Membership and Getaway Gifts. Clutter Free Gifts- Part Two

Memberships and event tickets are a great way to get your friends out of the house, and doing things they love. Museum Membership Zoo Membership Sporting event tickets Broadway/Theatrical Event Tickets iTunes Gift Card The Gym or Health Club Wholesale Club Membership Getaway gifts...  Who COULDN'T use a much needed break?  It may be the best gift your recipient receives all year.  Again, ...

Clutter Free Gifts- Part One

Needs some ideas for a clutter free gift?  Read on!  More to follow! The following are "experience" gift certificates that allow your recipient to have partake in an activity, rather than purchase something to clutter their home.  Be Creative!  Get them a gift certificate to: Day Spa Nail Salon Massage Movies Ice Skating Passes Find something the recipient likes to do and give them a gift ...

Running Errands

Running short on time this holiday season?  Look for ways you can cut down on the time it takes you to run your errands.  Research having your dry cleaning picked up, or having your groceries delivered.  These are examples of services that, for a small fee, can be completed by others and crossed off your personal list.  There are other personal errands that can be "automated" during the holidays, ...

Lights, Action, Christmas!

One of the greatest displays of the season are Christmas lights.  With advances in technology, now is a great time to invest in a new set of lights.  Lights should be inspected every year, and replaced every few years.  Light emitting diodes, or LED lights, offer a bright, bold light, that is 88% more efficient than incandescent lights.  The small investment will save you money in the long run, as ...

Christmas Cards

Consider purchasing a Christmas Card book from a store like Hallmark.  This book allows you to record, and keep track of, who you sent and received cards from each year.  Store bought books also record the recipient's addresses, and cost as little as three dollars.  You can also create your own spreadsheet.  This will make christmas cards a breeze the following year, and help you decide who you ...

Placing Online Orders

During the holiday season online shopping is great way to save time.  However, keeping track of all of the orders can be challenging.  Create a folder within your email and place order confirmations in it until the order arrives.  This will also help you if you need to contact customer service for shipping troubles, to return an item, etc. ...

Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping can be expensive, so its important to check for discounts where and when you can.  Check if your company offers any employee discount programs for the product(s) you offer or for companies that they have partnered with.  Many companies have "perks" programs that offer discounts at participating retail stores.  Also check out search websites for coupon codes to your favorite online ...

Santa's Workshop

Every year you take out the Christmas decorations and it never fails, some of them have broken.  This year take the time to repair those broken ornaments and decorations.  Be careful as some of these ornaments may contain very sharp edges.  Before you open up your Christmas boxes, get out some super glue, or a hot glue gun and set up a clean, free space on your counter. Bring all broken items here ...

Christmas Music

We all have lots of Christmas CDs, but how often do we have time to listen to those CDs?  This year, take a few minute each night to load the CDs onto whatever digital media you use, such as iTunes.  Once you have done this, load them onto your iPod or other device, under a special playlist.  You can name it "holiday" or "Christmas", whatever you like.  This way you will have all of your holiday ...

Environmentally Friendly Gift Wrap

Although gift wrap is beautiful, when all is said and done it ends up in the trash.  So this beautiful paper that we all spend time and money to buy, and wrap presents with ends up spending its remaining days in a landfill.  This year think green and use reusable gift wrap. Bags are always the quickest wrapping method to use.  Reusable shopping bags are inexpensive and make great gift bags.  Use ...