Gifts

Gifts

As part of the on-going battle against clutter and attempting to pare down our possessions, I’ve implemented a new rule around gifts.  No physical gifts (birthday or Christmas presents, and the like) unless they are either on an Amazon wish-list, or in special cases cleared by a spouse.  Money is always good, gift certificates, nicely written cards, those are always welcome.  There’s a wide swath of things that would be nice gifts but that might not be worth keeping and then moving 3,000 miles across the country.

Anything that I really need goes onto the Amazon wish-list.

I think the new rule will really help with the whole “accumulating stuff” problem.  Especially when combined with my new awareness of clutter and asking myself the question “Do I really need this, and do I want to pack it, and move it 3,000 miles?” before I buy anything.

By | 2007-10-07T15:19:02+00:00 October 7th, 2007|Improvement|3 Comments

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Devon is a husband, amateur photographer, avid reader, and motorcycle enthusiast.

3 Comments

  1. Emma October 8, 2007 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I just wanted to make sure that we have this on our amazon wishlist. Because we really need this ASAP and it would totally worth moving across the country. 🙂

  2. Christian October 8, 2007 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    So, uh, I shouldn’t give you this pallet of toys, books, and bricks for a Halloween present?

  3. Devon October 9, 2007 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    @Christian: right. Give them to someone on the street.

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