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What do I do With Unwanted Gifts?

Q: What do I do with gifts I don’t like but I don’t feel right getting rid of? Someone took the time and effort to get them for me, but I have no use for them.

A: What you’re describing is a feeling of obligation. You don’t  have a sentimental attachment (happy or sad memory). It sounds like you just feel guilty because they were picked out for you.

Imagine you gave someone a gift they didn’t really need or like.
Would you want that person to keep it just because it was a gift from you?
Or would you be ok with them passing it along to someone who could really use it?
Yes you took the time to pick it out, but if it is going to sit in a closet collecting dust, it’s not going to be appreciated anyway.
If you say, “give it away,” then why don’t you do that for yourself?

In my opinion, a gift is a gift without strings attached.
If you have to keep it, then it’s a burden… not a gift at all.

– Allison

Allison Carter likes fun and funky organizing. She is a creative, right brainer and thinks it is more fun to organize if you love how your space looks. So she utilitzes color, shape, pattern and texture to keep herself and her stuff organized. Check out her web site at The Professional Organizer!

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