Do you end up spending way too much money at this time of year? Racking up a bunch of debt? Stressing out about what to buy for gifts? You are not alone!
I'm sure you are already being bombarded by email deals for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Some of these deals are fantastic, but it helps to have a plan before you shop. If you know what you specifically need it will help much like when you spend less at the grocery store when you have a list.
Pause before each purchase and think what would JoAnn do? I am partially kidding there, but many of my clients and other people in my community say I am often in their head.
Ask yourself the following questions:
These happen to be the first two questions I recommend you ask yourself when decluttering. If you answer know you both then it is just clutter. It really is that simple.
Buying a gift because you have to buy a gift when you can’t say yes to either of those questions can also make the receiver feel guilty. It can feel really bad to know someone spent a lot of money on something you have no desire to use.
Yes, it is the thought that counts! So stop buying stuff just to make sure you have a gift to give. Let someone know you were really thinking of them with a gift that they will treasure.
Experience gifts can be a great way to keep clutter to a minimum. I polled my amazing community and one thing we all agreed on is Know Your Audience. A few had such guilt about spa certificates because they hate the experience, yet they used them anyways out of guilt because they can be so expensive.
No Cost (Make a coupon for your time:
I would love for you to share in comments any amazing gifts you have received or given. Also, check out my blog on Get Organized Now for a Peaceful Holiday Season.
Many of these are things you can do together to make lasting memories! Our time together is so precious!
Wishing you a Peaceful Holiday Season!
Clearing a Path to Peace is 29-days of progress and maintenance tasks to get you on your way to a cleaner less cluttered home, while developing habits and learning the process to apply to the rest of your home.