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Clutter-Free Wedding Gift Tips

August 8, 2022 | Holidays & Seasonal,Organized Living |

Wedding season is in full swing! Here are some clutter-free gift tips to ensure you don’t burden your newlywed friends with too much stuff. 

Stick To The Registry

If the couple has a registry, it’s usually best to stick to items on the registry (even if you don’t personally like the items on it). Remember, these are items that have been picked out personally by them and what they will actually need and will use!

Tip: As soon as you get the wedding invitation, go ahead and order a gift and put the wedding information in your calendar. This way it doesn’t even make it to your to-do list and you can toss the invite instead of adding it to your pile of paper clutter.

Don’t Personalize

Stay away from embroidered or personalized gifts. They might seem like an extra special gift to you but people tend to feel more obligated to keep these items when they were customized for them or they feel as if they need to keep it because it has their name on it – when they really don’t care for the item. Plus, they aren’t returnable!

Tip: Always be sure to include a gift receipt with whatever gift you decide to go with and don’t be offended or take it personally if you find out that the gift is returned or donated. Once the gift is given, it is up to them if they want to keep it or not!

Discuss The Gift

If you want to get the newlyweds a gift that isn’t on their registry or that is custom, don’t be afraid to bring it up to them to see if it’s something they want or need. Feel free to send them options or color preferences to choose from. A gift that is actually needed and wanted is much better than a surprise gift that isn’t!

Tip: If you’re wondering if a friend is going to like a gift you picked out, send them 3-5 options. If you send them one item and ask if they like it, they’ll be more likely to feel pressured to say yes. But, if you provide options and ask which is their favorite, they can at least choose their favorite!

Give the Gift of Organization

If the happy couple already has everything they seemingly need, a Horderly gift card is the best clutter-free gift on the market! Hiring a professional organizer is a great way to help them declutter and reorganize their home post-wedding and once they have all their new wedding gifts!

Giving them the gift of organization is one they’ll be thankful for forever! It’s a life-changing process and at Horderly, we’ve been told more than once that we’ve saved marriages!

If you need some extra help but aren’t sure where to start, reach out to Horderly to schedule an in-home or virtual organizing session. 

For more information on all things Horderly – including lots of great tips, tricks, and other #HorderlyHabits – check out our blog or reach out for more information!

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