Letting go of expensive things

Friday, April 22

When it comes to decluttering our stuff, letting go of expensive things is no different than letting go of cheaper things, well at least it should be. But for some unknown reason we find it much harder to let go of an expensive thing then a cheap thing, even when it doesn't bring us any joy whatsoever. The amount spent on something isn’t a measure of how useful it is. It isn’t a measure of how much we like the possession.

It should not matter if an item costs 10€ or 100€, if it does not bring you any joy or isn't of any use to you, get rid of it. Value has nothing to do with cost. Value is a personal thing. You can value more an item that was free, than an item that was super expensive. The item has the value you give to it, not the value on the price tag.

When getting rid of these items, you need to erase from your mind the const of it. Just ask yourself it that item is something that you want/need to keep in your life. If it is, go ahead and keep it, if not, them you can look at the price tag of it and decide what to do with it. Here are some guidelines on how you can get rid of your expensive pieces:

SELL THEM // when you have an an expensive item, it can easily become extremely desirable to others, so find a good price for that item and sell it online.

GIFT THEM // see if you can gift the item so someone you know will want it or need it. Although it's not a brand new gift, the person you will gift it too will still love it.

DONATE THEM // even though they are expensive items, you can still donate them to people that need them most. In the end, it's only cluttering your life anyway. It's time to part with it.


[PT] No que toca a destralhar, livrar-nos de objectos ou peças mais caras é igual a nos livrarmos de coisas que foram mais baratas, ou pelos menos deveria ser. Mas por alguma razão torna-se mais difícil livrar-nos de coisas caras do que de coisas mais baratas, mesmo sabendo que esse objecto não nos traz qualquer tipo de felicidade. O valor gasto seja no que for não esta relacionado com o quanto esse objecto nos é util. Não é uma medida do quanto nos precisamos ou gostamos dessa coisa.

Não devia de importar de gastamos 10€ ou 100€, se não nos é util nem nos traz felicidade então devemos nos livrar dele. Valor não tem nada a ver com o seu custo. Valor é uma coisa pessoal. Vocês podem dar mais Valor a um objecto que tenha sido gratis ou de oferta d que um objecto caro. O objecto tem o Valor que vocês lhe dão, e não o valor numerário da etiqueta.

Quando tentamos nos livra deste objecto caros, temos de apagar da nossa mente o preço que pagamos pelo objecto. E temos que nos perguntar de aquele objecto é algo que amam/precisam de ter na vossa vida. Se o for, então devemos guarda-lo, se decidimos que já não precisamos dele, então ai olhamos para o preço e decidimos a melhor maneira de nos vermos livres dele. Aqui ficam algumas sugestões para se livrarem desses objectos mais dispendiosos:

VENDER // quanto temos um objecto caro, este pode rapidamente se tornar desejável para outros, por isso decidam um bom preço para venda e coloquem-no a venda online.

OFERECER // vejam se acham que conseguem oferecer esse objecto a alguém que precise, como prenda. Apesar de não ser algo novo, a pessoa vai apreciar na mesma o vosso presente .

DOAR // apesar de ser algo caro, podem na mesma doa-lo a alguém que precise dele mais. No final, esse objecto estaria apenas a ocupar espaço na sua vida. Esta na altura de o deixar ir.
4 comments on "Letting go of expensive things"
  1. This is so true.
    I'm always falling for the mistake of keeping everything that I spent a lot of money on, and every time I look at that piece I feel guilty for not wearing it and for not wanting to get rid of it.
    Now I must try and use your advice, maybe I can get rid of some things :)

    xo, Emma.

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    1. Hi Emma =)
      It's much easier if we don't look at the price tag when deciding what to keep.
      Try it and let me know hot it went =)

      Sophie.

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  2. Sometimes, I question if I like a product because it's genuinely good or just luxury. I make impulse purchases a lot and end up returning them. Once they're gone, I realize I don't miss them. There is really something to be said for decluttering because once we let go, we realize we didn't need extraneous possessions in the first place.

    Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

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  3. This is so true. I have a hard time letting go of more expensive items, because if I donate them I feel like I've wasted a lot of money! So I try to sell them, which does make me feel better about letting go. You know, the funny thing is in the past year I've sold and donated so many clothes, and I can honestly say I don't miss any of them. I still need to let go of more but it's really hard now!
    xo Kat

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