18 Non-Toy Gifts for Children

All of us that have children have too many toys scattered throughout the house. No matter how diligent we are at keeping them at bay, it seems to be a constant fight. It’s especially hard when special days come and we want to give gifts to our children, or grandparents want to give gifts. Gifts…

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Decluttering Toys with the Kids

Rachel Bowman is a full-time working mom of three girls under 5. Rachel started Just Getting Things Done when she realized she didn’t want to be that mom that doesn’t have any energy anymore, who thinks everything is a burden or a chore. She wanted to be a mom that enjoys her children and her…

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41 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Children

  When simplifying gifts for children, a simple strategy can make a big difference. One of the favorite strategies I’ve seen on the web is: Something they want Something they need Something to wear Something to read Another gift giving strategy is: Something Pleasant Something Practical What our family does: Something Personal Something to Share…

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Clutter-free Wedding Gifts

When a couple is just starting out, of course we want to express our love and best wishes with gifts! Knowing that the gifts will be useful and not cause them stress (where do I store this??) or guilt (I don’t even like crystal bowls… 🙁 ), so what can we give that will be…

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Christmas Gifts For The Crunchy Mom In Your Life

  I have some lovely people in my life that I am planning to gift to this Christmas, and most of them, like me, are on the crunchy (natural) side. While I’ve been thinking through what they would enjoy I figured I would share the cool crunchy gifts I’ve discovered. Crunchy Mom Gift Ideas: Essential Oils. This…

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Limiting Toys Gives Children More Ways To Play

We live in a society (at least in the U.S.) that believes children are only loved when they have multitudes of toys. They need to have plenty of variety: fun, educational, building, role playing, video, characters, etc. and all categories in between. When we as parents come to the point where we see no benefit to…

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Purging The Toys

Toy clutter is one of the largest problems I get asked about: How do I declutter toys?? What do I do with craft projects? My child hoards weird things like junk mail and wrapping paper, what can I do? What do I do with all these misc. pieces?? When you are organizing a child’s room,…

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Non-Toy Gift Guide For The Children In Your Life

Clutter-Free Gift Guide – This gift guide is a compilation of all the gift-lists published on the blog, from toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between. Clutter-free and toy-free ideas. Click here to get this 33-page PDF for $7. Gift giving holidays are just around the corner, and we all want to give to the…

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Dealing With Over-Abundant Gifting And Excess Toys

  This post is 3 of 3 in my Simplify The Gifts Mini-Series   Toys and an overabundance of gifts is its own special challenge. One thing we can do to slow the piles of presents is to redirect well-meaning family members toward alternative gift ideas. Start the conversation with “I have some fear in telling you…

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Simplify The Gifts This Holiday Season

  Welcome to my mini-series about Simplifying The Gifts This Holiday Season The more you can simplify, the greater the opportunity you have to enjoy the holidays. Are you ready to make this happen? Before we dig in, I have to warn you about something that’s critically important. And not paying attention to this will virtually…

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18 Clutter-Free Gifts Under $20

Clutter-Free Gift Guide – This gift guide is a compilation of all the gift-lists published on the blog, from toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between. Clutter-free and toy-free ideas. Click here to get this 33-page PDF for $7. Budget-friendly and clutter-free, unfortunately, don’t always go together when it comes to gifting during the holidays.…

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18 ClutterFree Gifts for Grandparents

Grandparents typically are at the stage in their life where they have already purchased everything they want. They bought the good sturdy brands that have lasted and nothing is in need of replacement. Often times their home is filled and there is simply no needs at all. So, what do you get them? Here are a…

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Simple Children's Birthday Parties

    As the years have gone by, it seems like kid’s birthday parties have gotten more and more elaborate. With having 6 kids, I had to set some boundaries fairly early for attending and having birthday parties: How many birthday parties should my child attend? When my older kids were young, money was pretty tight and…

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18 Clutter Free Gifts for Teachers

  I have many teacher friends and have seen over the years a pretty serious collection of clutter built up from all their students. Teachers love their students and they love the thought put into a gift given to them, it’s hard to let go of items that remind them of people they love. So,…

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18 Non-Toy Gifts for Toddlers

Toddlers are so much fun! For them, life is an adventure and they just get excited about everything they do and see! Toddlers don’t need toys to have fun. They play and learn with everything around them. Sticks, rocks, kitchen gadgets, it really doesn’t matter. Having very few actual toys means their imagination has room to work.…

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18 Clutter-Free Gifts for Expectant Parents

My 18 Non-Toy Gifts for Children post has been such a huge hit! Evidence that most of us are tired of the overabundance of toys! But, as one kind reader pointed out, that list is geared more toward school-age children, and we have other ages that need some attention. So, here you have it: 18 Clutter-Free Gifts for…

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