Hey Collectors! Do you dread returning items? Does the thought of bringing your items back into the department store make you cringe?
Don’t worry, this is very common especially for collectors. I would have to say that most of my clients would rather lose money then do an ever dreaded return.
I invite you to try and do a return. Do you have clothing with tags on it that you no longer wear or use or like? Has it been within the last year or two since you purchased these items? That’s okay. I have returned items 10 years old back to Macy’s.
I invite you to try and return any items that you can. Feel the anxiety, feel your blood get hot, deal with the embarrassment of people looking. Take control of your compulsive shopping by actually returning items that you no longer want or need.
In my professional experience, I have found that once my clients do about five seperate returns they are much more cautious during their initial shopping excursions. So what’s holding you back? The worst that can happen is that they say no and take no returns. The best that can happen is you shed clutter and get some money back! Any items that the department store will not take – immediately donate them to your closest donation center. These clothes have exceeded their value at this point and should be moved along.
PS: this also goes for QVC and HSN! They take returns! Stand in that postal office line and deal with it. You will begin to feel much better soon. Take control of your life and your home.
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Rachel Seavey, Professional Organizer (and blogger) For Collector Care
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