Clutter Free Gifts
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We have beenhelping families live clutterand stress free lives since2006. Our books, The JoyfulOrganizer’s Guide to a JoyfulMove and 50 Tips To GetYour Organized in 10Minutes or Less are helpingfamilies around the world.Bonnie has earned the CPOcertiﬁcation and has beenpublished in Better Homesand Gardens, Woman’s Dayonline, and Parents online.THE HOLIDAYS ALWAYS INCREASE THE CLUTTER IN YOURHOME. THIS YEAR, STOP THE CYCLE.
A lot of the holidays are focused on getting the perfect gift for your friends and family. Sadly, many times, the gifts we givesimply end up cluttering up our homes. This year give the giftof a better life, more time, or a fabulous experience.1.Give consumable items such as cheeses, wines, beer, spices,etc. These can be enjoyed and they won’t clutter up a home.2.Make a donation in honor of a loved one.3.Give the gift of lessons. Many times people want to dosomething their whole lives, but have never taken the timeor have spent the money to do so themselves. Greatexamples are dancing lessons, cooking lessons, orcomputer lessons.4.Plan a family vacation. Who doesn’t want to get away? You will hav e memories to last a lifetime instead of toys that will lasta year.5.Makeover a roomin your home. This is a great gift for a teenager that has outgrown their “little kid” room.6.Massage gift certiﬁcate. Who wouldn’t want this?
Average amount spenton holiday presents in2009
Percentage of charitiesthat saw a drop ingiving in 2008
Number of Christmascards send in the U.S.in 2009 in billions
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