Prevent Holiday Clutter Build-up

It’s that time of year where we start shopping for holiday gifts for family and friends.  But will adding more things to our homes (and other’s homes) make them more cluttered? Donald-Duck-Gifts



It doesn’t have to be that way!

Below is a copy of a tip from the eBook ” How To Simplify And Organize Your Holidays”. It talks about a basic rule of clutter control; the in-and-out inventory rule. Although this tip is about children’s toys the same rule applies to any items in our home.

Start now to get rid of the old stuff so you have the room for the new things.

Tip# 11 – Simplify Your Holidays – Children’s Toys

One of the basic rules to control clutter is the in-and-out inventory rule.  When something new comes in, something old must go out.  This is the time of year where lots of new things come into the home.  How about getting rid of some of the old things?

Take the time to make room for all those new things, especially if you have young children who will be receiving gifts from grandparents, aunts and uncles, and you. Have your children go through all their old toys, with your help if necessary, and pull out the ones they don’t want anymore.

Throw away the broken ones.  Any toys that are in good shape can be taken to a local charity collection center (Goodwill, etc.).  This will help teach your children to get rid of the toys they no longer use and learn to bless others by donating them to a charity.

Their anticipation and appreciation for the new gifts will be even greater without the old unused toys cluttering up their rooms and lives.

To a lighter load along the way.