6 Habits to Reduce Clutter at Home This Year (6 photos)
This year:Donate, exchange, return or sell gifts that you don’t love or need. My sister-in-law is a great example of following this habit, and she has done so with gifts I’ve given her that missed the mark. Though I usually put a lot of thought into picking gifts, sometimes I just don’t get it right. When she decides not to keep my gift, I’m not offended. She knows I am well-meaning, and in turn, I wouldn’t want her to keep something she doesn’t like. Plus, because she’s honest with me, I know her better and have become more spot-on with my gift giving. Actually, that’s a good reason to be honest: If you feign love of a gift when you actually don’t love it, you may receive more of the same in the future!
Gifts that don’t come with a gift receipt may still be accepted by retailers in exchange for store credit, though frequently for the current price, which may be lower than what the gift giver paid for it. Clothing, toys and household goods can be donated to nonprofits or sold at a local consignment store.