Returning Merchandise

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. image
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.
Need help making returns? Hire a Collector Care Professional Organizer today! 925-548-7750 

Rachel Seavey, Professional Organizer (and blogger) For Collector Care

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Just Open The Box!

Hey Collectors, a light weight rant for you. That’s all this is. Pass it up if it doesn’t apply to you.

I know you love your QVC and your HSN TV Show Personalities. I agree they are fabulous. They are like family to you. You invite them into your homes every day. You attend their weddings, see them pregnant, see pictures of the baby, oh you are like family.

AND -> -> Right now for a limited time only (timer counting down) on FLEX PAY you can buy every shade of that item!!!! Quick do it! Now! Time is running out! Product is running out! Everyone will have one but you. 3 Easy payments! You can do it!

The package comes to your door, the excitement is over. You place the box on top of other  boxes and you quickly run back to make sure you did not miss the next item on TV.

What ever happened to the allure of that original item? Why have you not opened that box? There are boxes everywhere – unopened.

This intrigues me. Why? Because I end up opening those boxes, and you smirk when you see that outdated whatchamacallit you bought years before. DONATE! You demand.

I would like to invite you to open your boxes today. Just open one. Do you love it? Do you need it? Would you buy it again??? If not, donate it. Give it away to someone you know. If you love it, cherish it, wear it, use it and work it. Recycle the packaging, cause you know there is a ton. Repeat.


PS: Need help going through those boxes?! Let’s do it together! 
Collector Care Professional Organizers will help you go through them all. We whisk away donations, recycling, and will even shred those shopping receipts and packing slips inside.

PPS: We want you to enjoy your purchases, be in the moment. Be mindful of why you turn on these shows. Are you feeling down? Are you bored? Try and honor your feelings of self control. Try a new hobby. Shopping is only in the moment. What can you do for yourself to make your life happy all around? 

January is Get Organized Month! Make An Event Out Of It!

It’s the first weekend of the New Year. You are craving order in your home. How do you get started?

Take some time today to schedule organizing into your month. Pull out your calendar, or open your calendar app, and jot down your goals for January. It’s time to make organizing an event in your life. thank you!

A great way to start is by penciling in four, one hour slots to tackle clutter. I know you can handle one hour a week. 
This can be going through mail and shredding or recycling what you don’t need. It can be as simple as doing the dishes or as detailed as organizing your albums. There are so many things you can do in these sessions. You just have to make the time. So treat your de-cluttering like an appointment, and make the time to get things done. 

And most of all Collectors, honor your desire to get organized. You deserve it. 

Need help getting organized? 

Collector Care Professional Organizers offer custom solutions to help you maintain a clutter free life. #collectorCareCares