Freecycle, eBay, etc. We may not have time. We may live in a community where those things are not effective, or we may have anxiety about connecting with people through the Internet to sell to them. We may not have time because of our other commitments. We may be struggling with low energy or other physical and emotional realities that limit our ability to do what needs to be done to turn our stuff into cash. Even throwing together a yard sale may not be realistic because of weather and whatnot.

So then what?

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1:34AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

thank you! Manifesting what you want and eliminating what you dont is good for the soul

11:46AM PST on Jan 1, 2013


10:19AM PST on Dec 15, 2012

interesting post

12:51AM PST on Dec 15, 2012

Thanks for the info

11:45PM PST on Dec 14, 2012

I had never thought of 'Pay what you can' option.
I am going to figure out how to do that without risking personal safety at home.

If I can't, I feel a couple trips to Goodwill, RePC and Value Village to donate and e-cycle.

7:15PM PST on Dec 13, 2012

I will try to let go...

6:36PM PST on Dec 13, 2012

thank you!

5:03AM PST on Dec 13, 2012


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