Part of becoming organized is reducing clutter.
Part of helping other people live simplified, happy lives is not to give them clutter.
By changing the culture of gift-giving, we can slowly start to shift the amount of clutter in the homes–and in the homes of our loved ones.
This leads us to this week’s tip: Shop off the registry!
This coming Saturday, I am attending a baby shower of a first time mom. While there are a lot of things that I may think a first time mom needs, this shower is not about me.
Baby showers exist to help a new mom get what she needs for the upcoming changes in her life. While this mom, being a first time mom, may not know exactly what she’s going to need for this particular baby, I am trusting her registry to guide me. I want to buy her something that she wants and believe will help her in her child rearing journey.
Following someone else’s lead via registry is a great way for them to get exactly what they want–and who doesn’t want to get what they want?
Changing the culture of gift-giving is something that can help us all. Look for newsletters in the future about what I’m doing to shift this culture into something more productive for everyone.