Breakups suck, there's no way around it. But it's harder to move on when you still have your ex's belongings in your possession. If it's been weeks since you broke up and you still find yourself staring at his books, big T-shirts, gifts, and love letters, it might be time to get some help. Holding on to all his crap could easily send you into a downward, depressing spiral. But before you decide to start a bonfire in his honor, here are a few ways to get rid of his stuff for good and finally move on!
- Sell what he gave you on a website: Never Liked It Anyway is a site that easily allows you to sell gifts given to you by your ex. Think engagement rings, wedding bands, and all those birthday gifts you never actually liked. All you have to do is post the listing and for each add a small description of what you're selling, why you're selling it, and how you plan on bouncing back. It allows you to make some cash in see the silver lining in what feels like a very crappy situation.
- Get rid of all that digital baggage: With breakups also comes the thousands of photos of you and your ex stored in your smart phone, the Instagram comments, and Facebook tags. If you're not emotionally ready to go through it, there's a new app called, Shryne that does it all for you. Shryne allows you to archive all the cyber communication you've had with your ex. You can use its "freeze" feature which lets you temporarily hide all of your ex’s texts, emails, Facebook comments, and Instagram photos. And, when you are ready to let it all go, all you have to do is set it up to delete.
- Send them to this museum: Croatia's Museum of Broken Relationships collects all those obvious remnants of failed relationships from teddy bears, to rings, old wedding dresses, and even photos. It’s a traveling museum from the UK with the goal of helping people to move on from breakups. If you’ve just come out of a relationship and are looking to free yourself of items that remind you of your ex, all you have to do is fill out a form on the museum's website. Not only will these items become part of the exhibition but you’ll come out of this feeling, liberated, free, and empowered.
What are some ways you've dealt with your ex's stuff?