If you're dreading Holidays because every year your house gets filled with boxes, bags, and baskets of stuff you don't want, don't need, or don't know what to do with, early preparation and training are your best defenses.
Ready. Set. Go.
Holiday Gift Boot Camp in full effect starting now!
1. Begin decluttering your house now to get clear on what you have, what you have too much of, what you have enough of for the next 2 years, and what do you actually need or want.
As long as I've been decluttering and organizing people's homes and offices, I've been wondering: Why don't people ask for help?
The minute I began to share what I do, friends and strangers alike would tell me about someone they know (and turns our everybody knows somebody) who needs my help. They are full of enthusiasm and hope that the person will definitely contact me because they've been looking for someone like me to help them. Needless to say, I rarely hear from that person.
It baffled me for years: Why won't they call?
If there's a need and the person to help, what's keeping them?
Kids are easy.
Ok, not easy, but in decluttering they are the most fun and easy to work with!
Especially if you give them a reason to declutter, for example to benefit someone else.
Kids are very clear on what makes them happy.
Unless heavily influenced by parents, when left to their own devices they follow what draws them, discarding all else by the wayside.
They are incredibly compassionate.
They follow their instinct to alleviate other people's suffering without a second thought.