Please encourage all your blog friends to join us in decluttering by using the button on your sidebar. Christmas is just around the corner and you need to start taking action so that you don't just fill up all the spaces you've already decluttered.
The Declutter Tip for the week ...
Re-think the types of gifts you give to others.
For Christmas this year, consider giving gifts of time or clutter-free gifts like experiences. Take a friend for coffee and a muffin, or take over a casserole that they can pop in the freezer.
Last year, my sister gave me a massage for Christmas. It was my best gift because not only do I love massages, but also nothing to schlep back to Joburg on the plane and find a place for in my house :)
This year for my birthday I asked my husband for a DVD of one of my favourite movies (The Holiday) and we spent time together watching a lovely romantic movie on the couch eating popcorn and chocolate. Divine!
Alternatively, give something that is consumable (like my easy oatmeal cookies) or that people will definitely use (not that think they should use, but that they will use)
What other ideas do you have for clutter-free gift giving?
I bought two of these bags (yes, identical) because I couldn't decide which I'd rather have. I haven't used the red one at all so I'm decluttering the red one. No, I'm not throwing away a perfectly good (unused bag) - I'll sell it to someone.
What did you declutter this week?
Please link to the post on your blog where you show off your pictures or talk about the declutter. Or if you don't have a blog, tell me in the comments about ANYTHING you got rid of this week.
It can be anything - physical, electronic, mental clutter or even the need to be a certain way. Like perfectionism! :)
I want you to leave a comment telling me what you're going to declutter next week, just for accountability :)