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Uncollecting: How to Let Go of Excess in Your Closet

Your Closet Should Lift You Up

Do you feel weighed down when you walk into your closet? You might be experiencing a consumerism hangover. Post-holidays and changing seasons are prime times to lighten your load and let go of the excess in your closet.

I'm talking gifts:
The quirky Dirty Santa present still in its box.
That sweater from your in-laws you'll never wear.
The sentimental gifts you appreciate but
just don't need.

I'm also talking stuff:
Your stuff.
Stuff you’ve spent good money on.
It's time to uncollect some of it.

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But first, the basics…

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Why Your Closet Needs Help

Why We Buy Stuff 

We want it.
We feel like we need it.
We use it to fill the holes of our insecurities.

Why We Keep Stuff

Our stuff is high-quality.
We spent good money on it.
Keeping it helps us avoid the feeling we might have made a bad purchase. 

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Destigmatizing the Bad Purchase

The loathing attached to a bad purchase can weigh you down every time you still haven't used that thing you bought. The reality is, you only use some things once (or maybe never), and that’s the end of your relationship. You wouldn't let a friend keep a closet full of old boyfriends, would you? Why keep a closet full of stuff you won't use?

When a purchase has outlived its useful life with you, let it go.

GIFT
+
IMAGINED EXPECTATION
+
NO PLACE TO PUT IT
=
BURDEN

Thirty years ago, my sister Anne gave me a large cedar chest as a college graduation gift. I recently downsized my home, and each time I try to find space for the chest where there is none, I wonder: Why am I doing this?

A gift brings a moment of joy for the giver and receiver. Let an unneeded gift be that sweet, simple gesture, unburdened by the expectation you'll keep it forever.


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How to Donate, Sell or Re-Home Items in Your Closet

Pass it On

Here are four worthy places to donate in Tulsa that might not be on your radar:

ANIMAL AID THRIFT STORE

DRESS FOR SUCCESS TULSA

WOMEN IN RECOVERY

AMVETS 

Ca$h it In

It's not for everyone, but reselling pays if you've got the time and patience. A friend and experienced reseller tells me that quality clothing brings significant payouts on digital platforms like Poshmark. For other items, eBay and Craigslist might not make you rich but usually bring higher returns than a garage sale. To consign or sell directly, try SoBo Co., located at 1344 E. 11th St. in Tulsa’s Pearl District.

Consign or sell your items directly to Tulsa boutique SoBo Co., 1344 E. 11th St.  Call Closets of Tulsa  today for a FREE consultation and 3-D closet design:  918.609.0214

Consign or sell your items directly to Tulsa boutique SoBo Co., 1344 E. 11th St. Call Closets of Tulsa today for a FREE consultation and 3-D closet design: 918.609.0214

 Curb Alert

For times when you just need it gone. Most of us are sorely underutilizing this magical tool for disappearing things you think surely no one would want. A Craigslist curb alert will clear just about any item—or lots of items—from your yard within hours. Post it under "free" or in the appropriate category on the site.

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