Frequently, in my work organizing my clients’ homes, we come across old gifts they received. And frequently these gifts are shoved in the back of a closet because the client did not like them or could not find a use for them in the house. But because they were gifts, the client feels guilty getting rid of them. How do you deal with unwanted gifts that have become clutter in your home? Here are a few ideas:
Some people may tell you that once a gift is given, you have the right to do whatever you want with it –- even if that means throwing it away. But for most people, that’s easier said than done. Organizing with tact and sensitivity will keep your loved ones feeling loved and make them more receptive toward your efforts to declutter the house.