Ho Ho Ho! I’ve got a treat for you today! I’m excited to be sharing my first ever Clutter Free Holiday Gift Guide!
As a professional organizer, I routinely find myself giving clients permission to let go of items that they have been holding onto solely because they were given the item as a gift. These are things that the client does not need, use or want…things that are taking up valuable space in their home because of a misplaced sense of obligation to the gift giver.
So as the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear, I wanted to offer up some advice to all of you gift-givers out there:
Don’t burden people with a gift that could likely end up in the “donations” box or the “re-gift” shelf of the bedroom closet.
Need more convincing that gift clutter is a problem? Take a look at the results of a recent survey conducted by the folks at Sparefoot.
79 percent of the U.S. population (89 percent of millennials) say they never use some of the gifts they receive each year. On average, more than one in four gifts go unused!
You can avoid the potential of adding to someone’s clutter pile by giving a “clutter-free” gift–a gift that is not a THING and doesn’t occupy space in the gift recipient’s home.
The professional organizing blogosphere is overflowing with posts that celebrate clutter-free gift giving. Just check out this Professional Organizer’s Blog Carnival if you don’t believe me! There are countless clutter-free gift guides out there, so I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring and offer up some clutter-free gift ideas that will hopefully provide some direction if you are stuck on what to give that certain someone this year.
CLUTTER FREE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
- Spa day
- Golf round
- Laser Tag
- Sports event
- Ballroom dancing
- Cake decorating
- Foreign language
- Horseback riding
- Lawn care
- Personal chef
- Auto detail
- Professional Organizer!
- Personal trainer
- Virtual Assistant
- Botanical garden
- Science center
- Community pool
- Food/Wine of the month club
- Cloud backup service
- Itunes gift card
- Home repairs
- Meal prep
- Power wash
- House painting
- Technical assistance
Feel free to print/download this gift guide for future reference! What are YOUR favorite ideas for clutter-free gift giving? What have I missed?
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