Holiday Gift-Giving Tips from Peter Walsh’s book “It’s All Too Much”

I read a piece in Peter Walsh’s book It’s All Too Much about gift giving and would like to share it with you as the timing is appropriate:

1.  If you have a large family, at Christmas draw names out of a hat.  Next year, you’re responsible for giving to the person you pick.

2.  If you have a large family, consider only giving gifts to the kids.

3.  Give disposable gifts or gifts that don’t take up room (gift certificates, food baskets, charity donations, etc.) to business associates.

4.  Before you even start shopping, decide on a number of gifts that you’re buying for your kids.  Stop when you’re done.

5.  Get your child one and only one big-ticket item like a bicycle or a dollhouse.

6.  Immediately donate to charity gifts that are age-inappropriate or duplicates of things you or your child already owns.

If you have more tips to offer to help keep the clutter at bay during the holidays, feel free to share in the comments section.  Happy Holidays!

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About Hillary Adams Case

Hillary believes you should never have to question where your keys are; everything has a home. After helping friends and family to get organized for years, they finally encouraged her to make professional organizing her career. Committed to always learning new skills and techniques, Hillary is constantly expanding the ideas she brings to working with her clients. With a joy and passion for finding “Green” solutions, Hillary is delighted to help clients find ways to dispose of items through recycling and donation in order to live lighter on our planet. When not working as an organizer, Hillary enjoys being at the ocean and “using her green thumb” with houseplants. Hillary is also an animal-lover and advocates the need to create healthy space in our homes for ourselves and our four-legged friends.

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