I am going to say something that goes against the grain of modern society, especially at the holidays! Stuff can be a Slippery Slope to Slavery
Sound ominous? It can be. Stuff can eat your lunch, bury you in your home or office, inflict damage to your soul, and cost you in space, energy, money and sanity.
Know why I know that? Because I have set thousands of people free from their stuff all over the USA and even over the pond, and it is exhilarating to watch them get free from years of bondage to their stuff.
Stuff cripples, suffocates, blinds, incapacitates, hinders, impedes and drowns us. We can’t seem to let go of our stuff. We don’t seem to have enough stuff, so we buy more of it, and it is blocking out light and air!
I once worked with a woman in Arlington, VA, who had 90 bracelets and 50 gold earrings! Yikes. Can we possibly wear all that even in a year? I helped a man in Manassas, VA, excavate his backyard shed, and he discovered he had an actual brand, new table saw- with the table! One gal in another state, gave away the equivalent to a down-payment to a house! True stories.
Want to simplify, eliminate, free up some space so you can enjoy your office and home again? There are organizers in a town near you available to assist you in the decluttering and freeing process of dealing with your stuff. These gals (and guys) are absolutely trained to kindly assist you in getting rid of your stuff and also set up manageable, simple systems that work to set you free to enjoy sanity and peace.
Tell your loved ones to buy you only one present for Christmas! That’ll knock them over for sure, but it will free up so many people in your life to not have to buy you stuff that you probably don’t even want.
In fact, for the past 5 years, I have instructed all of my friends locally to not purchase anything for me at Christmas– no gifts, no gift cards, nothing. I know that it has been a freeing thing for them as they don’t have to labor over what to get me, and they can save money or spend it on their family.
Makes me feel like a million bucks.
I know that at Christmas it is hard to say no, especially to kids, but what is Christmas all about? The gifts or the Giver?