Acquiring vs Giving

Have you acquired so much stuff that you have no place to store everything, yet you keep on shopping!  Next time you feel the urge to shop- Give instead!  The gift of giving will make you feel so satisfied- you will continue to do it!

Here are some ideas to get you started!

  1. On line at Starbucks- buy the person behind you a cup of coffee. (don’t go to Starbucks- but love ice cream- buy the person behind you an ice cream cone.
  2. Pass a homeless person on the street, give them your left over lunch or dinner.
  3. Put some change in a tip jar.
  4. At the grocery store- pick up something extra and donate it to your local shelter.
  5. Give a compliment!

Bonus- your children will learn what it means to be KIND!

Have a wonderful day! Bet you have the next 5 Gifts ready!

This post is by Basic Organization team member Stacey Bromberg.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.

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