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Keep Your Clutter Out Of The Landfill

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Keep Your Clutter Out Of The Landfill

Release. Release. Release.

Release the excess. Release the old habits. Release yourself from the past.

For months, I’ve been teaching those who are Sick of Being Stuck that clutter clearing is a powerful way to free themselves from that which has them stuck. We’ve talked about this process from many, many angles but we’ve never talked about what to do with the stuff once you are ready to let it go.

It’s not that I didn’t realize we needed to go here because I’ve been trying to write this article for five months. In fact, this is the third version I’ve written this week. This topic is so important, the final line between releasing and not, between taking back your life and not. It’s been hard to write about the fine line between taking any action to get you moving again and being responsible about the impact you have on the earth.

So, here’s the bottom line: Release as responsibly as you can bear to.

When you are paralyzed, the most important thing is that you release the stuff that no longer serves you. This will get the energy moving again. Every single item you release, puts you a bit more back in control of your life. Selling that isn’t the purpose of this article but try it. I promise that it works. It works better than everything else I’ve ever tried, regardless of what I was changing, and my students are finding the same.

There are only three reasons we ever have more stuff than space: 1. We bring in (or allow in) more stuff than our space can hold. 2. We don’t feel inclined or able to release the excess in our space. 3. We don’t know how to get the excess out of our space. If you’re stuck and sick of it and you come to my Sick of Being Stuck Program or if you’re working through this clutter clearing process alone, it’s important to address all three reasons.

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Christy Diane Farr

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8:35PM PDT on May 19, 2012

I always try to find a good home for no longer needed items rather than the landfill. Depending on what the item is, I use eBay, Craigslist, Freecycle, and retailers that recycle certain items such as cellphones, batteries, CFL's, etc.

6:02AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Good time to catch up on info like this is when you're just about to move.... ;)

5:38PM PST on Jan 18, 2012


4:00AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Simplicity...good idea.

8:28AM PST on Jan 7, 2012

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

11:30AM PST on Jan 6, 2012

The best way to reduce clutter and not fill landfills is to not accumulate things in the first place. Simple.

5:35AM PST on Jan 6, 2012

Recycling & donating are excellent ways to declutter.

2:47AM PST on Jan 6, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

2:38PM PST on Jan 5, 2012

Everyone enjoys giving to others, and this is a painless way to do so. Besides helping our community and neighbors, we are showing the world and ourselves that we have control over "our stuff" and not the other way around.

4:22AM PST on Jan 5, 2012

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.

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