If given a wad of ones, what in your house would you "buy back" for a dollar? Would you re-invest in that vase that has been sitting on the counter for a couple of months since you received flowers for your birthday? How about the casserole dish that is dusty and lonesome sitting in the back of the cupboard? When was the last time you made Tuna Surprise?!?
Now remember, you only have a certain amount of cash to spend, and when it is gone it is gone. So what is worth it to you? What do you love? What do you find completely useful?
This technique using a limited amount of money helps us to re-evaluate what is taking up the other finite thing in our houses: space. With only, let's say, twenty dollars in your hand, choices become more clear.
I love this idea! I came across a blog entry presenting this technique on unclutterer.com, and just had to share. You can read the whole post here. Grab a friend to help keep you honest...whom you will "pay"...and tackle that hall closet or spare room you have been meaning to get to. Write in and tell us how it goes!!! You can do it!