The unwanted gift

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Have you ever kept an unwanted gift because of the person who gave it to you?

This happened to a Finer Details’ client who kept hold of an item because it was given to them by a beloved family member.

Keeping hold of the unwanted gift for many years, moving it from place to place, until finally during an organising session with Finer Details, our client found out that the family member didn’t even remember giving them the gift.

All of a sudden the item had no value to our client and was promptly given away.

I think most of us have at one point or other kept a gift not for the value, usefulness or pleasure it gives us but because or our attachment to the person who gave it to us.

How would it change your decision making with your unwanted gifts if you were to remove the invisible thread that links the gift to the giver?

Gifts are given for many reasons; all of them to either be useful or give you pleasure.

Personally I hate the thought of my family or friends keeping one of my gifts because they either don’t want to offend me or would feel guilty getting rid of it.

The reality is, I probably don’t even remember what it was and I would be more than happy if the item was sold or donated to someone who would use it.

So in the spirit of giving, why don’t you have a look at the back of your cupboards and search out those unwanted gifts. Remove that invisible thread and re-evaluate why you are cluttering up your home with these items.

As a personal concierge service we can help find some amazing gifts and as professional organisers, we can help declutter areas to get rid of unwanted items.

The Finer Details team are a wealth of knowledge on all manner of storage solutions and tips. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and blogs for more Organisation Tips and Concierge Services or if you would like friendly professional help organising your life and home contact us now.

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