Sometimes you need to trick yourself into getting rid of your old stuff. That's why The Closet Trick, where you turn the hangers of your clothes around as you wear them, is so popular on Apartment Therapy. Well here's an Unplggd version of the closet trick: We call it the DVD buy-back. Grab a friend and $20 (you won't really be spending it!) and get started.
If your collection of DVDs, video games or—gasp!—CDs is as intense as the one in this picture, you could benefit from a little de-cluttering session. But we know that even with the ability to digitize our collection, it can be tough to let go of the collection you've been hoarding.
Luckily, our pal came to the rescue with a tip for cleaning out the media cabinet for good: He calls it the DVD Buy-Back.
Grab a rational, movie-loving friend to help you out and run to the ATM for some cash. Then ask your pal to go through your DVD collection one at a time and offer to sell each title to you for $1.
Depending on how small you want to shrink your collection, you could have started with $15-$50 in your hand to "buy back" your DVDs with, forcing you to limit your library to only the movies that mean the most to you.
Even if it's just pretend, when our own real money gets involved, it's easier to work with a clear (un-hoarding) head.