Are you ready for the infiltration of toys, games, and clothes that are scheduled to appear in the next few days? Not just for children, but adults too. Although we know it is better to give than receive, I think we can all honestly say it is fun to be on the receiving end of a gift.
But what do you truly need? This question may cause you to pause. But don’t take your name off the gift exchange list quite yet.
Below are ideas that you and your family can put into practice before and after the gift giving season.
Gifts are emanate so prepare your home for the new additions. If you notice a kitchen gadget that is still in its original packaging, or find a toy your kids haven’t touched in the past 3 months, then it is time to get it out of your house. Humans are creatures of habit. If you haven’t used it in the past 6 months, the likelihood of it being used in the next 6 months is very minimal.
Don’t let toys take control over your house. As children are opening gifts, pull some aside and stash them away for a rainy day!
Who says you have to receive a gift for a birthday, holiday, or celebration? Simply add “No Gifts Please” to invitations or gift list requests. In place of gifts, designate a charity to gift with for monetary or products donations.
Organization like sleeping: you need it each day. If we stopped eating, cooking, shopping, receiving gifts, then organization could take a vacation.
Organization doesn’t have to be a huge burden. It is simply sorting the things you use and purging the things you don’t use.
Here are a few helpful tips for hassle-free organization.
- Put items in a bin or container if the items are small.
- Label bins so it is clear what is inside. For children, use pictures to help label bins.
- Put things in a bin with a lid if the item will be used at least once a week. You will get frustrated with opening and closing the lid over and over again.
- Stack items. If you have the space, try to give everything its own place on the shelf.
If you are willing to give, someone will be there to receive. There are many charity organizations that are willing to accept your donations.